Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, CA

Questions and Answers

Lynnsey H.
2 months ago
What is the average cost of attendance for a semester at OCC?
Orange Coast College
The cost of attendance depends on the number of units you take and if you are a CA resident or not. You pay $46 per unit. Additional fees include the health fee ($21 for Fall and Spring and $16 for Summer), the college service charge ($26 Fall and Spring and $15 for Summer), and student representation fee ($2). Please visit the OCC Fees page for more info -
Ariana V.
3 months ago
What kind of scholarships does Orange Coast College offer for students of marginalized communities?
Orange Coast College
OCC has a variety of scholarships for students made possible by donations to the OCC Foundation. To be considered for scholarships at OCC, students must complete an application. Your application will automatically applied to qualified general scholarships. For more information, visit the scholarship page ( or contact the Scholarship Office at
Ariana V.
3 months ago
What types of extracurriculars and activities does Orange Coast College offer at your school?
Orange Coast College
OCC has a vibrant student life - offering opportunities to get involved with student government and/or clubs. There are more than 60 student clubs and 17 honor societies that you can join. In addition, you can take on a leadership role within Associated Students of Orange Coast College (ASOCC) - OCC's student government. Contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership at
Amy R.
5 months ago
How can I learn more about transferring credits to Orange Coast College from another university?
Orange Coast College
You will want to request an official transcript from your institution to be sent to OCC. Once received, the evaluation team will review your transcript and award you credits for courses completed that are equivalent to OCC. Please note, the evaluation process takes time (currently about 6 weeks) so try to request one as soon as you can. You can find more information about sending transcripts on the Transcript page -

Academic details

Student Faculty Ratio
29 to 1
School type
Public 2-year institution

Diversity statistics

35% Hispanic
32% White
21% Asian
5% Multiracial
2% Black
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Welding Inspector (Certified)135k
Information Technology (IT) Manager92k
Software Developer66k
Executive Assistant65k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)57k
Assistant General Manager (AGM)56k
Office Manager47k
Based on 1,211 student responses
45.5kAvg. Early Career Pay
73.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
58%in High-Meaning careers
9%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Not reported
Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$7,836 / year
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