Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, United States
Male : female student ratio
50 : 50
January, June, August
Local : international
90 : 10
Why Choose Orange Coast College
Flexible Enrollment and Variety of Programs
Orange Coast College welcomes students from various academic backgrounds and competencies. Community College is a great option for students who need additional academic support to earn admission to their top choice University. OCC also offers short term degree programs for those interested in vocational and technical fields.
Students save more than 50% in tuition and fees by attending OCC then transferring to a 4-year university. On average the tuition alone at traditional universities can range from $25,000-$50,000 per year. Classes offered at OCC are equivalent in terms of quality of instruction and fulfilling the same degree requirements.
Attend School in Beautiful Southern California
Orange Coast College is located in the coastline of Orange County, one of the safest, most ethnically diverse, and desirable communities in Southern California. It is also home to Disneyland, famous beaches, and prestigious 4-year Universities.
Increase Your Chances for Acceptance to Top Universities
Orange Coast College (OCC) is a 2-year community college known for preparing students to gain transfer admissions to Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges across the US. OCC has one of the highest acceptance rates to the University of California, which includes UCLA and UC Berkeley and the California State University system.
Reviews of Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, United States
Courses offered in Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, United States
When I was researching US colleges online, I learned that OCC is one the top community colleges for transfer. I got a great education and experience in leadership roles through on-campus student clubs. This helped me to prepare for applications to transfer to top Universities. I was admitted to all 3 universities I applied for, all offering me big scholarships! I will be attending the University of Oklahoma, majoring in Business.
Vy Hoang, Vietnam
I attended OCC to transfer to a top business program. I went to a transfer fair on campus and the University representatives asserted that my classes at OCC are preparing me well. However, my experience here is more than just academics. My professors are like my parents. They taught me things that I can apply to everyday life such as critical thinking, being more comfortable speaking up, and how to prepare for my career. I also made a lot of friends, which is important because I am here without my family.
Jonghan Alvin Kim, South Korea
My original plan to study in the US was attend English Language School. I did well in my classes and decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree. I chose OCC because it has lots of majors and many people recommended it to me. I also love the location, especially the beach where I took a class to learn how to surf! My goal is to transfer to a top University for Electrical Engineering. OCC has definitely helped me prepare.
Jaewon Justin Song, South Korea
“I choose OCC because of its reputation of being a top transfer school. As an international student, I liked that there was faculty from different countries. I was accepted to four UC (University of California) campuses but chose UC Irvine because it is located next to OCC and I love living in Orange County.
Qifan Jason Yang, China
About Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, United States (Summary, Fees, Scholarship, Campus Life, etc.)
Orange Coast College (OCC) is 2-year Community College fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a regional accrediting organization in the US. It is one of the largest community colleges in the US enrolling 25,000 students each semester from more than 70 countries. OCC offers 130 academic and career programs, leading to Associate of Arts and Science Degrees, Certificates of Achievement, and Transfer pathways to 4-year universities/colleges.
Orange Coast College was recently named “Top Community College in Southern California” based on transfer rates and student retention. Our international students have been offered admission and scholarships to some of the most selective institutions across the US, including the Ivy League.