Orange Coast College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Costa Mesa, CA

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How much is the Orange Coast tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Orange Coast's tuition & fees is $1,208 for California residents and $9,992 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $22,708 for California residents and $31,492 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Orange Coast Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,208
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,992
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
On-campus Room & Board$17,297
On-campus Expenses$3,051
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,860
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,218
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,889

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Orange Coast' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Orange Coast College$1,208$9,992
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Orange Coast and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Orange Coast CollegeCosta Mesa, CA$1,208$9,992
Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA$1,270$9,910
Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA$1,364$12,004
Chabot CollegeHayward, CA$1,150$8,686
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA$1,184$11,120
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CA$1,204$9,844
Columbia CollegeSonora, CA$1,547$8,870
Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA$1,188$12,320
College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA$1,326$9,586
Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CA$1,312$9,012
El Camino Community College DistrictTorrance, CA$1,144$7,144

Financial Aid and COA

At Orange Coast College, 8,826 students (53%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,069.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Orange Coast is $26,423 for students living on-campus and $28,719 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,541 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,411 and the average amount of student loans is $5,903.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$22,708$31,492
COA (off-campus)$25,004$33,788
Tuition & Fees$1,208$9,992
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$21,500$21,500
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,796$23,796
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,639$26,423
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,935$28,719
Average Financial Aid$5,069$5,069
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship8,82653%$5,069
Pell Grants3,98524%$3,947
Federal Student Loan2321%$5,760
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,54172%-
Grants or Scholarships1,53772%$6,411
Federal Grants86340%$8,387
Pell Grants79337%$5,037
Other Federal Grants69532%$4,668
State/Local Grants1,46668%$1,783
Institutional Grants4-$403
Student Loan Aid271%$5,903
Federal Student Loans271%$4,138
Other Student Loans4-$11,920
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level792791$7,312
110,001 or more88$2,207

Student Population

Orange Coast College has a total of 16,614 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 8,084 male students and 8,695 female students attending Orange Coast. The school offers online degree programs and 2,668 students enrolled online exclusively (16.06% of all students).
Undergraduate16,779 8,0848,695

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered200 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population16,614
Graduation Rate45%
Transfer-out Rate9%
Retention Rate70% (Full-time), 47% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate27 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties264 (Full-time), 468 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs616 (Full-time), 478 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$105,539
Average Staff Salary$84,086