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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,648 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
39.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
721 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Orange Coast College is $1,104, which is $2,118 less than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $6,648, which is 602% of the cost for in-state students, and is $288 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,515.

In 2016, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Orange Coast College has a total enrollment of 21,731 students. The full-time enrollment at Orange Coast College is 8,561 students and the part-time enrollment is 13,170. This means that 39.4% of students enrolled at Orange Coast College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Orange Coast College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.2% Hispanic or Latino, 33.1% White, 20.3% Asian, 4.39% Two or More Races, 1.61% Black or African American, 0.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Orange Coast College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (6.43%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (5.89%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.82%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 256 more women than men graduated from Orange Coast College. The majority of students graduating from Orange Coast College are White. These 1,358 graduates mean that there were 1.24 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,091 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Orange Coast College is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 443 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 328 graduates and General Psychology with 142 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Orange Coast College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Liberal Arts & Humanities, with 1,901 graduates, followed by Architecture and Related Services with 34 graduates and Math & Statistics with 69 graduates.


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Orange Coast College has an endowment valued at nearly $3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $113,130 (3.78%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Orange Coast College had a total expenditure of $152M. Of that $152M, they spent $62M on salaries and $25.6M on benefits.

Orange Coast College employs 250 Instructors, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Orange Coast College are Male Instructors (128), Female Instructors (122), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Orange Coast College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 130 employees, Service, with 82 employees, and Management with 44 employees.



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