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Why Choose Orange Coast College

​With more than 1,100 students 75+ countries, Orange Coast College is the leading community college in Orange County for the enrollment of international students. Here are some reasons why international students choose Orange Coast College:
  • Named "Top Large Community College in Southern California" - based on transfer rates and student retention combined
  • Consistently ranked #1 in Orange County and among to the top 3 overall in the number of transfers to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems combined.
  • Transfer Admissions Guaranteed Pathways to 6 UC campuses and nearly all CSU's.
  • Transfer credit agreements with more than 100 universities across the U.S.
  • International students transferring to some of the most selective institutions in the world including UCLA, UC Berkeley, Columbia, Cornell, UPENN, MIT, USC, and Carnegie Mellon.
  • Comprehensive academic offerings of 130 programs leading to associate's degree, certificates and transferring to 4-year universities.
  • Located near the coastline of Orange County, one of the most desirable and safest communities in Southern California.
  • Facilities and academic support comparable to 4-year universities.
  • OCC was ranked 12th among 381 two-year institutions in the U.S. for producing the highest-paid graduates in PayScale's 2016-2017 College Salary Report.
OCC Student Hani Mufeed Al-Faris