Orange Coast College is one of the nation’s top transfer schools offering thousands of students opportunities to transfer to universities and private colleges within California and across the nation. OCC is the best choice for a quality education at an affordable price featuring exceptional facilities and the latest in technology. Students enjoy our vibrant campus life joining many of our student clubs, college and sporting events, and enrichment programs. Our 164-acre campus is located in the heart of Costa Mesa, just minutes from Southern California’s best attractions. Make your destination Orange Coast College!

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Start Your Journey

Explore a range of academic and career paths designed to fuel your curiosity and imagination. We offer more than 150 academic and career programs, and the opportunity to reach your educational goals. Find out which one is right for you! We offer classes throughout fall, winter, spring, and summer, and are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Top In Transfers

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Orange Coast College has a proven track record of getting students to the next level. OCC is the #1 community college in Orange County for combined UC and CSU transfers — as well as transfers to prestigious private universities like USC and Pepperdine. OCC is the smart choice for students looking to move on to a four-year university.

At Coast, students have access to exclusive guaranteed transfer agreements and priority consideration with several colleges and universities, including UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, Loyola Marymount, Chapman University, and more.


Compared to four-year schools, it's easy to see why Orange Coast College is always a smart choice - we offer a quality education at an affordable price.
Tuition Cost for Full-time Student within 1 Semester
Orange Coast College California State Universities (CSU) University of California (UC) Private Universities University of Hawaii, Manoa Arizona State University
Resident $552 $2,871 $5,751 $25,000 $5,544 $5,317
Non-Resident $4,944 $7,623 $20,247 $25,000 $16,560 $14,209

Note: These numbers do not include housing, books, material fees, etc. Tuition cost are estimated figures and subject to change according to their respective institution.

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Where Champions Start

Go Pirates!

With more than 100 State and National championships across 25 athletics teams, OCC is the place where champions start. Join us and become an OCC Pirate!


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Life at OCC

At OCC, you'll find a vibrant campus life. The Associated Students of Orange Coast College (ASOCC) offers students the opportunity to be fully engaged on campus via student clubs and student government. Students have the option to join more than 60 student clubs, as well as various student government branches and 16 Honor Societies in various disciplines.

Become an OCC Student

Your journey to academic and life success starts here.

So what are you waiting for? Apply to become an OCC student today!