Orange Coast College has a proven track record of getting students to the next level.

As 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, Arizona State University, and more.


OCC Students Transfer to…

  • UC Berkeley
  • UCLA
  • UC Irvine
  • Georgetown
  • Pepperdine
  • USC
  • Columbia
  • Stanford
  • Berklee College of Music
  • And more!

Cost Comparsion

Cost is based on tuition and fees based on 14 units per semester for an academic year.

With classes at just $46 a unit, Orange Coast College offers high-quality education for a lot less than UC, CSU, and private colleges. Students can save tens of thousands of dollars by starting at OCC and then transferring to a four-year university or using their degree or certificate to get a well-paying job. OCC offers: 

  • Same general education classes for 1/5 the cost of (81% less than) California State University (CSU) institutions
  • Same general education classes for 1/10 the cost of (90% less than) University of California (UC) institutions
  • Same general education classes for 1/25 the cost of (96% less than) Private Orange County Universities
  • Same general education classes for 1/30 the cost of (97% less than) Private Los Angeles County Universities

Note: Financial aid is available for those who qualify.