Best known Program - Only 2-year college with a School of Sailing and Seamanship, the largest 2-year marine science program in the U.S., architecture, aviation, business, computer science, engineering, interior design, fashion, film and television, hospitality. OCC also offers a competitive athletic program that is a recruiting hub for the NCAA.
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. OCC features exceptional facilities and the latest in technology and offers more than 135 academic and career programs, including one of the nation's largest and most acclaimed public nautical programs. OCC consistently ranks as one of the top colleges in the state – and the top college in Orange County - for the number of students it transfers to the University of California and California State University systems. OCC is the only community college in Southern California with on-campus student housing.
Orange Coast College is an educational destination for the 22,000 students enrolled representing 80 countries from around the world. Supporting more than 1,300 international students, the Global Engagement Center is committed to your success. International students who attend a community college like OCC and transfer to a university for a bachelor’s degree, save 50-70% in cost.
OCC's affordable education comes with incredible value. We invite you to learn what sets us apart from the 1,000 community colleges in the U.S. and why "IT'S COOLER AT COAST"