In compliance with the Student Right-To-Know (SRTK) Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542), Orange Coast College makes available its completion and transfer rates to all current and prospective students.
These rates are based on a limited cohort (or group) of students which are tracked for a three-year period. The cohort is limited because it includes only students who entered Orange Coast College in the fall term as first-time, full-time students seeking a degree, certificate or transfer.
Students included in the 2011 SRTK Cohort were tracked from Fall 2011 through Spring 2014 to determine their academic outcomes during the time period.
Completion Rate: A student is included in the Completion Rate if they attained a certificate or degree or became “transfer prepared” within the three-year period. Transfer-prepared is defined as having completed 60 transferable units with a GPA of 2.0 or better.
Transfer Rate: A student is included in the Transfer Rate if, within the three-year tracking period, they transferred to another postsecondary institution prior to receiving a certificate or degree or becoming "transfer-prepared".
The table below compares Orange Coast College's Completion and Transfer Rates to the statewide community college average.
||2011 SRTK Cohort|
||State Wide |
|Orange Coast College Graduation Rates|
|Graduation rates of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates within 150% of normal time to program completion, by gender and race/ethnicity and transfer out-rate: 2010 cohort|
|Overall graduation rates
|American Indian or Alaska Native
|Black or African American
|Hispanic or Latino
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
|Two or more races
|Graduation rates are based on the student's completion status as of August 31, 2013.|
|Source: IPEDS 2013 Survey, retrieved from |
These rates do not represent the completion and transfer rates of the entire student population at Orange Coast College nor do they account for student outcomes occurring after this three-year tracking period. For more information on SRTK methodology, interpretation, and rates at other community colleges, you can visit the California Community College Chancellor's Office website at http://srtk.cccco.edu/index.asp . Additionally, the IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey utilizes the same cohorts and reports out six-year tracking periods.