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Become an OCC Student

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 features exceptional facilities and the latest in technology, offers more than 135 academic and career programs, and the opportunity to reach your educational goals at an affordable price. Come join us! It's cooler at Coast!

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Advantages of Attending OCC

Top Transfer Institution

Orange Coast College has a proven track record of getting students to the next level. OCC is #1 in Orange County for most students transferring to UC and Cal State universities combined!


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Affordable

Tuition at Orange Coast College is set by the state. Compared to four-year schools, it's easy to see why OCC is always a smart choice - the College offers 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 $3,792 $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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Financial Aid | Enrollment Fees


Student Life

OCC offers students a vibrant student life. The Associated Students of Orange Coast College (ASOCC) offers students the opportunity to be fully engaged at OCC via student clubs and student government. There are more than 60 student clubs that students can join and various student government branches they can be a part of, along with 17 Honor Societies in various disciplines that a student can join.

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Student Life | Honor Societies

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Athletics

With more than 100 State and National championships, OCC is the place where champions start. Join us and become one of the OCC Pirates!
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Steps to Enroll

Ready to Apply - Just follow these five steps to start your future at OCC. Fall semester begins in late August.
  1. Apply online
  2. Complete online orientation
  3. Submit high school or college transcripts, and take assessment placement tests
  4. Meet and discuss your educational plan with a counselor in person or by phone
  5. Register for classes

Establish Residency

To establish California residency for tuition purposes, you must:
  1. Be eligible to be a California resident
  2. Submit evidence of one year of physical residence in the state of California
  3. Submit evidence of intent to remain in California.
  4. Submit evidence of financial independence when seeking re-classification from nonresident status to resident status.

Note: The Enrollment Center at Orange Coast College reserves the right to request additional information in its efforts to determine California Residency for tuition purposes.

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