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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 the Coast!

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Advantages of Attending OCC

Leader in Transfers

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

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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 from 2018-19 and subject to change according to their respective institution.

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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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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 the online orientation
  3. Meet with a counselor to create your Student Educational Plan (SEP)
  4. Register for classes

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