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Student Right To Know (Completion Rates)

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 2017 SRTK Cohort were tracked from Fall 2017 through Spring 2020 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.

 2017 SRTK Cohort
 OCCState Wide
Completion Rate42.13%33.67%
Transfer Rate10.73%9.74%


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: 2017 cohort. 

Overall graduation ratesRate
American Indian or Alaska Native20%
Black or African American35%
Hispanic or Latino27%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander29%
Two or more races41%
Race/ethnicity unknown33%
Nonresident alien48%
Transfer out-rate10%

Graduation rates are based on the student's completion status as of August 31, 2020.

Source: IPEDS 2020 Survey, retrieved from IPEDS Institution Profile for Orange Coast College

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 Student Right To Know. Additionally, the IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey utilizes the same cohorts and reports out six-year tracking periods.

Last updated on January 27, 2022