Orange Coast College (120342)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
2022 Average Net Price
$6,744
After Financial Aid
2020 Default Rate
0%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
16,614
39.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45.1%
1,077 Graduates

About

Orange Coast College (120342) is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Orange Coast College (120342) were Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,730 degrees awarded), General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts (55 degrees), and HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (35 degrees).

In 2022, 4,995 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Orange Coast College (120342). 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,437 degrees), 1.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1,387 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Orange Coast College (120342) is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

In 2020 the default rate for borrower's at Orange Coast College (120342) was 0%, corresponding to 0 out of the 344 total borrowers.

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Orange Coast College (120342) is $1,104, which is $7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,744.

In 2022, 53% of undergraduate students attending Orange Coast College (120342) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Orange Coast College (120342) was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Orange Coast College (120342) is $−7,008 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,744
2022 Value
1.35%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Orange Coast College (120342) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,744. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Orange Coast College (120342) grew by 1.35%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,989
Room and Board
$643
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Orange Coast College (120342) was of $15,989 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 4.08% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $643. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 40.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Orange Coast College (120342) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.92% with respect to 2021, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0%
2020 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2020 the default rate for borrower's at Orange Coast College (120342) was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 344 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Orange Coast College (120342) had a total enrollment of 16,614 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Orange Coast College (120342) is 6,500 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,114. This means that 39.1% of students enrolled at Orange Coast College (120342) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Orange Coast College (120342), both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.6% Hispanic or Latino, 29.1% White, 21.9% Asian, 5.24% Two or More Races, 1.74% Black or African American, 0.265% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.259% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Orange Coast College (120342) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (16.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.7%) and White Male (15.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Orange Coast College (120342) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,614 students. The full-time enrollment at Orange Coast College (120342) is 6,500 and the part-time enrollment is 10,114. This means that 39.1% of students enrolled at Orange Coast College (120342) are enrolled full-time compared with N/A% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Orange Coast College (120342) was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Orange Coast College (120342) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,917 enrolled students
  2. White
    4,829 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    3,633 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Orange Coast College (120342) is 35.6% Hispanic or Latino, 29.1% White, 21.9% Asian, 5.24% Two or More Races, 1.74% Black or African American, 0.265% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.259% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 148 students (0.891%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 395 more women than men received degrees from Orange Coast College (120342). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Orange Coast College (120342) is hispanic or latino (1,437 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1387 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Orange Coast College (120342) is Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,730 degrees awarded), followed by General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts (55 degrees) and HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (35 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Orange Coast College (120342), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,199 degrees awarded), Transportation (88 degrees), and Physical Sciences (99 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Orange Coast College (120342) are Elementary & middle school teachers (152,233 people), Other managers (132,615 people), Postsecondary teachers (102,133 people), Physicians (100,535 people), and Other Physical Scientists (71,359 people).

The most specialized majors at Orange Coast College (120342) in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,199 degrees awarded), Transportation (88 degrees), Physical Sciences (99 degrees), Human Sciences (107 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (145 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Orange Coast College (120342) are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Orange Coast College (120342) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,199 degrees awarded), Transportation (88 degrees), Physical Sciences (99 degrees), Human Sciences (107 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (145 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Orange Coast College (120342) are Elementary & secondary schools (328,147 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (214,896 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (189,095 people), Computer Systems Design (111,091 people), and Scientific research & development services (76,432 people).

The most specialized majors at Orange Coast College (120342) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,199 degrees awarded), Transportation (88 degrees), Physical Sciences (99 degrees), Human Sciences (107 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (145 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Orange Coast College (120342).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 469 degrees awarded
  2. 384 degrees awarded
  3. 151 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Orange Coast College (120342) was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 469 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,300
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,695
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,300 degrees were awarded to men at Orange Coast College (120342), which is 0.853 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,695).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 967 degrees were awarded to men at Orange Coast College (120342) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.785 times less than the 1232 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1232 degrees were awarded to men at Orange Coast College (120342) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.27 times more than the 967 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 20% of students graduating from Orange Coast College (120342) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Orange Coast College (120342) is Female and Black or African American (72.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.49% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,437 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,387 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,366 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Orange Coast College (120342) is hispanic or latino (1,437 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1387 degrees).

1.32% of degree recipients (66 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    820 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    749 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    719 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Orange Coast College (120342) is hispanic or latino female (820 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (749 degrees).

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Operations

Orange Coast College (120342) has an endowment valued at nearly $42.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −7.46M (−17.6%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Orange Coast College (120342) had a total salary expenditure of 197M. Orange Coast College (120342) employs 256 Instructors. Most academics at Orange Coast College (120342) are Female Instructor (133), and Male Instructor (123).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Orange Coast College (120342) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 123 employees, Service, with 74 employees, and Management with 52 employees.

Endowment

$42.3M
2022 Endowment
3.29%
decline from 2021

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $24M - Federal
  2. $29.7M - State
  3. $19.7M - Local

As of 2022, Orange Coast College (120342) received $24M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $29.7M from state grants and contracts, and $19.7M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$74.9M
2022 Salaries
5.21%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Orange Coast College (120342) paid a median of $74.9M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($197M) and a 5.21% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.73% decline between 2020 and 2021, and a 3.52% growth between 2019 and 2020.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.8M
Instructional Salaries
256
Number of Employees

In 2022, Orange Coast College (120342) paid a total of $31.8M to 256 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
256 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
123 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Orange Coast College (120342) was Instructor with 256 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Orange Coast College (120342) were Office and Administrative Support with 123 employees, Service with 74 employees, and Management with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Orange Coast College (120342) was Female Instructor with 133 employees, and Male Instructor with 123 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Orange Coast College (120342).

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