Orange Coast College, located in Costa Mesa, CA, was founded in 1948 with an initial enrollment of 500 students. Today, Orange Coast is one of the nation’s largest community colleges, with more than 25,000 students enrolled each semester. OCC offers more than 130 academic programs. About half of OCC’s students are enrolled in one of its career and technical programs.
Orange Coast College also is proud of the fact that it ranks first among Orange County’s nine community colleges in sending its students on to the University of California and California State University systems. In the past 10 years, 16,000 OCC students have transferred to those campuses. A number of Orange Coast students also transfer to private colleges and universities in California and around the country.