Orange Coast College (OCC) is a 2-year California community college with its main campus located in Costa Mesa, and the OCC School of Sailing and Seamanship in Newport Beach. OCC is located in Orange County between Los Angeles and San Diego -- minutes from Disneyland Resort and California's most popular beaches.
OCC is a comprehensive community college offering more than 130 associate degree and certificate programs covering land, air and sea. The most popular programs for international students are Architecture, Business Administration, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Fashion, Film, Theatre, and Travel.
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Orange Coast College is consistently the #1 community college in Orange County, and #3 overall for the number of transfer students to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) combined.
Transfer programs include:
OOC international students have transferred to nearly 200 universities across the U.S. including Columbia University, Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), New York University (NYU) and the University of Southern California (USC).
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For a details on how to apply as an international student, visit the International Admissions website.
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Estimated Annual Expenses
|Tuition + Health and Enrollment Fee*||US$7,690.|
|Room and Board||US$10,400.|
|Incidentals, Books and Supplies||US$1,600.|
*These fees are subject to change without advance notice. Financial aid is not available to international students. These fees are an estimated yearly cost for attendance based on 12 units per semester for Fall and Spring (24 units total). For more information related to the Enrollment Fees, please refer to the Fee Information Page.
OCC offers a short term-intensive English language program called IEC@OCC. Students who enroll may apply for conditional acceptance to OCC and will be fully admitted after completion of level "Advance B". For the most updated information on sessions dates, deadlines, and cost, please visit iec-occ.org.
My professors were always helpful, especially with improving my English ability which helped me get accepted to the university of my dreams. -- Haruno Hiroshima, Japan; transferred to UCLA, Fall 2017
I chose OCC because of its low tuition cost but in the end, I got a really good value education. -- Cherng Chyn Loh, Malaysia; transferred to UC Berkeley, Fall 2017
I like the fact that there are a lot of international students at OCC, which makes me feel more comfortable to learn English. -- Shulammite Hung, Malaysia; transferred to Arizona State University, Spring 2018
I chose Orange Coast College because of the reputation of the film program, and its high transfer rates to the universities I wanted to attend. OCC's convenient location in Orange County allowed me to visit big cities like Los Angeles, and also to visit my relatives in San Diego. I could not have chosen a better place to start the journey towards my dream. -- Enzo Flores, Brazil; transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City
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