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At Orange Coast College, you’ll get the same high-quality education that you would get at a four-year university, only without the student debt. And during these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to get the best bang for your buck.

Whether it’s in-person or online, OCC strives to be the standard of excellence in transforming lives through education. As one of the top transfer schools in the nation, Coast offers more than 135 academic and career programs, including 29 Associate of Transfer degrees that put students on the path to finishing their bachelor’s degree at a public or private four-year university. Best of all? With our Pirates’ Promise program, the first two years of tuition at OCC is FREE for all first-time, full-time students.

The choice is yours - make the smart one and apply today!


Cost Comparsion

Average Cost to Attend Full-time for a Full Year

With classes at just $46 a unit, Orange Coast College offers high-quality education for a lot less than UC, CSU, and private colleges. Students can save tens of thousands of dollars by starting at OCC and then transferring to a four-year university or using their degree or certificate to get a well-paying job. OCC offers: 

  • Same general education classes for 1/5 the cost of (81% less than) California State University (CSU) institutions
  • Same general education classes for 1/10 the cost of (90% less than) University of California (UC) institutions
  • Same general education classes for 1/25 the cost of (96% less than) Private Orange County Universities
  • Same general education classes for 1/30 the cost of (97% less than) Private Los Angeles County Universities

Cost is based on tuition and fees based on 14 units per semester for an academic year.

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Pirates' Promise
Our Pirates' Promise Program provides two years of free tuition and textbook support. 

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