Colleges Near Costa Mesa

Colleges and universities near me in the Costa Mesa, California area

There are 3 colleges in Costa Mesa and 105 colleges within 50 miles enrolling a total of 1,007,724 students.

Located in California with a population of 109,960, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Costa Mesa. Driving time to these schools from Costa Mesa should be less than 1 hours. The top rated college in the area is California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. The largest college in the area is University of Southern California enrolling 47,310 students.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Costa Mesa.

105 results found

Orange Coast College
O
Costa Mesa, CA
 
Orange Coast College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 21,122enrollment
  • $5,533net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

0 miles from Costa Mesa

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Vanguard University of Southern California
V
Costa Mesa, CA
 
Vanguard University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#34 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 2,169enrollment
  • $21,611net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 950-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.13Avg GPA

1 miles from Costa Mesa

University of Phoenix Southern California Campus
P
Costa Mesa, California
 
University of Phoenix Southern California Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 9,611enrollment
  • $19,922net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

2 miles from Costa Mesa

Taft University System
T
Santa Ana, CO
 
Taft University System

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 665enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

2 miles from Costa Mesa

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Coastline Community College
C
Fountain Valley, CA
 
Coastline Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 10,977enrollment
  • $9,597net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

5 miles from Costa Mesa

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Orange County
F
Irvine, CA
 
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Orange County

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 64enrollment
  • $33,534net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

4 miles from Costa Mesa

Concordia University Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
Concordia University Irvine

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#32 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 4,162enrollment
  • $25,094net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

6 miles from Costa Mesa

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Golden West College
G
Huntington Beach, CA
 
Golden West College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 11,621enrollment
  • $6,010net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

7 miles from Costa Mesa

Santa Ana College
S
Santa Ana, CA
 
Santa Ana College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 28,425enrollment
  • $6,931net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

7 miles from Costa Mesa

University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $13,944net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA

8 miles from Costa Mesa

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Irvine Valley College
I
Irvine, CA
 
Irvine Valley College

Public 2 Year

3 reviews

 

  • 13,052enrollment
  • $5,689net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

8 miles from Costa Mesa

Chapman University
C
Orange, CA
Chapman University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,608enrollment
  • $40,053net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1370SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

9 miles from Costa Mesa

Laguna College of Art and Design
L
Laguna Beach, CA
 
Laguna College of Art and Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 758enrollment
  • $36,887net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

11 miles from Costa Mesa

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West Coast University Orange County
W
Anaheim, CA
 
West Coast University Orange County

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 3,424enrollment
  • $39,095net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

10 miles from Costa Mesa

Bethesda University of California
B
Anaheim, CA
 
Bethesda University of California

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 371enrollment
  • $16,351net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

12 miles from Costa Mesa

Cypress College
C
Cypress, CA
Cypress College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 15,794enrollment
  • $6,636net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

13 miles from Costa Mesa

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Santiago Canyon College
S
Orange, CA
 
Santiago Canyon College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 11,373enrollment
  • $6,079net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

12 miles from Costa Mesa

Southern California Institute of Technology
S
Anaheim, CA
 
Southern California Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 584enrollment
  • $23,196net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

12 miles from Costa Mesa

FAQ's

The closest community college is Orange Coast College and is 0.3 miles from Costa Mesa. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Orange Coast College are $1,186 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Orange Coast College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.