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 964,871 students. These are the closest colleges.

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 which is ranked #7 in the nation by CollegeSimply. The largest college in the area is University of Southern California enrolling 46,287 students. In terms of affordability, Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the area at $1,104 per year.

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

Orange Coast College
O
Costa Mesa, CA
 
Orange Coast College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 18,125enrollment
  • $6,499net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 8

0 miles from Costa Mesa

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

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#22 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 2,289enrollment
  • $21,667net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 9

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

 

  • 614enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

2 miles from Costa Mesa

Coastline Community College
C
Fountain Valley, CA
 
Coastline Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 8,826enrollment
  • $9,105net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Sep 7

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
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.9Avg Weighted GPA

4 miles from Costa Mesa

Concordia University Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
Concordia University Irvine

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#21 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 4,071enrollment
  • $29,893net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.62Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

6 miles from Costa Mesa

Golden West College
G
Huntington Beach, CA
Golden West College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 11,396enrollment
  • $5,881net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

7 miles from Costa Mesa

Santa Ana College
S
Santa Ana, CA
 
Santa Ana College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 20,118enrollment
  • $6,658net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

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

  • 36,303enrollment
  • $13,106net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

8 miles from Costa Mesa

Irvine Valley College
I
Irvine, CA
 
Irvine Valley College

Public 2 Year

3 reviews

 

  • 12,199enrollment
  • $5,797net 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

4 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,761enrollment
  • $44,327net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1350SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.8Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

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

 

  • 782enrollment
  • $37,560net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

11 miles from Costa Mesa

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

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 4,330enrollment
  • $36,554net price
  • 100%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

 

  • 399enrollment
  • $16,912net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Sep 1

12 miles from Costa Mesa

Cypress College
C
Cypress, CA
Cypress College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 15,325enrollment
  • $7,516net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

13 miles from Costa Mesa

Santiago Canyon College
S
Orange, CA
Santiago Canyon College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 9,003enrollment
  • $6,344net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

12 miles from Costa Mesa

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 568enrollment
  • $26,392net price
  • 100%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 $1,188 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.