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

Norco College
N
Norco, CA
Norco College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 10,261enrollment
  • $8,656net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

26 miles from Costa Mesa

California State Polytechnic University Pomona
C
Pomona, CA
California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in California

  • 30,014enrollment
  • $14,457net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1250SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

27 miles from Costa Mesa

Mt. San Antonio College
M
Walnut, CA
Mt. San Antonio College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 28,393enrollment
  • $5,297net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

26 miles from Costa Mesa

DeVry University California
D
Pomona, California
 
DeVry University California

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 11,039enrollment
  • -net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

28 miles from Costa Mesa

East Los Angeles College
E
Monterey Park, CA
East Los Angeles College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 33,397enrollment
  • $12,522net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

29 miles from Costa Mesa

El Camino Community College District
E
Torrance, CA
El Camino Community College District

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 20,418enrollment
  • $13,111net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

28 miles from Costa Mesa

East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program
E
West Covina, CA
 
East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 139enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

28 miles from Costa Mesa

University of the West
T
Rosemead, CA
 
University of the West

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 238enrollment
  • $10,834net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.43Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

28 miles from Costa Mesa

Life Pacific College
L
San Dimas, CA
Life Pacific College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 604enrollment
  • $21,444net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 930-1085SAT range
  • 16-25ACT range
  • 2.91Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

30 miles from Costa Mesa

La Sierra University
L
Riverside, CA
 
La Sierra University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#25 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 1,993enrollment
  • $24,891net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 15-23ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

29 miles from Costa Mesa

Los Angeles Southwest College
L
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Southwest College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,216enrollment
  • $11,482net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

29 miles from Costa Mesa

University of La Verne
L
La Verne, CA
University of La Verne

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#20 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 6,983enrollment
  • $30,061net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

31 miles from Costa Mesa

Azusa Pacific University
A
Azusa, CA
 
Azusa Pacific University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 9,006enrollment
  • $31,367net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

32 miles from Costa Mesa

California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#26 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,745enrollment
  • $3,859net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 870-1060SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA

31 miles from Costa Mesa

Azusa Pacific Online University
A
Glendora, CA
 
Azusa Pacific Online University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,036enrollment
  • $18,284net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

31 miles from Costa Mesa

California Baptist University
C
Riverside, CA
California Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#23 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 11,317enrollment
  • $27,883net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

33 miles from Costa Mesa

Citrus College
C
Glendora, CA
Citrus College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 11,863enrollment
  • $6,394net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

32 miles from Costa Mesa

Claremont McKenna College
C
Claremont, CA
Claremont McKenna College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#19 Best Colleges in America

  • 1,264enrollment
  • $22,004net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

32 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.