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Orange Coast College Demographics & Diversity

Costa Mesa, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Orange Coast College are predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 66% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Orange Coast College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Orange Coast College students
Race Percent of Students
White 34%
Black 2%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 20%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 5%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 8% more female students than male students enrolled at Orange Coast College with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Orange Coast College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Orange Coast College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Orange Coast College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,084
Women 8,695

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Orange Coast College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 89 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Orange Coast College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 89%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$74,581 per year

35% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 29.1%
Part time Undergrads 58.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120342 IPEDS survey data for Orange Coast College.