Orange Coast College Demographics & DiversityCosta Mesa, California
Racial DiversityVery 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 students of color. 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.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
Gender DiversityVery High
There are 5% more male students than female students enrolled at Orange Coast College with a gender ratio of 51% men to 49% women. 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.
|Gender||Percent of Students|
|Gender||Number of Students|
Geographic DiversityVery Low
Orange Coast College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 86 percent of the student body residing in-state.
|Origin||Percent of Students|
|Out of State||
Median Household Income$74,581 per year
38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.
|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.