Coastline College, a multi-campus community college, is located in Orange County, CA. Situated in the heart of Orange County, the Coastline campus is an educational and cultural hub for the region. Coastline College’s Fountain Valley Campus, located in Fountain Valley, CA, broadens its facilities and programs throughout Newport Beach, Westminster, and Garden Grove. Coastline College is also the first college to become the Center of Learning in Cyber Security. Coastline also maintains education for over 5,000 incarcerated students as well active military and veterans.
With a current annual enrollment of over 53,000 new, returning and international students, Coastline College offers courses in Academic Transfer Education, Professional/Technical Education, Transitional Studies and Extended Learning.
Generally speaking, academic courses (100 level or higher) at Coastline are transferable to most four-year institutions. Coastline’s e-learning program enables students to get an Associate’s degree entirely online or through a combination of on online and on-campus courses.
The Dual Enrollment & Concurrent program offers high-school juniors and seniors an opportunity to enroll in courses at Coastline College.
In addition to traditional areas of study, Coastline is a base for technical and local community learning, hosting the first Cyber Security Center of Excellence, educational opportunities in agriculture, education for business and entrepreneurship and the Coastline TEACH3 program for students looking to become educators themselves, helping to improve the lives of children and families through early childhood experiences.
The Aspen Institute named Coastline College as one of 150 top Community Colleges of 2018 for its prestigious Aspen Prize in College Excellence.
Why Choose Coastline?
Community college is one of the biggest bargains in higher education, saving students thousands of dollars a year in tuition while offering the same quality courses and caring, knowledgeable instructors as four-year colleges or universities. That's why community colleges throughout the country attract and enroll nearly 12 million students each year. There are more than 1100 community colleges throughout the United States tailored to the needs of busy individuals. Campuses are located near students' homes and offices, and courses are offered in evenings, on weekends, and in condensed formats making education even more accessible. This flexibility, combined with the affordable nature of a community college, is what has made the dream of a college degree a realistic goal for so many people.
What makes Coastline different?
Imagine classes that come to you. When you're on the go, this can be more important than ever. As one of the nation's most innovative institutions, Coastline brings classes to you with advanced distance learning options as well as neighborhood campuses located in Garden Grove, Westminster, and Newport Beach. In addition, Coastline offers numerous options for degrees and certificates in several popular fields. These programs are in demand by employers, and Coastline faculty and staff work hand-in-hand with business and industry to tailor these programs to apply to today's working world.
Coastline offers you a small-college feel with big-college benefits. Whether you're looking to obtain a degree or certificate, or obtain the units you need to transfer on to a CSU, UC or private 4-year college, you'll find that Coastline is your most accessible, flexible, and affordable option.
Coastline students range in age and educational goals. Some attend Coastline as fresh-out-of-high-school teens working on their GE requirements with the goal of transferring to a four-year university. Others are adults looking to change careers by earning a certificate or A.A./A.S. degree in a new career field. Some want a class or two to add to their resume, and others want a super-packed, full schedule of classes (such as those in the STAR program) to help them finish their degree requirements fast.
Coastline also serves thousands of servicemen and women across the globe through Coastline Military Programs. This unique program allows those enlisted men and women to complete their degree requirements at a distance, without ever setting foot on a Coastline campus.
A message from Coastline's President
Dr. Loretta Adrian
Coastline Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Student Success Scorecard
The Student Success Scorecard is part of an initiative by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office geared toward increasing the quality of education in all of California's 112 community colleges. Each community college has a scorecard and each scorecard contains a variety of information about the college ranging from student demographics to graduation rates.