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

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.

Loretta Adrian

A message from Coastline's President
Dr. Loretta Adrian

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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.

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