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About Coastline College

The Leader in Innovative Education

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45 Years of Online Teaching
Access & Flexibility

Online Learning and Neighborhood Campuses with In-Demand Academic Programs


Coastline College, a multi-campus community college, is located in the heart of Orange County, CA offering in-person classes as well as distance learning and work-based learning. The Coastline campuses are an educational and cultural hub for the region.

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, Newport Beach and of course, our online campus. In addition, Coastline offers numerous options for degrees and certificates in several popular fields. These programs are in demand by employers. 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.

2020-2021 College Viewbook

Download an accessible PDF version of the 2020-2021 College Viewbook.

Coastline Highlights

Student Services

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.


Coastline 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.

Federal Designations

Coastline has received federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacic Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

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.

Annual Report 2019-2020

Coastline is focused on creating opportunities for success, providing a high quality, flexible education available to a wide range of students. "For over 43 years, students have relied on our long-standing reputation of meeting them where they are and our promise that they can achieve their educational goals from anywhere. This annual report serves as a reminder of the great partnership between staff, faculty, and the community that works intimately together to increase and improve student success." -Loretta P. Adrian, Ph.D.

Coastline's Transfer Center

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 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 for its prestigious Aspen Prize in College Excellence.


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