Orange County College

Find Orange County California colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


ATI College-Santa Ana 1125 East 17th Street Santa Ana CA 92701


Advance Beauty College 10121 Westminster Avenue Garden Grove CA 92843 714-530-2131

Allied American University 22952 Alcalde Drive Laguna Hills CA 92653 888-384-0849

American Career College-Anaheim 1200 North Magnolia Avenue Anaheim CA 92801 949-783-4800

American Institute of Massage Therapy Inc 1506 East Warner Avenue Santa Ana CA 92705 714-432-7879

Argosy University Orange County 601 Lewis Street Orange CA 92868 714-620-3700

Asian American International 7871 Westminster Boulevard Westminster CA 92683 714-891-0508

Bethesda University 730 North Euclid Street Anaheim CA 92801 714-517-1945

Brandman University 16355 Laguna Canyon Road Irvine CA 92618 949-753-4774

Bristol University 2390 East Orangewood Avenue Anaheim CA 92806 714-542-8086

Brownson Technical School 1110 South Technology Circle Anaheim CA 92805 714-774-9443

COBA Academy 102 North Glassell Street Orange CA 92866 714-633-5950

CRU Institute 11889 Valley View Street Garden Grove CA 92845 714-894-3366

California Career Institute 12141 Brookhurst Street Garden Grove CA 92840 714-539-5959

California Career School 1100 South Technology Circle Anaheim CA 92805 866-711-4977

California State University-Fullerton 800 North State College Boulevard Fullerton CA 92831 657-278-2011

California University of Management and Sciences 721 North Euclid Street Anaheim CA 92801 714-533-3946

Career Academy of Beauty 12471 Valley View Street Garden Grove CA 92845 714-897-3010

Career College of California 201 East 4th Street Santa Ana CA 92701 714-586-5775

Career Networks Institute 702 Town and Country Road Orange CA 92868 714-437-9697

About Orange County Colleges

Orange County Colleges are institutions that offer post-secondary education through a range of degree or vocational programs in Orange County, CA. Although there are distinctions between the two, the term College in the United States is typically used to refer to both Colleges and Universities. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that there are more than 4,700 post-secondary degree-granting institutions in the U.S.

You may contact Colleges & Universities for questions about:
  • Orange County Public and Private Colleges
  • College admissions and applications
  • Tuition, financial aid, and scholarships
  • Associates degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Doctoral degrees, and certificate programs
  • ACT and SAT score requirements
Types of Orange County Colleges

There are several types of Orange County colleges, each of which offers different degree programs. Four-year Colleges in Orange County typically offer Bachelor's degrees in science or liberal arts, and may also offer graduate-level degrees. Orange County Junior Colleges and Community Colleges offer Associate degrees in two-year programs. In most cases, students earning two-year Associate degrees can apply their credited work towards a four-year degree at another College. Orange County Universities offer a wider range of degree programs. At the graduate level, Universities offer multiple programs leading to Master's and Doctoral degrees.

Orange County Public & Private Colleges

Colleges in Orange County can be public or private. Orange County Public Colleges are generally established as Universities offering a full range of degree programs. Most Public Universities are run by California State. Public Universities receive a portion of their funding from the California government, which makes their tuition comparatively lower than Orange County Private Colleges and Universities. Appointed boards of trustees oversee Public Universities. Private Colleges and Universities in Orange County rely on tuition and fundraising as their main revenue sources, and they tend to have more expensive tuition than Public Universities.

Accredited Colleges in Orange County, California

There are numerous independent accrediting agencies that establish the operating standards for educational institutions in Orange County. Colleges that maintain educational standards associated with reputable institutions of higher learning can obtain accreditation from an accrediting authority. Orange County accredited Colleges are generally viewed as schools that meet acceptable levels of quality.