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Costa Mesa Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Costa Mesa Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Costa Mesa, California

There are at least 7 colleges in Costa Mesa, listed and described below. These schools represent 27,795 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 18,678 full-time students, and a reported 1,084 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Orange Coast College and Vanguard University of Southern California.

We also provide an extensive list of California Colleges.

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  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Costa Mesa.

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US Colleges


Anaheim, CA

U.S. Colleges has been helping students enhance their career skills since 1996.

 

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology


Irvine, CA; Los Angeles, CA

Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.

  • Program Categories: Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master

Platt College


Anaheim, CA

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

  • Program Categories: Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate

Intercoast Colleges


Anaheim, CA

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

National Holistic Institute


Santa Ana, CA

At National Holistic Institute, our history and network of relationships in the field continue to help our graduates succeed. With campuses across California, we offer a comprehensive massage therapy training program that prepares our graduates for a successful career in massage therapy. Whether you are looking to start your career or take it to the next level, NHI has a program for you.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Costa Mesa Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Career Networks Institute
3420 Bristol Street Suite 209
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-0000

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse, massage therapy, surgical tech, athletic trainer, medical records admin, health professions, medical secretary, medical assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 477 students, 583 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

James Albert School of Cosmetology Costa Mesa
1835 Newport Blvd Ste A102
Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3831

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 117 students, 39 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-5005

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, business, psychology, biological and physical sciences, architectural tech, culinary arts, chemistry, business management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 24,424 students, 15,507 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Pacific College
3160 Red Hill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse, cardiovascular tech, physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 282 students, 219 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa
1534 Adams Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 358 students, 447 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Colleges in Costa Mesa with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, education, sociology, pastoral counseling, history, clinical psychology, communication studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,254 students, 1,922 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,084 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-550. Math: 420-530.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Fountain Valley Colleges 2 54,978 9,581  
Huntington Beach Colleges 5 189,594 13,531  
Irvine Colleges 8 143,072 39,284 11,592
Newport Beach Colleges 1 70,032 468  
Santa Ana Colleges 7 337,977 33,742  
Westminster Colleges 1 88,207 178  

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