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So you're from Orange, CA?

Fortunately for you, Orange, CA offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Orange College and University Demographics

Orange's 10 colleges and universities offer a total of 165 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from accounting technology/technician and bookkeeping to surveying technology/surveying to animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects.

The top-ranked school in Orange is Chapman University, with a nationwide rank of 27th in 2010. The school has approximately 6,398 students. Amongst students at Chapman University, the most popular area of study is Business.

Tuition

Average tuition for students at Orange colleges and universities is $7,704 per year. The Orange school charging the highest tuition rates is Chapman University, which charges students $38,524 per year. The lowest tuition rate in Orange is at Santiago Canyon College, which charges students $658 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

Orange college students received $5,841,612 in grants, loans, and scholarships in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for $5,744,566 of the total. The school giving the most institutional grants and scholarships in Orange was Santiago Canyon College, which gave students $2,920,806 in institutional financial aid.

Orange Student Demographics

Orange schools had an enrollment of 22,497 students in 2010. This is 1% of the total number of California college students. The school with the highest number of student enrolled in Orange was Santiago Canyon College, with 12,698 students. Intercoast Colleges, with only 92 students, had the lowest total enrollment in Orange.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Orange schools, 74 return to start their second year of college. Approximately 55% of students eventually graduate. Chapman University has the highest graduation rate in Orange, with 73% of students graduating. Santiago Canyon College has the lowest rate, with 30% graduating.

Diversity

The ratio of female to male students enrolled in Orange schools is 40 to 60. 30 students are over 24 years old for every 100 college students In Orange, . In 2009, 57 in 100 college students in Orange identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. ITT Technical Institute-Orange had the highest percentage of diverse students in Orange, with 70% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background.

Orange Faculty Demographics

The total number of faculty employed by Orange colleges and universities was 3,670. Of these faculty members, 49% were female and 54% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 10 for colleges and universities in Orange. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Orange.

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We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Orange, CA to help you find the right study subject
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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 41,810 $26,120 $25,000 -15.0%
2
Office Clerks, General 31,060 $29,980 $28,240 -18.5%
3
General and Operations Managers 24,530 $133,560 $113,100 0.0%
4
Registered Nurses 22,840 $77,450 $67,720 24.7%
5
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 18,770 $56,780 $50,770 2.8%
6
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 18,180 $40,650 $35,340 -16.6%
7
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 16,840 $49,820 $45,860 -25.7%
8
Accountants and Auditors 13,520 $73,300 $68,960 0.4%
9
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 13,250 $69,230 $54,330 28.0%
10
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 12,500 $38,510 $32,000 9.6%
11
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 10,640 $41,770 $39,890 -9.4%
12
Cooks, Restaurant 10,410 $24,740 $23,260 17.4%
13
Security Guards 10,340 $27,790 $26,870 -15.7%
14
Cooks, Fast Food 9,940 $18,880 $18,540 9.0%
15
Medical Secretaries 9,650 $33,190 $31,820
16
Construction Laborers 9,010 $36,830 $33,590 -18.8%
17
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 8,980 $27,840 $25,140 13.5%
18
Medical Assistants 7,730 $31,510 $29,760 38.3%
19
Management Analysts 7,720 $95,910 $87,260 14.5%
20
Financial Managers 7,500 $135,190 $116,970 0.7%
21
Carpenters 7,260 $53,460 $43,890 -48.7%
22
Sales Managers 6,910 $129,840 $114,110 10.0%
23
Billing and Posting Clerks 6,390 $35,490 $33,270 -1.5%
24
Lawyers 6,210 $151,050 $129,440 8.2%
25
Home Health Aides 5,770 $24,490 $21,760 56.4%
26
Software Developers, Applications 5,480 $89,950 $90,410
27
Dental Assistants 5,250 $35,040 $34,140 9.8%
28
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 5,240 $51,310 $41,360 24.5%
29
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 4,910 $43,530 $38,200 -28.2%
30
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 4,900 $72,210 $62,260 -31.0%
31
Loan Officers 4,740 $66,930 $65,900 -43.4%
32
Electricians 4,720 $54,640 $51,810 -25.9%
33
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 4,560 $84,850 $55,620 -9.0%
34
Civil Engineers 4,340 $97,630 $82,280 21.2%
35
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 3,990 $72,970 $62,400 -28.6%
36
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 3,970 $31,920 $29,200 3.7%
37
Computer and Information Systems Managers 3,910 $133,530 $123,280 -3.2%
38
Administrative Services Managers 3,670 $99,850 $84,390 29.7%
39
Coaches and Scouts 3,640 $38,450 $35,950 83.8%
40
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 3,570 $52,760 $50,360 -33.1%
41
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 3,500 $63,460 $60,160 -16.3%
42
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 3,500 $69,760 $54,880 -35.8%
43
Architectural and Engineering Managers 3,420 $138,370 $125,900 -21.0%
44
Computer Programmers 3,420 $75,010 $74,900
45
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 3,320 $94,330 $71,280 -34.3%
46
Food Service Managers 3,290 $51,110 $52,220 -1.5%
47
Graphic Designers 3,280 $54,640 $48,140 -12.8%
48
Marketing Managers 3,270 $132,760 $122,720 -20.2%
49
Construction Managers 3,190 $103,150 $94,240 37.5%
50
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 3,180 $58,620 $49,640 22.8%