At Coast Community College District, we do more than educate minds; we foster next-generation leaders. When the learning that happens here is invested back into our community, all of Orange County becomes our classroom.
An education from one of the three colleges that comprise Coast Community College District is not only a sound investment, it’s also the future strength of Orange County. Meet three former students who have applied their education to build thriving businesses and careers.
Orange Coast College
Before Gabriel Caliendo co-founded Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar as the vice president of research and development, he discovered the recipe for success at Orange Coast College, part of the Coast Community College District. It’s where he – like thousands of other students – bridged the connection between academics and real‑world success.
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Coastline Community College
Before Susan Schaben joined Johnson Attorneys Group as its director of legal marketing, this former journalist-turned-stay-at-home mother found the confidence to re-enter the workforce at Coastline Community College, part of the Coast Community College District.
Golden West College
Before Blaise Bryant founded Brymus Capital, this former NFL running back learned the playbook for entrepreneurship at Golden West College, part of the Coast Community College District.
Coast Community College District serves California taxpayers as a smart investment in the Orange County economy. Coast delivers a strong return on investment.
Orange County Gains Economic Surplus
Coast Community College District students contributed $313.3 million to the Orange County economy during one academic year.
Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work
For every $1 of public money invested in Coast Community College District, Orange County taxpayers reap $3.90 over the course of students’ working lives.
Coast Education ROI
Students gain an average annual rate of return of 13.3% in higher future wages — besting the 10-year 7.2% average return on the U.S. stock market
Spending Goes Back Into the Local Economy
Coast Community College District payroll topped $179.5 million – largely spent on groceries, rent, eating out, clothing and other household expenses in Orange County.