students walking and sitting on campus

Since 1967, SOCCCD has provided the south Orange County area  with high-quality, innovative learning environments that inspire student success. For more than 50 years, we have made life better for students and the community.

Fast Facts on the District

Each semester, we serve 50,000+ students, including international students from more than 70 countries. Widely recognized as transfer leaders, Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College are some of California’s top schools for transfers to universities, including the CSU and UC systems. Whether a student is beginning their college experience, or picking up new skills for a change in career or work responsibilities, SOCCCD empowers individuals to maximize their investment in education.

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Fact sheet describing overview of district

Investments in Education Pay Off

SOCCCD has contributed to the quality of life and economic vitality of the community through our mission to provide excellent education and career training to generations since 1967. In partnership with the Los Angeles Orange County Regional Consortium (LAOCRC), SOCCCD conducted an economic impact study through EMSI to evaluate the economic value of the South Orange County Community College District in July 2018. The report demonstrated that (SOCCCD) creates a significant positive impact on the business community and generates a return on investment to their major stake­holder groups—students, taxpayers, and society. Using a two-pronged approach that involves an economic impact analysis and an investment analysis, this study calculates the benefits received by each of these groups.


Economic Impact Graphic July 28, 2022