MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 14,801
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 26:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
No
Placement services for graduates

Admission

MiraCosta College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

MiraCosta College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,168 and in-state students paid $1,104.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$5,743
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$1,104
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$6,168
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 56% of MiraCosta College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 39% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,445 (which is 1.8% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at MiraCosta College in 2016-2017, was 26, which is 2% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,879 (which is 7.1% above the national average.)

$4,445
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
$4,879
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
56%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, MiraCosta College has enrolled a total of 14,801 students (5,167 students full-time and 9,634 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 14,801 students, 1,520 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,676 students for distance studies.

14,801
Total Enrollment
1,520
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 43%

Hispanic: 36%

Two or more races: 7%

Asian: 6%

Black/African American: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at MiraCosta College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 47% 4,667
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 9% 879 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 5% 507
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 4% 424
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 4% 422
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 2% 215
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 2% 198
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 2% 196
Psychology 2% 186
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1% 133

Graduation & Dropout Rates

33%
Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of MiraCosta College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

16%
Still enrolled
40%
Dropout rate
11%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$22,100
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of MiraCosta College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,100. Last year, out of the total 803 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 642 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 873 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 663 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,100 $28,600
Employment Rate 80% 76%
Total Graduates 803 873

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of MiraCosta College.

Palomar College
7.5 mile away
San Diego Miramar College
22.1 mile away
Grossmont College
31 mile away
Saddleback College
32.5 mile away
San Diego City College
33.8 mile away
Cuyamaca College
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Southwestern College
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Irvine Valley College
43.2 mile away
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48.2 mile away