MiraCosta College in Oceanside

Oceanside, CA

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MiraCosta College offers 459-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 25:1. 2 high safety сampuses. 43% are women, and 57% are men. 1% percents of international students. MiraCosta College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at MiraCosta College is 5434$, that is at the level of national average. 29% of full-time MiraCosta College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $28,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The MiraCosta College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, MiraCosta College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$4,859
$30,001 - $48,000$5,638
$48,001 - $75,000$7,353
$75,001 - $110,000$9,906



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


7396 of MiraCosta College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 50 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes MiraCosta College number 116 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in California.

Students at MiraCosta College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in MiraCosta College.

Study abroad

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of other national athletic association not listed above

Graduation Rate


MiraCosta College graduation rate is below the national average.

29% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to MiraCosta College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at MiraCosta College is 25:1, that means that for every 25 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In MiraCosta College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at MiraCosta College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in California.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on MiraCosta Community College District Oceanside Campus

The campus located by One Barnard Dr address in Oceanside, California.


MiraCosta Community College District Oceanside Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of MiraCosta College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on MiraCosta Community College District Oceanside Campus are motor vehicle theft, burglary, and forcible sex offense.

The percentage of crimes on SEC (San Elijo Campus)

The campus located by 3333 Manchester Avenue address in Cardiff, California.


SEC (San Elijo Campus) in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of MiraCosta College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on SEC (San Elijo Campus) is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

MiraCosta College offers 459 programs in total: 216 are for Associate's degree, 168 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 75 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the highest number of programs in comparison with other 73 universities in San Diego county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and less than 1-year certificate programs offered.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the California state average data to help you compare.


MiraCosta College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 11186 students with 335573 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.


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Location & Website

Address: One Barnard Drive


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7607572121

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: miracosta.edu

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