MiraCosta College

One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899
Tel: (760)757-2121
14,687 students
Public institution
MiraCosta College, one of California's comprehensive, public two-year community colleges, has served the coastal area of North San Diego County for 75 years. Recognizing that individuals and domestic and international communities are diverse and changing, the college is committed to offering a variety of programs and services in Transfer Education, Vocational Education, General Education, Basic Skills Education, Community Education and Support Services.
School Highlights
MiraCosta College serves 14,687 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
MiraCosta College is one of 21 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
The nearest community college is College of the Marshall Islands (4.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 360 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
College MiraCosta College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 360 staff 70 staff

Student Body

The student population of 14,687 has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has increased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 14,687 students 2,397 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 41:1 44:1
# Full-Time Students 5,024 students 1,260 students
# Part-Time Students 9,663 students 5,258 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
7%
13%
% Hispanic
29%
37%
% Black
4%
7%
% White
48%
32%
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
6%
3%
% Unknown races
2%
8%
% Non Resident races
2%
-
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.68 0.73

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $908 is less than the state average of $1,324. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,610 is less than the state average of $6,758. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $908 $1,324
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,610 $6,758
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 49% 81%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • MiraCosta College is a public California community college serving coastal North San Diego County. The college was founded in 1934 as Oceanside-Carlsbad Junior College, the second community college in San Diego County. Changed name to MiraCosta College and moved to Barnard Drive location in 1964. Student Resources includes library and information hubs at both the Oceanside and San Elijo campuses; More than 1,000 networked computers for student use; Wellness Center at the Oceanside Campus; free tutoring in nearly every subject; more than 1,000 students participate in Service Learning projects related to class curricula; Honors Scholars Program and active national honor society. MiraCosta's Adult Learning Center opened in 1992 at a newly remodeled site on Horne Street. The center relocated to its current Mission Avenue location in 2000 and was renamed the Community Learning Center. Over the years the center has expanded its adult education offerings to include parenting classes, workshops for older adults, and programs for those who are physically and mentally challenged. The Cisco Academy, which offers training in computer networking, is also housed at the center. The college's Small Business Development Center is right next door. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For San Diego County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,220 per year for in-state students and $5,985 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,620 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

San Diego County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.76, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in San Diego County, CA is Platt College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.