MiraCosta College

One Barnard Drive, Oceanside
CA, 92056-3899
Tel: (760)757-2121
14,726 students
Public institution

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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 14,726 students (32% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
MiraCosta College is one of 22 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
The nearest community college is College of the Marshall Islands (4.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
MiraCosta College 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

Student Body

The student population of 14,726 teachers has grown by 37% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
14,726 students
1,303 students
MiraCosta College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
4,705 students
834 students
MiraCosta College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 10,021 students
1,040 students
MiraCosta College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
MiraCosta College sch enrollment MiraCosta College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
MiraCosta College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
MiraCosta College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
MiraCosta College Black (2006-2012)
% White
MiraCosta College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
MiraCosta College More (2009-2012)
MiraCosta College sch ethnicity MiraCosta College sta ethnicity
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. 0.62 0.44
MiraCosta College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $908 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 35% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,610 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $908 $5,890
MiraCosta College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,610 $10,050
MiraCosta College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $3,572 per year for in-state students and $7,807 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.

The average community college acceptance rate in San Diego County, CA is 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in San Diego County, CA is Argosy University-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.