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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
MiraCosta is a public college located in Oceanside, California in the San Diego Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,062 undergraduate students. The MiraCosta acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Child Care Provider. Graduating 30% of students, MiraCosta alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,300.

MiraCosta College Rankings

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MiraCosta Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$5,524/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,999/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
63%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.102 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.109 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.110 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
6
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    28%
  • On Campus
    52%
  • Online
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,062Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8,658
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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  • Outgoing
    100%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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I have attended Mira Costa College for 3 years and I think it’s an excellent choice and has a very friendly environment on campus. The class sizes are smaller so there is a lot more one on one with the professors, which in my opinion is always a plus ! There’s is also a ton of extracurricular activities to par take in outside the class room! There are multiple events that go on each semester to help recruit fellow students and everyone tries to make that day exciting and as fun as possible! Everyone, professors and students are very helpful and friendly, this is overall a great College to attend!
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Great community college! Some of the professors are incredible since MiraCosta pays professors higher than any other community college in the world. They are very accommodating and have plenty of resources for students to succeed. A lot of their infrastructure feels a bit outdated compared to many Universities, but it seems that they work with what they have.
Attending MiraCosta has been very rewarding and worthwhile. The campus is beautiful and easy to navigate. The classes are small enough to get interact with the professors if you need help, and most professors are more than willing to help if you're having trouble with part of the class. I've had great experiences in my on-campus and online classes. The transfer center counselors have been invaluable with helping me to prepare for transfer to a 4-year university. Within the last few years, too, MiraCosta has started implementing four-year bachelor's degrees into their program. It's very close to the freeway and a lot of shops and restaurants. The only thing I wish could change would be the fourth semester of some of their languages, although I understand part of that is student demand/need for those courses. It would've been nice to finish off my German series at the same college.