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Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
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MiraCosta College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.



Net Price
$5,743/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,915/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,654/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,458/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,281/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,015/ year
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.102 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.97 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.98 responses
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Full-Time Enrollment
Undergrads Over 25
Pell Grant
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,600/ year
Graduation Rate
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MiraCosta College Reviews

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As a college freshmen, I feel extremely blessed and grateful to be at MiraCosta. Going into college, I was very nervous since I had been homeschooled for the majority of my life. However, MiraCosta has provided me with plenty of the support and materials needed to pursue my education and overall personal growth. I take most of my classes at the San Elijo campus, and I couldn't be happier with the small, yet homey environment. The counselors are exceptional in terms of helping and genuinely wanting students to succeed. The professors are passionate about the subjects they teach and personal experiences they share. Student services such as free tutoring as well as math and writing centers for academic assistance are offered throughout the year, and I would advise anyone to take advantage of all the helpful resources offered!
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The professors are great! My overall experience with this college was amazing. I took two excellerated units as a highschool student- both history classes and they were very informative. The age range in the classes varied from highschool students to middle age adults. The professors were very passionate about the subjects they were teaching and had a lot of information and experience to share. I would recommend taking excellerated courses because it is a good way to get some classes out of the way over summer and you can save a ton of time and money. These classes count as a normal class would twoards a college transcript.
I have been to Miramar, Santa Barbara, and Grossmont college. Miracosta is by far my favorite college. I have never had a comparable professor than those at Miracosta. The counselors will put so much effort into making sure that their students succeed. Not only do the counselors help map out your academic plan, but also ensure that the mental health of their students is always met and encouraged. The resources for success are endless and the support you receive from the staff and fellow students is incredible. The campus itself is beautiful as well. The San Elijo campus is intimate and gorgeous. The lawns throughout the campus are adored by all of the students and staff. Sitting out in the lawn chairs or having lunch at a table on the grass is such a serene setting. The oceanside campus is huge and rivals some of the 4 year campuses I have been to. With the clock tower, sprawling lawns, water fountains, huge cafeteria, giant library, and unrivaled peer tutoring.