B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    A
  6. Location
    B-
MiraCosta College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056

MiraCosta College Rankings

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

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$7,194/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,624/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,284/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,074/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,278/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,175/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
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.95 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,256Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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MiraCosta College Reviews

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I took a couple classes through Mira Costa while still being in High School. Great experience! There are plenty of resources, and every faculty member wants you to succeed. However, the students are not the most motivated, or friendly necessarily. Some are, but many are just there to get by and don't care about getting to know you. Of course, it's not the fault of the school- just a note on the atmosphere. I had a great experience and actually did get to know a couple people.
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What I liked about MiraCosta College is the class sizes weren't abundant, and the teachers are awesome. You can always get help and if your not familiar with the campus like I wasn't, don't be aftraid to ask around. The students are super friendly and have no problem pointing you in the right direction! Also, there SURF system is great and makes it easy to register for classes

Thanks MiraCosta! See you in spring term,
Leah Berglund
Although they have a fantastic Student Services Center, the campus is very spread out and not easy to navigate. The signs directing you to go to the different areas of campus are very small, and difficult to read while you're driving, especially if you're new to the campus (don't trust your GPS to get you where you need to go!). It can be disorienting and frustrating to find many areas of the campus due to lack of signage, buildings that aren't marked at all, and parking lots that are often either crowded or have seemingly endless construction going on that blocks access to important parking spots...like those for disabled students and visitors.