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
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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.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$5,743/ year
National
$15,523
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

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.102 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.96 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.97 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,167Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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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.
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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.
For a community college, this is a great campus overall and they offer plenty of student services such as free tutoring, math and writing center for academic assistance. MiraCosta is very open towards diversity, a very safe place for individuals of various backgrounds; such as the LGBTQIA community. There is a club for individuals who identify with them, and clubs in general such as chess, philosophy, etc. Another great aspect is the health services and free counseling provided for students in need. MiraCosta acknowledges there is a homelessness issue with some students; in return, a food pantry is provided for low-income students (for anyone in need of food actually). From the hours of 7-9 am, the gym showers are available to anyone without access to clean running water. In general, a wonderful campus filled with opportunity and assistance for students needs.