MiraCosta is a public college located in Oceanside, California in the San Diego Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,162 undergraduate students. The MiraCosta acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Child Care Provider, and Natural Sciences. Graduating 31% of students, MiraCosta alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,300.
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- 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.106 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.107 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,238 Graduates
Child Care Provider212 Graduates
Natural Sciences170 Graduates
Athletic Training67 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping60 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics33 Graduates
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MiraCosta College Reviews
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 A lot of their infrastructure feels a bit outdated compared to many Universities, but it seems that they work with what they have.
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!
MiraCosta has a beautiful campus and incredible professors. My experience at this college has been nothing, but wonderful. However, the college counselors are not the best! Although some are helpful, I found myself going through assist.org to help me through the transfer process more than my counselors!