MiraCosta College: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 29%

MiraCosta College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)14,6176,2128,405

6,546 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,673 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

MiraCosta College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

MiraCosta College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

MiraCosta College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,104$6,720
Fees for full-time undergraduates$48$48
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$280

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1,2381,238
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services248248
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences218218
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies170170
Health Professions and Related Programs123123
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies7373
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields5353
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs5252
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services4444
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services4141
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians3333
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service3333
Visual and Performing Arts2424
Social Sciences2020
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1818
Personal and Culinary Services88
Mathematics and Statistics77
Architecture and Related Services33
Public Administration and Social Service Professions22
Physical Sciences22
Precision Production
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
English Language and Literature & Letters
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Grand Total2,4912,491

A total of 2,491 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at MiraCosta College.

Graduation rate31%30%33%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff715
Instructional FTE384
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitemiracosta.edu
AddressOne Barnard Drive
Oceanside, California, 92056-3899
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population175,000