MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College

Oceanside, CA
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
56%
44%
student ratio
14,687
total students
Tuition Cost $1,288 | $7,840
in-state | out-of-state
Rolling
fall application deadline
Not Reported
acceptance rate
Non-competitive
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
Not
Reported
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Plant Nursery Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Architecture
    • Architectural Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Office Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Real Estate
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Small Business Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Photographic and Film/Video Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Recording Arts Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Programming
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Biomedical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Drafting and Design Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Adult Development and Aging
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Child-Care and Support Services Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Child-Care Provision
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical/Clinical Assistant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Surgical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Police Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Personal and culinary services
    • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Sociology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater Design and Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied
    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled14,687
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $0
    • Required for All
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$1,288
    • Out-of-state tuition *$7,840
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$48
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students14,687
    • Male Student Percentage44%
    • Female Student Percentage56%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino33.29%
    • Black or African American3.4%
    • White or Caucasian45.98%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.3%
    • Asian6.21%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.46%
    • Two or more races7.02%
    • Unknown or International Student1.97%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students2% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available No
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Not Reported
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship, Accounting and Business Club, Backstage Players (Drama), Gay Straight Alliance, Puente Diversity Network
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Not Reported
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other trained security personnel during class hours

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty634
    • Full-time Percentage23%
    • Part-time Percentage77%
    • Female Percentage59%
    • Male Percentage41%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio23:1 or 14,513 students to 634 faculty

Location & Contact

One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
USA

Jane Sparks

Interim Director of Admissions and Records

Phone: 760-795-6620
Email: admissions@miracosta.edu

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