MiraCosta College

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General Information

Admission Office

One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899
(760) 795-6620
(888) 201-8480
Fax: (760) 795-6626

Contact: Alicia Terry
Director of Admissions and Records
Main Address

One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899
(760) 757-2121



Total undergrads: 15,393
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,682
Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,833


Suburban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Must be either 18 yrs of age or high school graduate. High school students require principal and parental permission with grade level limitations. Nursing programs require special application with course and GPA requirements.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business A,C
Floristry/Floriculture A,C
Landscaping A,C
Plant/Nursery Operations A,C
Turf Management A,C
Architecture & Related Programs
Landscape Architecture A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Art History/Criticism/Conservation A
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Dance A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Music – General A
Theater Design/Stagecraft A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Office Clerical Services A,C
Office Management A,C
Real Estate A,C
Travel/Tourism Management A,C

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Graphics A,C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A,C

Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering Technologies
Drafting and Design Technology A,C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature – General A
French A
German A
Japanese A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing – Practical A,C
Nursing Assistance C
Premedicine A
Preveterinary Medicine A

History – General A

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences A
Gerontology A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences C

Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology A,C
Personal & Culinary Services – General C

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A

Psychology – General A

Science Technologies
Biology Technician A,C

Security & Protective Services
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

MiraCosta College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (760) 757-2121
Website: www.miracosta.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/applyenroll/index.html
Address: One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056-3899
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 12,992
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,980 (46% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,152
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,512
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 59%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,983

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

MiraCosta College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at MiraCosta College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 64
Architecture and Related Services 31
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1912
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 33
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 74
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 98
Education 11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 63
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 65
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14
Health Professions and Related Programs 95
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Personal and Culinary Services 31
Physical Sciences 4
Precision Production 1
Psychology 12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Science Technologies/Technicians 211
Social Sciences 5
Visual and Performing Arts 45
Grand total 90801

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at MiraCosta College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,152
Out-of-state $7,512
Books and supplies $1,972

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 773 59%
Grant or scholarship aid 768 59% $5,983
Student loan aid 10 1% $4,722

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,038 51% $3,558
Federal student loans 297 2% $6,841

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for MiraCosta College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled MiraCosta College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

MiraCosta College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 12,992
Undergraduate enrollment 12,992
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

MiraCosta College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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