MiraCosta College

700 reviews
  1. Oceanside, CA
  2. 2 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Experience
    B
  6. Location
    B
MiraCosta College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$7,294/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,859/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,638/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,353/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,906/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,175/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
29:1
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.94 responses
82%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,024Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After MiraCosta College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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Reviews

700 reviews
  • Excellent
    153
  • Very Good
    330
  • Average
    192
  • Poor
    16
  • Terrible
    9
The campus, in general, is lovely. MiraCosta is definitely the nicest community college I have ever seen. The grounds are modern, green, and clean, so it is a pleasure to stay on campus between or after classes. Everything works most of the time, and someone is on the scene at once if something is reported malfunctioning. The dining facility offers food that is actually enjoyable, as well as affordable. My two complaints, though, are that only kinesiology and students of related majors are allowed access to the gymnasium, and the library is not extraordinarily stocked with reads for leisure. The online library, however, is great! Students can very conveniently access academic journals and other publications, and are even provided help in citing them.
  • College Senior
  • Sep 30 2013
I've had very good experiences and bad. After two years I am glad to get out. When my friends went to four year colleges and were making friends, at MiraCosta I thought I would have the same experience, but I was wrong. People really shuffle to and from class fast, they keep their head down, and really don't want to stay on campus. But I was lucky, and sat next to some of my best friends second semester of my first year. In Costa you will take a class, make friends with the people around you, maybe study together if its a difficult subject, but in the end you will usually part ways after the final. I've also seen the most hard-working "I need to be a Doctor, get straight A's" oriented people, but also A LOT of drop outs, "I'll wait another year" kind of kids. DON'T LET THEM GET YOU DOWN. Keep moving forward, don't drop out, but transfer out to bigger places!
  • College Senior
  • May 5 2015
I took a couple classes through Mira Costa while still being in High School. Great experience! There are plenty of resources, and every faculty member wants you to succeed. However, the students are not the most motivated, or friendly necessarily. Some are, but many are just there to get by and don't care about getting to know you. Of course, it's not the fault of the school- just a note on the atmosphere. I had a great experience and actually did get to know a couple people.
  • Niche User
  • 2 days ago