MiraCosta College

One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056-3899

About MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College is classified as a public, multi-campus Associate’s college located within a suburban area. This very large two-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 5,000 to 9,999 students. This institution awards associate’s degrees and no bachelor’s degrees. According to data for fall enrollment, 40-59% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this two-year associate’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate13,537
Student Age% Under 2560%
 % 25 and Over40%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time41%
 % Part-time59%
Race/Ethnicity% White53.5%
 % Black4.3%
 % Asian8.3%
 % Latino22.9%
 % Native American0.8%
 % Race Unknown6.6%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$668
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$5,108
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid29%
 % Undergraduates with Loans2%
 % Undergraduates with Grants29%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,620
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,556
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,798
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,672

Neighborhood Data for the Oceanside Area

Median Age35.2
Median Household Income$63,394
Total Population166,139
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total50.2% 49.8%
 Age 0-952.5%47.5%
 Age 10-1753.3%46.7%
 Age 18-2451.1%48.9%
 Age 25-2956.7%43.3%
 Age 30-3951.1%48.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White65.1%
 % Black4.5%
 % Asian7.2%
 % Latino36.6%
 % Native American0.8%
 % Pacific Islander1.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.5%


On Campus Housing ProvidedNo
Meal Plan ProvidedNo
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,556
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,256
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50010.1%8.9%1.3%
 $500 to $74915.6%4.6%0.0%
 $750 to $99937.3%30.2%10.8%
 Over $100037.0%56.3%83.7%
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