MiraCosta College

Oceanside, CA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 10,436
Graduate Enrollment: 0
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Highest degree awarded: Bachelor's
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // higher part-time

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 0%

Male/Female: 39% / 61% (2017)

First generation college students: 51.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 19.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 1.0% (2017)

Test scores for admission:


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 47.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 24.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 15.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 11.5% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 38.8%
Black: 3.6%
Hispanic: 38.6%
Asian: 6.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.7%
2+ races: 7.5%
Non-resident alien: 0.9%
Unknown race: 2.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $12,359
In-State tuition: $1,152
Out-of-State tuition: $8,520

Estimated books and supplies: $1,972 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board:
Estimated on-campus other fees:

Estimated off-campus room & board: $15,084 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $0 (2022)

Average Family Income: $28,667 (2017)
Median Family Income: $19,811 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 24.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 1.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $9,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $95 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $3,215
$30k-48k $3,876
$48k-75k $7,086
$75k-110k $9,428
$110k+ $0

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 0%
6-year graduation rate: 36%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 83.6% (2019)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $9,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $9,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 53.5% (2015)
@3 year 55.8% (2017)
@5 year 64.3% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 40.0% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 40.0% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation:
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $38,408 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Associate's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians. 2
Associate's Degree Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians. 20
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Graphic Communications. 31
Associate's Degree Graphic Communications. 17
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer and Information Sciences, General. 3
Associate's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 1
Associate's Degree Computer Programming. 12
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications. 14
Associate's Degree Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications. 2
Associate's Degree Computer Science. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Software and Media Applications. 1
Associate's Degree Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 2
Associate's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Culinary Arts and Related Services. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians. 55
Associate's Degree Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians. 15
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 6
Associate's Degree Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Associate's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 8
Associate's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 170
Associate's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 49
Associate's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 12
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health Aides/Attendants/Orderlies. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Somatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Services. 8
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 58 $65,558 ($5,463)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants. 3
Associate's Degree Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business/Commerce, General. 32
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 5
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 232 $46,668 ($3,889)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 8
Associate's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 24
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 8
Associate's Degree Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 7
Associate's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 12
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Hospitality Administration/Management. 9
Associate's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Real Estate. 1
Associate's Degree Real Estate. 2
Associate's Degree General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 3
Associate's Degree History. 21
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 734
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 758 $32,876 ($2,740)
Associate's Degree Mathematics. 5
Associate's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 365 $31,449 ($2,621)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 62
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician. 40
Associate's Degree Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician. 21
Associate's Degree Psychology, General. 124
Associate's Degree Psychology, Other. 16
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 47
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. 3
Associate's Degree Sociology. 46
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 35
Associate's Degree Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 5
Associate's Degree Dance. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Design and Applied Arts. 2
Associate's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 21
Associate's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 25
Associate's Degree Music. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 21
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 6
Associate's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 18
Associate's Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 8
Associate's Degree Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Architectural Sciences and Technology. 3
Associate's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 1
Associate's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 73


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $123,642
Full time faculty: 26%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $13,449,963 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $16,563,496 (2022)