MiraCosta College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - Below AverageSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very GoodCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Oustanding
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MiraCosta College is a large two-year, public school with 15,065 students enrolled. This school is one of the 4 schools and colleges located in Oceanside, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
92
Fair
MiraCosta College will give you the option to get a several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

MiraCosta College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 92 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Biology, Business, Nursing, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
70%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at MiraCosta College is fair at 70% (close to California average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
25 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at MiraCosta College is low: 40%. About 21% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at MiraCosta College is reasonable, 25:1. Read more regarding faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$6,100
Low
Average tuition costs are low - around $6,000 a year. The additional fees at MiraCosta College not covered by tuition are roughly $100; this comes to $6,100 per academic year.

Read the details about MiraCosta College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This college will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to MiraCosta College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (760) 757-2121 or check MiraCosta College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B
Dicey
MiraCosta College offers a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at MiraCosta College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Unfortunately, there is no on-campus housing at MiraCosta College.

Based on the college crime data, MiraCosta College seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

MiraCosta College Location and Maps



Post Address: MiraCosta College, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899, USA
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