About MiraCosta College
What makes MiraCosta College special...
With an average class size of about 30 to 45, MiraCosta students rave about their professors and the personal attention they receive. Meet some of our faculty here.
Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere, and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. Learn more about the student experience at MiraCosta College here.
MiraCosta's district is coastal North San Diego County; approximately 35 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles south of Los Angeles. Major highway access is Interstate 5 and Highway 78; closest major airport, San Diego Lindbergh.
The Oceanside Campus offers breathtaking ocean and mountain views from almost anywhere on campus.The 121-acre facility offers a full spectrum of classes leading to an associate degree, certificate, or transfer. Get more information about the Oceanside Campus here.
The 42-acre San Elijo Campus offers stunning views of the San Elijo Lagoon and Wildlife Preserve.
This campus offers a general education credit program and a broad range of noncredit classes and workshops. Get more information about the San Elijo Campus here.
The Community Learning Center (CLC) offers unique architecture right in the heart of downtown Oceanside.
This 7.6-acre urban facility offers both credit and noncredit classes. Get more information about the CLC here.
Our Diverse student body includes people from a variety of ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds.
Students and staff enjoy the friendly atmosphere, and the feeling that we're all here to help one another.
Students who plan to transfer to a four-year university get on the right track through TAG, IGETC, UniversityLink, and other transfer programs. MiraCosta College also has one of the highest transfer rates to the University of California out of all of the community colleges in San Diego County. Our students also typically earn higher GPA's than non-transfer students. Learn more about the transfer process here.
|Average Class Size||30-45|
|Credit Enrollment by Gender||Female: 57% Male: 43%|
Credit Enrollment by Ethnicity
|Active Duty Military and Veterans||1,741|
|Enrollment Fee for California Residents||$46 unit|
|Enrollment Fee for Nonresidents||$231 unit|
|Yearly Fees for California Residents||$1,080|
|Yearly Fees for Nonresidents||$6,409|
|Total Regular Employees||964|
- Men's and women's basketball
- Men's and women's soccer
- Surf team that competes in the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA)
- None on campus, apartments nearby
More About MiraCosta College
1934 as Oceanside-Carlsbad Junior College, the second community college in San Diego County. The college moved to the current Barnard Drive location in 1964 and changed its name to MiraCosta College shortly thereafter. Learn more about the history of the college
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