MiraCosta College

One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA
4-year
Medium
Suburban

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Majors offered at MiraCosta College

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Biological and Physical Sciences
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at MiraCosta College

Student Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for MiraCosta College Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
MiraCosta College Students9%27%34%39%0%4%7%
All Bold.org College Students12%22%36%25%0%2%1%
Gender breakdown
MiraCosta College Students
14%
82%
Male
Female
< 4% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for MiraCosta College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Production Manager, Manufacturing73k
National Sales Manager68k
Photographer66k
Operations Manager63k
Customer Service Manager63k
Retail Store Manager44k
Project Manager, Construction41k
Based on 546 student responses
43.5kAvg. Early Career Pay
65.2kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
58%in High-Meaning careers
2%in STEM careers

Net price of attending MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College financial aid

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Student reviews of MiraCosta College

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Diverse and Inclusive
Accessible and helpful professors
Welcoming student body
Access to outdoor activities
Katrisse Mendoza
Weightlifting
Exercise And Fitness
Music

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I liked its accessibility and flexibility as they offer online classes.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Since the majority of classes are online, it’s hard to meet new people and make connections as we aren’t fully on-campus.

Alexandria Poiset
Soccer
Track and Field

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Miracosta allows for a broad range of interests, in which a diverse environment can be curated. I’ve enjoyed not only the people that attend (my peers) but also the professors who seem to really have a passion for their subject and in turn, are supportive and enthusiastic to teach.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It’s been a bit difficult, as it is for most campuses, to have a distant education. I think it’s primitive to induce a collaborative in-person exchange between that the student and the teacher in order for the most benefit to arise out of education.

Michael Griffith
Running
Poetry
Writing

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

All the teachers really care about the success of the student and want to connect with you individually to help you, not only pass the class but succeed beyond the classroom.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, many classes are still online.

Hannah Schmidtler
Surfing
Hiking And Backpacking
Speech and Debate

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

It is a great way to save money and transfer to a UC school!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is hard to get in contact with transfer counselors.

Laura Dominguez
Coding And Computer Science
Drawing And Illustration
Animation
Sculpture + 5 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

MiraCosta has various subjects to learn and pursue in your academic career. Professors are very knowledgable and personable - I've never feared that my professors wouldn't understand my work, ideals, or difficult situations. Additionally changing majors is no big deal if you decide your current option is not the direction you're interested in pursuing. Socially, there are so many different kinds of people that attend this school that you will get along with and develop great friendships. The school itself has been very understanding of social issues experienced within the school and nationally which shows they care about their students. Overall, an A+ school can help in jump-starting your academic career or continuing into a new field.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Parking is fairly limited and has only become more of an issue as the school has grown in popularity - less so when COVID was rampant for obvious reasons. Definitely plan 30-45 minutes to search for parking - even in overflow lots! Desired classes can become quite limited but I assume this is because this campus is not the largest.

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