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IPEDS ID: 118912
OPE ID: 00123900
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MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899
General information:  (760) 757-2121
Website:  www.miracosta.edu
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  14,617 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  26 to 1
Related Institutions:This is the parent institution of:
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty199555
Instructional199555
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
In-state$1,152$1,152$1,152$1,1520.0%
Out-of-state$5,784$5,952$6,216$6,7688.9%
Books and supplies$1,710$1,764$1,782$1,8564.2%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$11,268$11,970$12,492$13,2966.4%
Other$4,158$4,167$4,158$4,2442.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,266$4,284$4,266$4,3762.6%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
In-state
Off Campus$18,288$19,053$19,584$20,5484.9%
Off Campus with Family$7,128$7,200$7,200$7,3842.6%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$22,920$23,853$24,648$26,1646.2%
Off Campus with Family$11,760$12,000$12,264$13,0006.0%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid173461%————
Grant or scholarship aid73061%$3,607,953$4,942
Federal grants47940%$2,300,700$4,803
Pell grants47840%$2,228,700$4,663
Other federal grants13811%$72,000$522
State/local government grant or scholarships71659%$1,304,775$1,822
Institutional grants or scholarships30%$2,478$826
Student loan aid171%$74,734$4,396
Federal student loans171%$74,734$4,396
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,51451%$22,155,423$2,949
Pell grants3,79626%$13,610,352$3,585
Federal student loans3893%$2,499,760$6,426
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$7,194$5,743$3,480
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$5,624$3,915$995
$30,001 – $48,000$6,284$4,654$1,771
$48,001 – $75,000$8,074$6,458$4,280
$75,001 – $110,000$10,278$8,281$6,918
$110,001 and more$10,015$6,422
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)14,617
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,618
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 35%
Part-time: 65%Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 38%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 41%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 63%
25 and over: 37%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 93%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 3%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 18%
Enrolled in some distance education: 26%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 55%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 29 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 31%
Transfer-out rate: 18%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 30%
Female: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 17%
Asian: 44%
Black or African American: 26%
Hispanic/Latino: 28%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 32%
Two or more races: 24%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 38%
Non-resident alien: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 38%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 42%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 37%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 27%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 22%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 32%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 8%
Received an Associate's degree: 44%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 31%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 14%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 9%
Received an Associate's degree: 29%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 14%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateUndergraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other-0d
Landscaping and Groundskeeping31
Plant Nursery Operations and Management311
Category total612d
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician11
Landscape Architecture-1
Category total12
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0-
Category total0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting0d0d
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping2139d
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General212
Business Administration and Management, General111d8d
Business/Commerce, General-0d
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce-1d
Hospitality Administration/Management, General214
Office Management and Supervision01
Real Estate314d
Retail Management0d2d
Retailing and Retail Operations0d0d
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General00
Small Business Administration/Management28d
Taxation-8
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations0-
Category total141d107d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects46
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant45
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design26
Recording Arts Technology/Technician611
Category total1628
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia00
Speech Communication and Rhetoric520
Category total520
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-0
Computer Programming/Programmer, General13
Computer Science10-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications610
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General08
Information Technology-1
Network and System Administration/Administrator0d0d
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-2
Category total17d24d
Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-3
Health Teacher Education0-
Category total03
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Biomedical Technology/Technician719
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General414
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician-0
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD36
Category total1439
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General0-
Category total0-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging33
Child Care and Support Services Management24
Child Care Provider/Assistant21d185d
Child Development00
Category total26d192d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0-
Italian Language and Literature0-
Japanese Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature00
Category total00
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-11
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other2-
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant-1
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training88
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage09
Medical/Clinical Assistant1219
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse390
Surgical Technology/Technologist59
Category total6657
History
History, General17d-
Category total17d-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science285
Category total285
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies126-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies349d763
Category total475d763
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General7-
Category total7-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician627
Category total627
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences170-
Category total170-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science0-
Category total0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General06
Physical Fitness Technician-67
Category total073
Personal and Culinary Services
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager17
Category total17
Physical Sciences
Astronomy0-
Chemistry, General0-
Physical Sciences1-
Physics, General1-
Category total2-
Precision Production
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist-0
Category total-0
Psychology
Psychology, General46-
Psychology, Other150
Category total610
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General0-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-2
Category total02
Social Sciences
Anthropology0-
Economics, General1-
Geography0-
Political Science and Government, General0-
Sociology19-
Category total20-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General12-
Dance, General2-
Dance, Other-1
Design and Visual Communications, General-0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4-
Music, General00
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology22
Visual and Performing Arts, General-1
Category total204
Grand total1,1461,345
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 933
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 60
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $533
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $557
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 67%
Part-time students: 49%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time2%4%
200 percent of normal time4%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time67%72%
200 percent of normal time73%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
CCCAAMenWomen
Basketball2112
Beach Volleyball15
Soccer3317
Volleyball18
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges(!)7/1/1952 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession120
Drug law violations311
Liquor law violations101
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling123
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary121
Motor vehicle theft100
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate14.8%10.9%16.6%
Number in default281826
Number in repayment189164156
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)