MiraCosta College


  • Location: 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; closest major airport, San Diego Lindbergh.
  • Campus sizes: Oceanside, 121 acres; San Elijo, 42 acres; Community Learning Center, 7.6 acres
  • Accreditation: Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Average class size: 30
  • Enrollment by semester: Oceanside, approximately 10,500; San Elijo, approximately 4,000; Community Learning Center, approximately 4,000 (noncredit)
  • Full-time faculty: 174
  • Part-time faculty: 518
  • Administrators: 28
  • Full- and part-time classified staff: 380
  • Enrollment fee: $26 per unit for California residents; additional $190 per unit for non-residents
  • Annual tuition/fees, full-time, state residents: Approximately $668
  • Annual tuition/fees, full-time, non-state residents: Approximately $5,588
  • Popular majors: Business administration, psychology, biological sciences, accounting, child development, commercial music, English, real estate, law enforcement, communication, art, liberal studies, nursing
  • Transfer rate: One of the highest UC transfer rates of all community colleges in San Diego County. Most popular transfer institutions: UCSD, CSU San Marcos.

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