MiraCosta College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
2022 Average Net Price
$7,281
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.98%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
10,860
36.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
42.6%
508 Graduates

About

MiraCosta College is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at MiraCosta College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (513 degrees awarded), Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (35 degrees), and Child Care Provider (18 degrees).

In 2022, 3,605 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at MiraCosta College. 65.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,439 degrees), 1.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1,391 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at MiraCosta College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at MiraCosta College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,281.

In 2022, 52% of undergraduate students attending MiraCosta College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at MiraCosta College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at MiraCosta College is $−7,008 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,281
2022 Value
4.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 MiraCosta College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,281. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of MiraCosta College grew by 4.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,084
Room and Board
$1,972
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at MiraCosta College was of $15,084 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,972. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

52% of undergraduate students at MiraCosta College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.89% with respect to 2021, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.98%
2019 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at MiraCosta College was 4.98%, which represents 12 out of the 241 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

MiraCosta College had a total enrollment of 10,860 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at MiraCosta College is 3,920 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,940. This means that 36.1% of students enrolled at MiraCosta College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at MiraCosta College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.3% Hispanic or Latino, 35.1% White, 6.85% Two or More Races, 6.73% Asian, 3.53% Black or African American, 0.617% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.331% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at MiraCosta College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.3%) and White Female (17.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at MiraCosta College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,860 students. The full-time enrollment at MiraCosta College is 3,920 and the part-time enrollment is 6,940. This means that 36.1% of students enrolled at MiraCosta College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at MiraCosta College was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), MiraCosta College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,704 enrolled students
  2. White
    3,808 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    744 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at MiraCosta College is 43.3% Hispanic or Latino, 35.1% White, 6.85% Two or More Races, 6.73% Asian, 3.53% Black or African American, 0.617% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.331% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 290 students (2.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,109 more women than men received degrees from MiraCosta College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at MiraCosta College is hispanic or latino (1,439 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1391 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at MiraCosta College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (513 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (35 degrees) and Child Care Provider (18 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at MiraCosta College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (49 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (182 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,543 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at MiraCosta College are Elementary & middle school teachers (133,176 people), Other managers (71,495 people), Registered nurses (41,940 people), Physicians (39,407 people), and Secondary school teachers (37,615 people).

The most specialized majors at MiraCosta College in 2022 are Science Technologies (49 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (182 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,543 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (289 degrees), and Communication Technologies (35 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at MiraCosta College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at MiraCosta College are Science Technologies (49 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (182 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,543 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (289 degrees), and Communication Technologies (35 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at MiraCosta College are Elementary & secondary schools (274,488 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (131,042 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (87,447 people), Computer Systems Design (60,923 people), and Outpatient care centers (45,101 people).

The most specialized majors at MiraCosta College are Science Technologies (49 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (182 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,543 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (289 degrees), and Communication Technologies (35 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by MiraCosta College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 396 degrees awarded
  2. 277 degrees awarded
  3. 171 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at MiraCosta College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 396 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,248
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,357
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,248 degrees were awarded to men at MiraCosta College, which is 0.529 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,357).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 528 degrees were awarded to men at MiraCosta College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.578 times less than the 914 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 914 degrees were awarded to men at MiraCosta College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.73 times more than the 528 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (52.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at MiraCosta College is Female and White (52.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.97% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,439 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,391 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    254 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at MiraCosta College is hispanic or latino (1,439 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1391 degrees).

2.64% of degree recipients (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    985 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    881 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    510 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at MiraCosta College is hispanic or latino female (985 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (881 degrees).

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Operations

MiraCosta College employs 171 Instructors. Most academics at MiraCosta College are Female Instructor (97), and Male Instructor (74).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at MiraCosta College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 77 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 57 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $22.4M - Federal
  2. $20.3M - State
  3. $93.2k - Local

As of 2022, MiraCosta College received $22.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.3M from state grants and contracts, and $93.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$94.7M
2022 Salaries
6.02%
growth from 2021

In 2022, MiraCosta College paid a median of $94.7M in salaries, a 6.02% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.1M
Instructional Salaries
171
Number of Employees

In 2022, MiraCosta College paid a total of $25.1M to 171 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
171 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
77 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at MiraCosta College was Instructor with 171 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at MiraCosta College were Office and Administrative Support with 77 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 57 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at MiraCosta College was Female Instructor with 97 employees, and Male Instructor with 74 employees.

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