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MiraCosta College

Oceanside, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

1 Barnard Dr

Oceanside, CA 92056-3820

www.miracosta.edu

Admission Office

One Barnard Drive

Oceanside, CA 92056-3899

(760) 795-6620

Fax : (760) 795-6626

admissions@miracosta.edu

Contact : Jane Sparks

Director of Admissions and Records/Registrar

Type of School

Medium

Public

community college

junior college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Code: 4582

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 13,241

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,745

In-State Tuition : $1,428.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $9,378.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Diploma

Associate

Bachelor's

Setting

Large City (250-500k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Mar 1

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 21 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Diploma, Associate, Bachelor's degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Most Popular Majors

Associates
Liberal Arts : 36.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 18.0%
Business/Marketing : 14.0%
Psychology : 7.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations A C
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General A C
Landscaping and Groundskeeping A C
Plant Nursery Operations and Management A C
Viticulture and Enology A C

Architecture & Related Programs
Architectural Technology/Technician A C
Landscape Architecture C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General A

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting C
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping A C
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General A C
Business Administration and Management, General A C
Business/Commerce, General C
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry A C
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce A C
Hospitality Administration/Management, General A C
Office Management and Supervision A C
Retail Management A C
Retailing and Retail Operations C
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General A C
Small Business Administration/Management A C
Taxation C

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia C
Radio and Television A
Speech Communication and Rhetoric A

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects A C
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician A C
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design A C
Recording Arts Technology/Technician A C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Programming/Programmer, General A C
Computer Support specialist A C
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications A C
Computer and Information Sciences, General A C
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance A C
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General A C
Information Technology A C
Network and System Administration/Administrator C
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design C

Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching A
Early Childhood Education and Teaching A
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs A C
Foreign Language Teacher Education A C

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Biomedical Technology/Technician A C
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General A C

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General A

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging A
Child Care Provider/Assistant A C
Child Care and Support Services Management A C
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General A

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature A
Italian Language and Literature A
Spanish Language and Literature A C

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General C
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant C
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training A C
Medical/Clinical Assistant A C
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A
Surgical Technology/Technologist A C

History
History, General A

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies A C
Humanities/Humanistic Studies A
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A C

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician A C

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Physical Fitness Technician C
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General C

Personal & Culinary Services
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager A C

Psychology
Psychology, General A

Science Technologies & Technicians
Biology/Biotechnology Technology/Technician A B C

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science A C

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Sociology A

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General A
Dance, General A
Design and Visual Communications, General C
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General A
Graphic Design C
Music, General A
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology A C
Visual and Performing Arts, General C

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

1000 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : bioprocessing training facility, music recording studios, veteran center

Geographic Location : 35 miles from San Diego

Large City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 13,241

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,745

Degree-seeking undergrads : 10,863

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 24

Full time students average age : 23

In state students : 98.0%

Out of state students : 2.0%

Part Time students : 57.0%

Percentage of males : 43.0%

Percentage of females : 57.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 8.0%

Black African American : 3.0%

Asian : 6.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 41.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 4.0%

White : 36.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 2.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The Chariot

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Spartans

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Intercollegiate

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

On-campus daycare

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cross-Country

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rugby

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Softball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Other Sports : Hiking, Dodgeball, Kayaking, Ping Pong, Ultimate Frisbee


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Locally administered tests may be used for placement and counseling.

A note from the college

Must be either 18 years of age or high school graduate. Concurrently enrolled high school students require principal and parental permission with grade level limitations. Nursing programs require special application with course and GPA requirements. Bachelor's degree students must complete an additional application process.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Advanced Placement (AP) exams with a minimum score of 3 can be used toward associate degree requirements, CSU admission and GE certification requirements, and UC admission and IGETC certification requirements.

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: California Community Colleges are open access institutions.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

6

ART 258 and ART 259

All

Biology

3

6

BIO 110 or BIO 111 and BIO 111L

All

Calculus AB

3

3

MATH 150

All

Calculus BC

3

6

MATH 150 and MATH 155

All

Chemistry

4

6

CHEM 150

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

PLSC 103

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CS 111

All

Computer Science Principles

3

6

CS 101 and Elective Course

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

ENGL 100

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

ENGL 100 and LIT elective

All

Environmental Science

3

4

--

All

European History

3

6

HIST 104

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

FREN 201

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

GRMN 201

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 102

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6

ITAL 201

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

JAPN 201

All

Latin

3

6

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 101

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 102

All

Music Theory

3

6

MUS 101

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHYS 111

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHYS 112

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHYS 152

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHYS 151

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

6

SPAN 201

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6

SPAN 202

All

Statistics

3

3

BTEC 180, BUS 204, MATH 103, PSYC 104, or SOC 104

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

PLSC 102

All

United States History

3

6

HIST 110 and HIST 111

All

World History: Modern

3

6

HIST 100 and HIST 101

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

6

Biology

50

6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

51

3

Chemistry

48

6

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

6

English Literature

50

6

French I

50

6

French II

62

12

German I

50

6

German II

62

12

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

6

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

66

12

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of loans / jobs : 100.0%

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Michael Dear

Financial aid office phone : (760) 795-6711

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $46.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $336.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$1,428.00

$1,428.00

$1,428.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$9,378.00

$9,378.00

$9,378.00

Room only:

--

$15,084.00

$5,276.00

Books and supplies:

$1,972.00

$1,972.00

$1,972.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$4,700.00

$3,159.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$1,269.00

$1,125.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$3,400.00

$24,453.00

$12,960.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$11,350.00

$32,403.00

$20,910.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Transfer center

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $9,378.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $15,084.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $336.00

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 46

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser