MiraCosta College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
14.3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$2,856
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
12,992
37.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29.8%
381 Graduates

About

MiraCosta College is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at MiraCosta College were Biology Laboratory Technician (21 degrees awarded).

In 2019, 3,365 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at MiraCosta College. 62.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,350 degrees), 1.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1281 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at MiraCosta College is $1,104, which is $−6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at MiraCosta College is $1,104, which is $−6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $2,856.

In 2019, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at MiraCosta College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at MiraCosta College is $−6,720 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$2,856
2019 Value
48.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 MiraCosta College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $2,856. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of MiraCosta College grew by 48.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,780
Room and Board
$1,916
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at MiraCosta College was of $13,780 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,916. The cost of room and board increased by 3.64% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.23% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
2%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at MiraCosta College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.77% with respect to 2018, 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.
15%
2017 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at MiraCosta College was 15%, which represents 37 out of the 247 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

MiraCosta College has a total enrollment of 12,992 students. The full-time enrollment at MiraCosta College is 4,830 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,162. This means that 37.2% of students enrolled at MiraCosta College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at MiraCosta College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.9% Hispanic or Latino, 37.7% White, 6.83% Two or More Races, 6.69% Asian, 3.29% Black or African American, 0.654% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at MiraCosta College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (22.7%), followed by White Female (19.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (16.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at MiraCosta College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,992 students. The full-time enrollment at MiraCosta College is 4,830 and the part-time enrollment is 8,162. This means that 37.2% of students enrolled at MiraCosta College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), MiraCosta College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,059
  2. White
    4,893
  3. Two or More Races
    887

The enrolled student population at MiraCosta College is 38.9% Hispanic or Latino, 37.7% White, 6.83% Two or More Races, 6.69% Asian, 3.29% Black or African American, 0.654% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.5% 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 44% White, 26.9% 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, 550 students (4.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 833 more women than men received degrees from MiraCosta College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at MiraCosta College is white (1,350 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1281 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at MiraCosta College is Biology Laboratory Technician (21 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (64 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (70 degrees), and Human Sciences (220 degrees).

Workforce

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 (118,830 people), Other managers (71,642 people), Registered nurses (41,623 people), Physicians (37,408 people), and Secondary school teachers (36,177 people).

The most specialized majors at MiraCosta College are Science Technologies (64 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (70 degrees), Human Sciences (220 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (365 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,492 degrees).

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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 Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at MiraCosta College are Science Technologies (64 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (70 degrees), Human Sciences (220 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (365 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,492 degrees).

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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 (261,295 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (118,664 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (80,023 people), Computer Systems Design (49,300 people), and Individual & family services (41,703 people).

The most specialized majors at MiraCosta College are Science Technologies (64 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (70 degrees), Human Sciences (220 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (365 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,492 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at MiraCosta College was Biology Laboratory Technician with 21 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,266
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,099
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,266 degrees were awarded to men at MiraCosta College, which is 0.603 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,099).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 480 degrees were awarded to men at MiraCosta College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.567 times less than the 847 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 847 degrees were awarded to women at MiraCosta College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.76 times more than the 480 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (36.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at MiraCosta College is Male and Asian (36.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.62% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,350 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,281 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    263 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at MiraCosta College is white (1,350 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1281 degrees).

1.87% of degree recipients (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    829 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    820 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    530 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at MiraCosta College is hispanic or latino female (829 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (820 degrees).

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Operations

MiraCosta College has an endowment valued at nearly $12.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.28M (25.3%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, MiraCosta College had a total salary expenditure of $180M. MiraCosta College employs 179 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at MiraCosta College are Female Instructors (94), Male Instructors(85), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at MiraCosta College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 105 employees, Service, with 38 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.9M
2019 Endowment
68.7%
growth from 2018

MiraCosta College has an endowment valued at about $12.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of MiraCosta College grew 68.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.64M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.22M - Federal
  2. $12M - State
  3. $454k - Local

As of 2019, MiraCosta College received $5.22M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12M from state grants and contracts, and $454k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$85.9M
2019 Salaries
6.25%
growth from 2018

In 2019, MiraCosta College paid a median of $85.9M in salaries, which represents 47.8% of their overall expenditure ($180M) and a 6.25% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.81% growth from 2017 and a 12% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.3M
Instructional Salaries
179
Number of Employees

In 2019, MiraCosta College paid a total of $24.3M to 179 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
179 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
105 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at MiraCosta College were Instructor with 179 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at MiraCosta College were Office and Administrative Support with 105 employees; Service with 38 employees; and Management with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at MiraCosta College was Female Instructor with 94 employees, Male Instructor with 85 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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