MiraCosta College

Public, Four-years School Located in Oceanside, CA

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How much is the MiraCosta tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, MiraCosta's tuition & fees is $1,152 for California residents and $8,448 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $29,736 for California residents and $37,032 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

MiraCosta Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,152
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,448
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$22,572
Off-campus Expenses$4,860
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,152
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,377

How Much Does it Cost to Go to MiraCosta for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $33,084 at MiraCosta. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $33,076. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $16,816.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$8,377$8,375$4,258
Sophomore (2024-25)$8,306$8,304$4,222
Junior (2025-26)$8,236$8,234$4,186
Senior (2026-27)$8,166$8,164$4,151
4 Years Total$33,084$33,076$16,816
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$8,306$8,304$4,222
Sophomore (2025-26)$8,236$8,234$4,186
Junior (2026-27)$8,166$8,164$4,151
Senior (2027-28)$8,097$8,095$4,116
4 Years Total$32,805$32,797$16,674
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$8,236$8,234$4,186
Sophomore (2026-27)$8,166$8,164$4,151
Junior (2027-28)$8,097$8,095$4,116
Senior (2028-29)$8,029$8,027$4,081
4 Years Total$32,527$32,519$16,533
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$8,166$8,164$4,151
Sophomore (2027-28)$8,097$8,095$4,116
Junior (2028-29)$8,029$8,027$4,081
Senior (2029-30)$7,961$7,959$4,046
4 Years Total$32,252$32,244$16,393
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$8,097$8,095$4,116
Sophomore (2028-29)$8,029$8,027$4,081
Junior (2029-30)$7,961$7,959$4,046
Senior (2030-31)$7,893$7,891$4,012
4 Years Total$31,980$31,972$16,254

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, MiraCosta' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,488.
In-StateOut-of-State
MiraCosta College$1,152$8,448
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California Four-years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between MiraCosta and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
MiraCosta CollegeOceanside, CA$1,152$8,448
Antelope Valley Community College DistrictLancaster, CA$1,124$7,724
Bakersfield CollegeBakersfield, CA$1,430$9,560
Cypress CollegeCypress, CA$1,146$7,986
Feather River Community College DistrictQuincy, CA$1,461$9,531
Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA$1,565$11,510
Modesto Junior CollegeModesto, CA$1,276$7,308
Santa Ana CollegeSanta Ana, CA$1,180$8,788
Rio Hondo CollegeWhittier, CA$1,388$9,884
San Diego Mesa CollegeSan Diego, CA$1,144$7,440
Santa Monica CollegeSanta Monica, CA$1,150$9,094

Financial Aid and COA

At MiraCosta College, 5,819 students (52%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,152.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at MiraCosta is $32,880 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 762 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,222 and the average amount of student loans is $5,011.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$29,736$37,032
Tuition & Fees$1,152$8,448
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$28,584$28,584
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,584$32,880
Average Financial Aid$4,152$4,152
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship5,81952%$4,152
Pell Grants2,75725%$3,703
Federal Student Loan1872%$6,932
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid76275%-
Grants or Scholarships75874%$5,222
Federal Grants38438%$5,179
Pell Grants38338%$4,865
Other Federal Grants26426%$475
State/Local Grants75574%$2,604
Institutional Grants4-$750
Student Loan Aid101%$5,011
Federal Student Loans101%$5,011
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level377377$8,086
0-30,000190190$9,191
30,001-48,0009292$8,154
48,001-75,0007777$5,902
75,001-110,0001616$5,614
110,001 or more22$3,916

Student Population

MiraCosta College has a total of 10,860 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 4,440 male students and 6,685 female students attending MiraCosta. The school offers online degree programs and 6,118 students enrolled online exclusively (56.34% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate11,125 4,4406,685

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressOne Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA
Phone760-757-2121
WEBwww.miracosta.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered197 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population10,860
Graduation Rate43%
Transfer-out Rate11%
Retention Rate84%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate19 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties180 (Full-time), 524 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs523 (Full-time), 585 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$123,870
Average Staff Salary$106,815