MiraCosta College

Oceanside, CA 92056

Located in Oceanside, California, MiraCosta College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

MiraCosta College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

MiraCosta College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,104 and fees $48. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,168 and $48 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio26:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. LPN to ADN
  3. ADN

    The Miracosta college Registered Nursing program prepares students with patient care in a range of healthcare settings.

    The program emphasizes nursing theory and clinical practice for direct patient care. Students who successfully complete the Associate Degree in Nursing are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Upon successful performance on the examination, they are licensed as registered nurses (RNs).

    Admissions procedures:

    • High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
    • Complete pre-requisite college level courses with a GPA of 2.5 or above  
    • Submission of mandatory health record information as per the institutions requirements (including immunization records)

    A point system using multi-criteria developed by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office is used to accept students into the RN program. 90 percent of student admission is based on the point system, and 10 percent of admitted students will come from the established wait list.

    Students accepted into the RN program must take the Test of Academic Skills (TEAS) and receive a composite score of 62 percent in order to begin the program. Students who do not receive at least a 62 percent will be counseled and have a remediation plan designed. They will have one year to complete the remediation plan before retesting for admittance. This program has been approved by the Board of Registered Nursing


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 80
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 45
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Associate's degree 2

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from MiraCosta College

Palomar College
7.52 miles away
Grossmont College
31.03 miles away
Saddleback College
32.52 miles away
San Diego City College
33.76 miles away
United Education Institute - Chula Vista Campus
40.13 miles away
Southwestern College
41.87 miles away
Mt San Jacinto Community College District
46.64 miles away
Riverside City College
54.06 miles away
Golden West College
55.07 miles away
Cypress College
60.47 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
07/01/1952 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$3,915
30k to 48k$4,654
48k to 75k$6,458
75k to 110k$8,281
Over 110k$10,015
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $46.00 $257.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056

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