MiraCosta College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,104

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$3,480

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

14%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

14,617

35.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

31.3%

341 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 .

In 2017, 2,491 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at MiraCosta College. 62.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,072 degrees), 1.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (883 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at MiraCosta College is $1,104, which is $-6,310 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at MiraCosta College is $1,104, which is $-6,310 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,480.

In 2017, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 3% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at MiraCosta College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at MiraCosta College is $-6,310 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$3,480

2017 Value

39.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 MiraCosta College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,480. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of MiraCosta College grew by 39.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,492

Room and Board

$1,782

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at MiraCosta College was of $12,492 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,782. The cost of room and board increased by 4.36% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.02% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

3%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at MiraCosta College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2% with respect to 2016, when 50% 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.

14%

2016 Default Rate

31

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at MiraCosta College was 14%, which represents 31 out of the 222 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

MiraCosta College has a total enrollment of 14,617 students. The full-time enrollment at MiraCosta College is 5,162 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,455. This means that 35.3% of students enrolled at MiraCosta College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at MiraCosta College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.9% White, 38.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.29% Two or More Races, 6.54% Asian, 3.12% Black or African American, 0.54% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.253% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at MiraCosta College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (22.6%), followed by White Female (20.2%) and White Male (17.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at MiraCosta College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,617 students. The full-time enrollment at MiraCosta College is 5,162 and the part-time enrollment is 9,455. This means that 35.3% of students enrolled at MiraCosta College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% 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. White

    5,978

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5,592

  3. Two or More Races

    1,066

The enrolled student population at MiraCosta College is 40.9% White, 38.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.29% Two or More Races, 6.54% Asian, 3.12% Black or African American, 0.54% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.253% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 257 students (1.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 635 more women than men received degrees from MiraCosta College. The majority of degree recipients at MiraCosta College are white (1,072 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (883 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at MiraCosta College is N/A, 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 Human Sciences (218 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (44 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,238 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 (194,544 people), Other managers (81,791 people), Physicians (50,334 people), Registered nurses (48,563 people), and Education administrators (43,965 people).

The most specialized majors at MiraCosta College are Human Sciences (218 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (44 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,238 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (170 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (73 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 Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Information security analysts, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at MiraCosta College are Human Sciences (218 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (44 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,238 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (170 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (73 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 (329,965 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (166,526 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (114,205 people), Outpatient care centers (66,453 people), and Computer Systems Design (58,839 people).

The most specialized majors at MiraCosta College are Human Sciences (218 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (44 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,238 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (170 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (73 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. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at MiraCosta College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 928

  2. 1,563

In 2017, 928 degrees were awarded to men at MiraCosta College, which is 0.594 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,563).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 426 degrees were awarded to men at MiraCosta College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.621 times less than the 686 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 686 degrees were awarded to women at MiraCosta College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.61 times more than the 426 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (53.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at MiraCosta College is Female and Asian (53.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.35% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,072 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    883 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    142 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at MiraCosta College is white (1,072 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (883 degrees).

2.21% of degree recipients (55 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    649 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    585 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    423 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at MiraCosta College is white female (649 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (585 degrees).

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Operations

MiraCosta College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.23M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $463k (6.4%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, MiraCosta College had a total salary expenditure of $150M. MiraCosta College employs 195 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at MiraCosta College are Female Instructors (109), Male Instructors(86), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at MiraCosta College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 115 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 36 employees, and Management with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.23M

2017 Endowment

23.1%

growth from 2016

MiraCosta College has an endowment valued at about $7.23M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of MiraCosta College grew 23.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.57M 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. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, MiraCosta College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$77.2M

2017 Salaries

12%

growth from 2016

In 2017, MiraCosta College paid a median of $77.2M in salaries, which represents 51.4% of their overall expenditure ($150M) and a 12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.41% growth from 2015 and a 4.15% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.3M

Instructional Salaries

195

Number of Employees

In 2017, MiraCosta College paid a total of $25.3M to 195 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

195 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

115 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at MiraCosta College were Instructor with 195 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at MiraCosta College were Office and Administrative Support with 115 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees; and Management with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at MiraCosta College was Female Instructor with 109 employees, Male Instructor with 86 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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