Miracosta College: Narrative Description

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One Barnard Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899
Tel: (760)757-2121; 888-201-8480; Admissions: (760)795-6627; Fax: (760)795-6609; Web Site: http://www.miracosta.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1934. Setting: 131-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Diego. Endowment: $894,495. Research spending 2002-03: $189,200. Educational spending 2002-03: $2451 per student. Total enrollment: 10,166. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. Students come from 37 states and territories, 44 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 5% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 33% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4470 full-time, $149 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $364 full-time, $11 per unit part-time, $17 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Most popular organizations: African-American Student Alliance, Spanish Club, Cultural Exchange Program, Phi Theta Kappa, Friends of EOPS. Major annual events: Career Day Fair, Christmas Angel Exchange, Cinco de Mayo. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, trained security personnel during class hours. College housing not available. MiraCosta College Library with 113,810 books, 128,890 microform titles, 272 serials, 5,340 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $942,502. 753 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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