Quick Facts



MiraCosta College was founded in 1934. It was originally known as Oceanside-Carlsbad Junior College.



Oceanside Campus: 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside

San Elijo Campus: 3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff

Community Learning Center: 1831 Mission Avenue, Oceanside



Dr. Sunita "Sunny" Cooke



Credit Enrollment: 14,500

Noncredit Enrollment: 2,479


AA Degrees Granted

Over 50 AA degrees offered, 9 for transfer


BA Degree in biotechnology

MiraCosta was one of 15 colleges selected in the state to offer a 4-year degree. MiraCosta College will offer a degree in biotechnology. Enrollment began in fall 2017.


MiraCosta College Athletics Quick Facts


Athletic Director

Patrick Conahan (pconahan@miracosta.edu)


Mascot/School Colors

Spartan/ Blue and White


Number of Sports Offered

6 Intercollegiate Sports and 4 Club Sports

Men's Soccer

Women's Soccer

Men's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Women's Volleyball

Women's Beach Volleyball

Men's Rugby (Club)

Women's Rugby (Club)

Men's Surf (Club)

Women's Surf (Club)



Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. Other participating colleges include Imperial Valley, Southwestern, Cuyamaca, Grossmont, San Diego City, San Diego Mesa, San Diego Miramar, and Palomar.


Surf Team

The MiraCosta College surf team competes in the college division of the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA).


Rugby Club

The Rugby Club competes in the Gold Coast Conference and the NSCRO national tournament. In 2018 the men's rugby club team won the NSCRO National Championship.