Announced in the December 2021 edition of Diverse Magazine
, MiraCosta ranked 94 out of 2,507 institutions, placing the College in the top 4 percent, in serving total minority students who earned an associate degree in all disciplines. A total of 1,153 MiraCosta College students earned associate degrees in 2018-19, a 5 percent increase from the previous year. Additionally, MiraCosta College was ranked 77 in serving Hispanic students who earned an associate degree in all disciplines. A total of 802 associate degrees were awarded to Hispanic students in 2019-2020, a 9 percent increase from the prior year.
Data generated for the ranking derives from the “Completion Survey” of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collected by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. Institutions that distribute federal Title IV financial assistance must complete the IPEDS survey.