President's Welcome

Welcome MiraCosta College Students

Welcome to a new academic year at MiraCosta College! You are making a great investment in your future.  

MiraCosta College has come a long way since opening with 122 students at Oceanside-Carlsbad High School in September of 1934. Today, some 30,000 students are taking classes at MiraCosta College. With one of our four campus locations: Oceanside Campus, Community Learning Center in Oceanside, San Elijo Campus in Cardiff, and the Technology Career Institute in Carlsbad and online, MiraCosta is dedicated to meeting the needs of all students. 

MiraCosta College is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. At MiraCosta College, that commitment is evident through the efforts of our faculty, staff, and administrators who strive to make all students feel welcome and engaged, and who are unwavering in their support. Whether it’s financial aid, counseling, health services, tutoring, or resources for veterans, MiraCosta College has but one priority in mind: you.

MiraCosta strives to enrich the student experience through an array of vibrant and diverse student clubs and leadership programs. These programs nurture our students’ creativity, expand their learning outside the classroom, and allow them to meet people from around the world.

As MiraCosta College grows, we continue to meet the needs of our students and our community. We do this by working closely with industry partners in developing job training programs. It’s through innovation, such as teaming with local public and private universities to help students transition to a university, that we can support our students in achieving academic success. We now offer five different bachelor's degree programs through our Oceanside Campus.

With the passage of Measure MM, a community supported facilities bond, you will notice a great deal of construction and building around campus. Please excuse the inconvenience and dust as MiraCosta College focuses on improving our teaching and learning facilities.

We are emerging from uncertain times due to COVID-19, but MiraCosta remains committed to our students and their success. If you see me around campus, I hope you’ll stop and say "hi" and tell me a bit about your experiences at MiraCosta College.

Best wishes for a successful academic year!


Sunita V. Cooke, Ph.D.