The MiraCosta Community College District Board of Trustees has launched a national search for the next MiraCosta College superintendent/president. The board seeks a recognized leader in facilitating student success who can lead change in a dynamic institution and create an environment for student achievement.
Celebrating its 80th year of educational excellence, MiraCosta College is the second oldest community college in San Diego County. The district includes coastal communities from Oceanside through the northern portion of the City of San Diego.
MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment which affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion. As per the Clery Act of 1998, the campus security report can be found online.
MiraCosta College Strengths
- Excellence in teaching and learning, as evidenced by MiraCosta College having one of the highest transfer rates to four-year institutions in all of San Diego County. The 2014 graduating class is the largest in college history.
- Credit enrollment has grown by 31 percent from spring 2008 to spring 2013 and distance education enrollment has increased by 170 percent during the same period.
- The enrollment of active-duty military and veterans has doubled in the past five years. Today, MiraCosta College serves more than 1,900 military members and veterans and another 1,000 of their family members. The college has been named a military-friendly institution, a distinction given to only 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide.
- MiraCosta College is recognized as a leader in sustainability, and recently added a new, fully sustainable modular science building on the Oceanside Campus.
- MiraCosta College has been designated a Hispanic Serving Institution by the federal government and is one of only 250 institutions nationwide to receive this distinction.
- MiraCosta College is a basic aid district.
- MiraCosta College has been working with local industry to respond to demand for workers in various careers. The Department of Labor awarded the college a $2.75 million federal grant to start a Technology Career Institute, which will prepare students – including returning military veterans and the unemployed – for highly skilled, high-paying employment.
- Over the past 10 years, the college foundation has secured revenues of more than $12.7 million in support of the college’s students, programs and priorities. In 2014, nearly $400,000 was awarded in student scholarships and direct student aid and an additional $600,000 was expended in support of college programs.
- MiraCosta College is committed to maintaining a collaborative and inclusive organizational environment.
- Today, MiraCosta College is one of Oceanside’s largest employers: between our part-time and full-time employees, the college has 1,006 employees. The Union Tribune San Diego conducted a survey and deemed MiraCosta College a “Top Place to Work.”