Palomar College

1140 W. Mission, San Marcos
CA, 92069-1487
Tel: (760)744-1150
25,218 students
Public institution

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Palomar College is an educational leader committed to quality learning. We provide our community the knowledge, information, skills, and aesthetic appreciation necessary to live responsibly, effectively, and creatively in an interdependent and changing world.
School Highlights:
Palomar College serves 25,218 students (31% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Palomar College is one of 22 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Vista (2.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Palomar College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 25,218 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
25,218 students
1,283 students
Palomar College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
7,851 students
832 students
Palomar College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 17,367 students
1,021 students
Palomar College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Palomar College sch enrollment Palomar College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
8%
2%
Palomar College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
32%
7%
Palomar College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
3%
12%
Palomar College Black (2006-2012)
% White
52%
66%
Palomar College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Palomar College More (2009-2012)
Palomar College sch ethnicity Palomar College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.62 0.45
Palomar College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,328 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 60% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,224 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,328 $5,845
Palomar College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,224 $10,047
Palomar College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Palomar College is a public two-year community college. The Palomar campus is located in San Marcos, California, approximately 30 miles north of San Diego. Palomar enrolls approximately 30,000 full-time and part-time students. Residents of California are charged only $26 per unit. At Palomar, students may choose from over 300 associate degree and certificate programs, complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree, or enjoy personal enrichment classes for lifelong learning. Palomar College is one of 108 colleges in the California Community Colleges system and eight in San Diego County. Located in San Marcos, California, our 200-acre main campus is nestled at the foot of the region's rolling coastal hills and valleys in a lovely area once named Los Vallecitos de San Marcos (Little Valleys of St. Mark) by Spaniard settlers in 1797. In addition to our main campus in San Marcos, we operate an educational center in Escondido, and five smaller centers throughout north San Diego County, in Rancho Penasquitos, Fallbrook, Ramona, Pauma Valley, and Camp Pendleton. Palomar College offers more than 300 Associates Degree and certificate programs, as well as not-for-credit community development and personal enrichment classes for life-long learning. We have transfer agreements with the California State University and University of California systems, and our high-level coursework in transferable classes fully prepares our students for success at four-year colleges and universities. In fact, Palomar students who transfer perform better in their first year at a four-year college than students from other community colleges. Our five academic divisions are: Arts, Media, Business and Computer Systems; Career, Technical and Extended Education; Languages and Literature; Mathematics and The Natural and Health Sciences; and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Palomar College serves as a cultural hub of north San Diego County. Our 400-seat Howard Brubeck Theatre is the scene of highly-regarded dramatic, dance, and musical productions throughout the year. Palomar College has nearly two dozen athletic teams in about one dozen sports, including men's and women's basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, swimming, water polo, and cross country. Palomar College is an educational leader committed to quality learning. We provide our community the knowledge, information, skills, and aesthetic appreciation necessary to live responsibly, effectively, and creatively in an interdependent and changing world.

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Did You Know?
For San Diego County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,572 per year for in-state students and $7,807 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,620 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in San Diego County, CA is 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

San Diego County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in San Diego County, CA is Argosy University-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.