Palomar College Overview
Palomar College is a public institution located in San Marcos, California. Palomar College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Palomar College Known For?
- The highest award offered at Palomar College is the associate's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 26% of the faculty were full-time.
Palomar College Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Palomar College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#19||Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#76||Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#157||Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Palomar College.
Where Is Palomar College?
Contact details for Palomar College are given below.
|Address:||1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, CA 92069-1487|
How Do I Get Into Palomar College?
You can apply to Palomar College online at: https://www.palomar.edu/apply
Can I Afford Palomar College?
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Palomar College, approximately 0% of students took out student loans averaging $2,830 a year. That adds up to $11,320 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Palomar College is 13.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Palomar College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 7,870 full-time undergraduates at Palomar College, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Palomar College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||233|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,725|
Over 47 countries are represented at Palomar College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, China, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Palomar College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Palomar College has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 107th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Palomar College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Palomar College was 16.2%. This is the #1,026 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Palomar College regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Palomar College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Computer & Information Sciences||10%|
|Computer Information Systems||62%|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Palomar College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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