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  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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Palomar is a public college located in San Marcos, California in the San Diego Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,318 undergraduate students. The Palomar acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic). Graduating 32% of students, Palomar alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,000.
About Palomar College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA 92069

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$5,137/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $2,998/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,676/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,141/ year
  • $76-110k
    $7,379/ year
  • $110k+
    $4,412/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.118 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.118 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,318Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%

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Palomar college is great! An easy going school ,where I can get things done especially online. I am mainly on online student , but even so , I can navigate through their website with ease. I am a full time mom so online is all I have access to at the moment and Palomar college has made attending school online manageable for me.I love how I can navigate through Canvas and complete all my work .Their site is fully organized.
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Palomar College is a vibrant community college located in San Marcos, CA. This awarded school is one of the best community colleges in the country! There are so many resources offered at this school to help students of all kinds, whether you are looking to become a nurse, get your AA, or even transfer to a four-year. While there are a few places to eat on campus and to explore, the community is located in the heart of the city and has easy access to public transportation. The teachers here, for the most part, are knowledgeable and truly want to see the students succeed. This is a great place to begin your college journey!
First of all, counseling is great about helping out. Make sure you make an appointment! Sencodly, My professor Ronald Smith didn't sugar coat anything. He was straight forward and made sure that we were there to succeed. The campus is always clean even though construction is right next door. The new classrooms are really nice and everyone is friendly.