Palomar College


About Us

Palomar College, founded in 1946, is in San Marcos approximately 30 miles north of San Diego. Palomar enrolls approximately 30,000 full-time and part-time students.  It has one campus and six education sites in San Diego County.

The largest of these is the education center located in Escondido. Other education sites are in Camp Pendleton, Mt. Carmel High School, Fallbrook High School, the Pauma Indian Reservation, and at Ramona High School.

At Palomar, students may choose from more than 200 associate degree and certificate programs, complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree or enjoy personal enrichment classes.



Chart --  Palomar College Student Demographic Details by Age Groups


Pie Chart image: Palomar College Student Demographic -- Ethnicity


Total annual transfers to UC
(2004 to 2009)

Palomar College transfers to University of California graph from 2004 to 2009
Total annual transfers to CSU
(2004 to 2009)

 Palomar College  to California State University Transfers Graph from 2004 to 2009


Degrees and Certificates
Awarded in 2009-2010

Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree 1740
Certificate requiring 18 < 30 units 135
Certificate requiring 30 < 60 units 947

Gender -- 2009/2010

Female 51.01%
Male 48.11%
Undeclared 0.87%