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

Gender % -- 2012-13
Female 45.8%
Male 53.5%
Undeclared 0.7%

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
Associate in Arts for Transfer (A.A.-T) Degree 36
Associate in Science for Transfer (A.S.-T) Degree 9
Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree 1576
Certificate requiring 18 to < 30 semester units 120
Certificate requiring 30 to < 60 semester units 1351