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.