Palomar College


Palomar College is a two-year public community college. With a total undergraduates of 27,447, most applicants are to be accepted.

Founded in 1946, it is located in San Diego County, California, United States. It has a main campus which is located in San Marcos as well as six education sites that are located elsewhere throughout north San Diego County.

The University offers degrees in associate’s programs. Some of its students would transfer to many different four-year universities, including institutions in the University of California and California State University systems.

The mission of Palomar College is:

Our mission is to provide an engaging and supportive learning environment for students of diverse origins, experiences, needs, abilities, and goals. As a comprehensive college, we support and encourage students who are pursuing transfer-readiness, general education, basic skills, career and technical training, aesthetic and cultural enrichment, and lifelong education. We are committed to promoting the learning outcomes necessary for our students, as individuals and global citizens, to live responsibly, effectively, and creatively in an interdependent and changing world.


The college is accredited regionally by Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Palomar College comprises thirty schools, ranging from architecture and related programs, business, management, marketing and related support to visual and performing arts.

The most popular majors and course of study for students are as follows:

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Visual and Performing Arts
  3. Liberal Arts
  4. Business/Marketing
  5. Health Professions

The university is not ranked in the U.S. News and World Report.


All students who graduate or get GED are admitted, but there are selective admission to some programs.


The tuitions and fees for year 2011-2012 is USD 1,124 for students who are in state and for those who are out of state it is USD 6,404. Students spend USD 648 for books and USD 5,670 for room and board on average.

Students are encouraged to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and private scholarships are available too. While the college neither promotes nor advocates student loans, it does provide information on the process and the rights & responsibilities that accompany obtaining both subsidized and unsubsidized student loans to interested students.

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