Palomar College: Ranking & Review

San Marcos Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 400 1384
Top 9%

Palomar College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

8,611 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,579 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Palomar College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Palomar College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
Off-campus $20,724 $26,772
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Palomar College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $1,288 $7,336
Fees for full-time undergraduates $50 $50
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $46 $257

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1,283 1,283
Social Sciences 591 591
Health Professions and Related Programs 428 428
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 267 267
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 250 250
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 189 189
Construction Trades 121 121
Precision Production 97 97
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 92 92
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 91 91
Psychology 72 72
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 68 68
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 62 62
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians 60 60
Visual and Performing Arts 50 50
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 47 47
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 38 38
Mathematics and Statistics 30 30
Education 25 25
Library Science 23 23
Architecture and Related Services 14 14
English Language and Literature & Letters 12 12
Transportation and Materials Moving 10 10
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 9 9
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 7 7
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 6 6
Legal Professions and Studies 5 5
Engineering 4 4
Physical Sciences 4 4
Philosophy and Religious Studies 4 4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 2 2
Grand Total3,9633,963

A total of 3,963 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Palomar College.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate29%27%30%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%
  • Part-time retention rate - 47%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff963
Instructional FTE532
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww2.palomar.edu
Address1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, California, 92069-1487
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
Phone7607441150