Palomar College

1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, CA 92069-1487

About Palomar College

Palomar College is classified as a public, multi-campus Associate’s college located within a suburban area. This very large two-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of at least 10,000 students. This institution awards associate’s degrees and no bachelor’s degrees. According to data for fall enrollment, up to 60% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this two-year associate’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate27,442
Student Age% Under 2564%
 % 25 and Over36%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time33%
 % Part-time67%
Race/Ethnicity% White50.3%
 % Black3.4%
 % Asian7.6%
 % Latino30.5%
 % Native American0.8%
 % Race Unknown3.5%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesNO
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$826
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$5,234
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid39%
 % Undergraduates with Loans2%
 % Undergraduates with Grants39%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,700
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,494
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,160
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,160

Neighborhood Data for the San Marcos Area

Median Age33.1
Median Household Income$55,815
Total Population80,709
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.8% 51.2%
 Age 0-951.8%48.2%
 Age 10-1752.6%47.4%
 Age 18-2452.1%47.9%
 Age 25-2949.3%50.7%
 Age 30-3947.9%52.1%
Race/Ethnicity% White75.2%
 % Black3.1%
 % Asian8.9%
 % Latino36.6%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.3%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.2%


On Campus Housing ProvidedNo
Meal Plan ProvidedNo
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,494
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,207
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50022.4%4.5%4.6%
 $500 to $7490.0%5.4%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%26.0%12.7%
 Over $100077.6%64.1%72.2%
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