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Study at Palomar College

Palomar College was established in 1946, and is a public college situated in California. The central campus of the college is situated in San Marcos. The college has eight satellite centres. They are situated at:

  • Borrego Springs High School
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Education center, in Escondido
  • Fallbrook High School
  • Mount Carmel High School
  • Poway High School
  • Ramona High School
  • The Pauma Indian Reservation
Academic divisions of the college include:

  • Arts, Media, Business and Computer Systems
  • Career, Technical and Extended Education
  • Languages and Literature
  • Mathematics and The Natural and Health Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
The college mascot is the Comet, and the team colors are silver and scarlet. The college has men's and women's cross country, water polo, swimming, soccer, tennis, volleyball and basketball teams.

Profile of Palomar College

Palomar College is in a small city, in San Marcos, California. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Palomar College earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include media and liberal arts.

Palomar College Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as Palomar College offers open admission.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Palomar College are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 27, 222 students (14, 861 full-time equivalent).

Palomar College Tuition and Affordability

Degree seekers find Palomar College to be more affordable than many of its peers.

Palomar College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts974liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, library assistant, sign language translation, minority and gender studies, geography courses, speech and rhetoric, . . .
Construction Trades168electrician, carpentry, masonry, apparel and textile marketing, building inspector, drywall installation
Security and Law Enforcement122fire-fighting, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, forensic science
Science101biological and physical sciences, biology, geology, chemistry, astronomy
Business and Management79accounting, business management, business, international business, sales, small business management, electronic commerce, retail, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine74registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Media70digital communications, animation and special effects, advertising, desktop publishing and imaging, radio and television, journalism, graphic communications, public relations, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering67system administration, computer graphics, computer programming, information technology, webmastering, computer support, web design, computer networking, . . .
Engineering Technician61water quality and recycling tech, architectural drafting, drafting, quality control tech, HVAC tech, hazardous materials tech, electrical drafting, electromechanical tech
Family and Social Work48child development, public administration, family and consumer science, foodservice management
Production Trades40sheet metal tech, welding, cabinetmaking, upholsterer
Law34legal assistant, legal studies, legal secretary
Medical Support and Technology30dental assistant, medical assistant, optometric tech
Design29interior design, fashion design, design and visual communication, graphic design
Mechanics and Repair27automobile mechanics, computer repair, electrical installation and repair, diesel mechanics, autobody repair, industrial electronics tech
Photography and Commercial Art25commercial photography, film studies, commercial art, drawing
office and Administration22data entry, administrative assistant
Therapy and Counselling18psychology, substance abuse Counselling
Drama and Performing Arts9dance, theatre design, drama, various performing arts
Engineering8archeology, engineering
Real Estate and Construction Management7real estate
Transportation5commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2health and physical education, parks and recreation management, parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management
Art Studies1art studies
Medical administration1medical secretary
Cooking and Culinary Arts0culinary arts
Fine Arts0sculpture, metal and jewelry, ceramics

Contact: Palomar College

Palomar College

1140 W. Mission

San Marcos, California 92069-1487

http://www.PALOMAR. EDU

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