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Palomar College is a public institution located in San Marcos, California. San Marcos is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

Where Is Palomar College?


Contact details for Palomar College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069-1487
Phone: 760-744-1150

How Do I Get Into Palomar College?

You can apply to Palomar College online at:

Since Palomar College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Palomar College?

5.3% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Palomar College is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Palomar College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,331 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,566 undergraduate students at Palomar College, with 5,331 being full-time and 12,235 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 5,331 full-time undergraduates at Palomar College, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Palomar College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 361
Black or African American 161
Hispanic or Latino 2,487
White 1,737
International Students 78
Other Races/Ethnicities 507

Over 47 countries are represented at Palomar College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, China, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Palomar College

12,985 Took All Classes Online
15,385 Took At Least One Class Online
147.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 15,385 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Palomar College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Palomar College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Palomar College was 147.6%. This is the #241 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Palomar College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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