Palomar College

San Marcos, CA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 13,873
Graduate Enrollment: 0
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional
Highest degree awarded: Associate
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Two-year, very large // higher-part-time

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 0%

Male/Female: 49% / 51% (2017)

First generation college students: 53.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 14.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 1.0% (2017)

Test scores for admission:


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 45.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 23.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 15.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 10.7% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 36.0%
Black: 2.7%
Hispanic: 45.0%
Asian: 6.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.5%
2+ races: 6.4%
Non-resident alien: 0.7%
Unknown race: 1.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $11,680
In-State tuition: $1,344
Out-of-State tuition: $9,940

Estimated books and supplies: $1,126 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board:
Estimated on-campus other fees:

Estimated off-campus room & board: $22,176 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $0 (2022)

Average Family Income: $27,829 (2017)
Median Family Income: $21,290 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 16.4%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 0.5%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $6,500 (2018)
Median federal loan payment:

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $2,775
$30k-48k $3,593
$48k-75k $6,149
$75k-110k $8,698
$110k+ $5,440

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 0%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 90.5% (2019)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $6,500 (2018)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $3,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $3,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $4,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 48.0% (2015)
@3 year 49.1% (2017)
@5 year 69.2% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 27.7% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 29.5% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation:
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $39,531 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Associate's Degree Air Transportation. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Dance. 9
Associate's Degree Dance. 7
Associate's Degree American Sign Language. 11
Associate's Degree Real Estate. 2
Associate's Degree Journalism. 10
Associate's Degree History. 12
Associate's Degree Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Architectural Sciences and Technology. 5
Associate's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 2
Associate's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Associate's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 33
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Journalism. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 9
Associate's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 8
Associate's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 1
Associate's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 11
Associate's Degree Philosophy. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1
Associate's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Chemistry. 2
Associate's Degree Chemistry. 2
Associate's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Psychology, General. 3
Associate's Degree Psychology, General. 117
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 9
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 58
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Fire Protection. 136
Associate's Degree Fire Protection. 46
Associate's Degree Homeland Security. 4
Associate's Degree Social Sciences, General. 519 $30,851 ($2,571)
Associate's Degree Anthropology. 12
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Archeology. 2
Associate's Degree Archeology. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Economics. 3
Associate's Degree Economics. 15
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 17
Associate's Degree Geography and Cartography. 5
Associate's Degree Sociology. 61
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Mason/Masonry. 16
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Carpenters. 27
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electrical and Power Transmission Installers. 34
Associate's Degree Electrical and Power Transmission Installers. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection. 3
Associate's Degree Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Precision Systems Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 23
Associate's Degree Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 17
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Precision Metal Working. 85
Associate's Degree Precision Metal Working. 13
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Woodworking. 29
Associate's Degree Woodworking. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Air Transportation. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Design and Applied Arts. 19
Associate's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 26
Associate's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 1
Associate's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 7
Associate's Degree Music. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 23
Associate's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Medical Administrative Services. 2
Associate's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 369
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 8
Associate's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 5
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 67 $80,450 ($6,704)
Associate's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 58
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 6
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 182 $61,426 ($5,119)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 59
Associate's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 25
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Real Estate. 12
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Graphic Communications. 33
Associate's Degree Graphic Communications. 13
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer and Information Sciences, General. 14
Associate's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Programming. 25
Associate's Degree Computer Programming. 22
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Software and Media Applications. 1
Associate's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 16
Associate's Degree Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 15
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 3
Associate's Degree Education, General. 45
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Special Education and Teaching. 1
Associate's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 1
Associate's Degree Engineering, General. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 8
Associate's Degree Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 20
Associate's Degree Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 13
Associate's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 37
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Associate's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Associate's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 18
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma American Sign Language. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 49
Associate's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 38
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Apparel and Textiles. 11
Associate's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 12
Associate's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Legal Support Services. 1
Associate's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 23
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1183
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 254 $40,014 ($3,335)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Library and Archives Assisting. 16
Associate's Degree Library and Archives Assisting. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Biology, General. 7
Associate's Degree Biology, General. 32
Associate's Degree Mathematics. 65
Associate's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 312 $29,365 ($2,447)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $102,609
Full time faculty: 31%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 22.0

School's endowment start of year: $6,075,839 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $10,461,756 (2022)