Palomar College: Review & Facts

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Palomar College is a very large two-year, public school with 23,485 students enrolled. This school was established in 1946 and is one of the 3 schools and colleges located in San Marcos, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
106
Good
At Palomar College you can get your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

Palomar College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 106 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Social Work, Biology, Medical Assistant, and Medical. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools.


Student Retention
72%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Palomar College is fair at 72% (close to California average). Considering this statistic, apparently students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
26 : 1
High
The graduation rate at Palomar College is low: 37%. Nearly 15% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Palomar College is a bit disappointing -- 26:1. Read more information regarding instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$7,200
Low
Average tuition price is low, about $7,100 a year. The additional fees at Palomar College (not included in tuition costs) are about $100, which comes to $7,200 annually.

Read the details about Palomar College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Palomar College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (760) 744-1150 or check Palomar College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
C
Unsafe
Palomar College provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Palomar College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses.

ROTC
Available
No
At present there is no on-campus housing at Palomar College.

Based on the college crime data, Palomar College appears to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Palomar College Location and Maps



Post Address: Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487, USA
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