Palomar College

Palomar College offers over 250 degree and certificate programs; there is something for just about everyone. Whatever your academic goals– transferring to a four-year college or university, earning an associate’s degree, learning a new skill, or training for a new career – we have classes and programs that meet your needs and interests.

Master's Programmes



Palomar College has a history rich in tradition and educational achievements. On January 15, 1946, registered voters in the Vista Unified School District, the Fallbrook Union School District, and the Escondido Union High School District voted 714 to 417 in favor of establishing a “junior college” in the North San Diego County area. 


Palomar College is dedicated to empowering students to succeed and cultivating an appreciation of learning. Through ongoing planning and self-evaluation we strive for continual improvement in our endeavors.


  • Entity having primary responsibility for instigating and ensuring that career development takes place.
  • Promote conditions and create environments that facilitate development of individual career plans by the employees


  • The responsibilities are to develop and communicate career options within the organization to the employee 
  • It should carefully advise an employee concerning possible career paths to achieve that employee’s career goals 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

The Division of Enrollment Services is committed to excellence. We provide support services that enable prospective and current students to successfully navigate college and meet their learning goals. The division is made up of professionals who serve in the following areas: Admissions, Evaluations, Financial Aid, International Education, Records, Scholarships, and Veterans. We value empowerment, collaboration, and innovation. We complete our work accurately and maintain compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. We work as a team and in partnership with all other areas of the college from a student’s first point of contact through completion. We care about our students and their success.

Medical services

Palomar students have healthcare through Health Services on campus. Many students may not realize that upon enrollment at Palomar College a fee was paid for health insurance. That fee, per semester, is only $19. This is a state-mandated fee for all students, full and part-time, plus it comes with many benefits.

Student Life

Campus life

The Palomar campus is located in San Marcos, California, approximately 30 miles north of San Diego.

Sports facilities

Palomar College maintains twenty-one (21) men’s and women’s varsity-sport teams including baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, track and field, men’s and women’s water polo, men’s and women’s volleyball and wrestling in our Athletics program.These year-round activities take a heavy toll on our athletic fields.  The Facilities Department Grounds Services crew supports these activities by providing a vigorous turf that can stand up to these heavy demands.  

Student clubs

New Student Orientation is an excellent way for new students to meet other students, become familiar with the campus and student services, as well as begin your education plan early by meeting with a counselor in a group session.


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Student Reviews

Sky-rocketing my art: from Earth to distant galaxies
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It has been a great experience. I met many artists and professionals. I am studying many new topics and techniques. For this reason, I am improving every day in my art, thanks to the school. However, the financial expenses are high and its scholarship system is severely insufficient, especially considering the state (California) and my status (international student).

San Marcos, California, United States


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