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San Marcos Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

San Marcos Colleges and Schools

Colleges in San Marcos, California

There are at least 4 colleges in San Marcos, listed and described below. These schools represent 36,539 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 24,102 full-time students, and a reported 625 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Palomar College and California State University-San Marcos.

We also provide an extensive list of California Colleges.

Featured Colleges in the San Marcos Area (QuickSchools™)

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Accounting Academy


San Diego, CA

The Accounting Academy was founded in 2005 and has been continuously approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private-Pstsecondary Education. 

 

  • Program Categories: Business, Computers and Technology
  • Degrees: Certificate

California College San Diego


San Marcos, CA

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

  • Program Categories: Business
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate

Universal Technical Institute


Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Long Beach, CA

At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won’t just train for a career. 

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma, Certificate

Argosy University


San Diego, CA

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Program Categories: Business, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America


San Bernardino, CA; Modesto, CA

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) is committed to be a leading educational institution offering effective training while maintaining a high standard of quality and integrity.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology


San Diego, CA; Irvine, CA

Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.

  • Program Categories: Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate

Coleman University


San Diego, CA

50 Years of Excellence In Education

  • Program Categories: Business, Computers and Technology, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety
  • Degrees: Associate, Master, Bachelor
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Colleges in San Marcos with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

California State University-San Marcos
333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, liberal arts and sciences, communication studies, education, family studies, psychology, sociology, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 9,159 students, 7,537 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 625 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 430-530. Math: 440-540.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Palomar Institute of Cosmetology
355 Via Vera Cruz Ste 3
San Marcos, CA 92078

  • Programs: aesthetician and skin care, cosmetology, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 158 students, 211 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

San Marcos Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Palomar College
1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA 92069-1487

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, biological and physical sciences, electrician, fire-fighting, accounting, carpentry
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 27,222 students, 16,354 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Carlsbad Colleges 2 78,247 3,498  
Escondido Colleges 1 133,559 147  
Oceanside Colleges 2 161,029 10,779  
Poway Colleges 2 48,044 275  
Temecula Colleges 3 57,716 606 80

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