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.

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Colleges in San Marcos with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

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).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

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

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