Palomar Institute Of Cosmetology

Overview of Palomar Institute Of Cosmetology

San Marcos, CA is home to Palomar Institute of Cosmetology. San Marcos is a small city. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Degrees at Palomar Institute of Cosmetology go up to the Certificate.

Areas of Study

Students commonly pursue studies in beauty and cosmetology.

Palomar Institute of Cosmetology Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants.

Student Body

The school has 158 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008). A very high share of students at Palomar Institute of Cosmetology are female.

More complete details are provided below.

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

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Palomar Institute of Cosmetology Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Beauty and Cosmetology168cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor

Number of programs and degrees for Palomar Institute of Cosmetology in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years761
Award of less than 1 academic year923

Palomar Institute of Cosmetology Student Body

In 2007-2008, Palomar Institute of Cosmetology had a total enrollment of 158 students (211 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 1%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 30%
20-21 12%
22-24 14%
25-29 18%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Palomar Institute of Cosmetology Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 83%

Palomar Institute of Cosmetology Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Marcos, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Palomar Institute of Cosmetology Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Palomar Institute of Cosmetology Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Palomar Institute of Cosmetology participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2537200)

Palomar Institute of Cosmetology Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

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What Sets Palomar Institute of Cosmetology Apart:

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