Colleges Near San Marcos

Colleges and universities near me in the San Marcos, California area

There are 2 colleges in San Marcos and 35 colleges within 50 miles enrolling a total of 292,628 students.

Located in California with a population of 83,781, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from San Marcos. Driving time to these schools from San Marcos should be less than 1 hours. The top rated college in the area is University of California San Diego in La Jolla. The largest college in the area is University of California San Diego enrolling 39,576 students.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near San Marcos.


35 results

Palomar College
P
San Marcos, CA
Palomar College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 21,141enrollment
  • $7,530net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

1 miles from San Marcos

California State University San Marcos
C
San Marcos, CA
California State University San Marcos

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 16,367enrollment
  • $12,933net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 950-1130SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

1 miles from San Marcos

Golf Academy of America Carlsbad
G
Carlsbad, CA
 
Golf Academy of America Carlsbad

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 118enrollment
  • $27,481net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

7 miles from San Marcos

MiraCosta College
M
Oceanside, CA
MiraCosta College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 12,645enrollment
  • $5,995net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

9 miles from San Marcos

National University
N
La Jolla, CA
 
National University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 18,070enrollment
  • $21,363net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

16 miles from San Marcos

San Diego Miramar College
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego Miramar College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 13,408enrollment
  • $6,965net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

16 miles from San Marcos

John Paul the Great Catholic University
J
San Diego, CA
John Paul the Great Catholic University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 274enrollment
  • $33,730net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1006-1173SAT range
  • 18-27ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

17 miles from San Marcos

University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA
University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 39,576enrollment
  • $15,222net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 4.09Avg Weighted GPA

18 miles from San Marcos

Coleman University
C
San Diego, CA
 
Coleman University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 259enrollment
  • $25,309net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

22 miles from San Marcos

San Diego Mesa College
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego Mesa College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 20,693enrollment
  • $7,617net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

23 miles from San Marcos

University of Phoenix San Diego Campus
P
San Diego, California
 
University of Phoenix San Diego Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,842enrollment
  • $19,094net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

22 miles from San Marcos

International Professional School of Bodywork
I
San Diego, CA
 
International Professional School of Bodywork

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 144enrollment
  • $21,498net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

22 miles from San Marcos

Horizon College San Diego
H
San Diego, CA
 
Horizon College San Diego

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 42enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

22 miles from San Marcos

California College San Diego
C
San Diego, California
 
California College San Diego

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 200enrollment
  • $22,848net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

25 miles from San Marcos

Fashion Careers College
F
San Diego, California
 
Fashion Careers College

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 101enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

24 miles from San Marcos

Grossmont College
G
El Cajon, CA
Grossmont College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 15,426enrollment
  • $5,824net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

24 miles from San Marcos

Platt College San Diego
P
San Diego, CA
 
Platt College San Diego

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 96enrollment
  • $25,588net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

26 miles from San Marcos

San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in California

  • 36,334enrollment
  • $13,192net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.81Avg Weighted GPA

25 miles from San Marcos

FAQ's

The closest community college is Palomar College and is 1.3 miles from San Marcos. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Palomar College are $1,344 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Palomar College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.