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Palomar College Demographics & Diversity

San Marcos, California

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Palomar College are predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 60% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Palomar College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Palomar College students
Race Percent of Students
White 40%
Black 3%
Hispanic 40%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 1%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 11% more male students than female students enrolled at Palomar College with a gender ratio of 53% men to 47% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Palomar College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Palomar College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 53%
Women 47%
Enrollment by gender for Palomar College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 12,603
Women 11,314

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Palomar College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Palomar College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 6%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$68,227 per year

36% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
23,917
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 34.2%
Part time Undergrads 64.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120971 IPEDS survey data for Palomar College.