2018 Student Success Scorecard

Palomar College

Palomar College, founded in 1946, is in San Marcos which is located in north San Diego County. In addition to a 200 acre main campus, it has four education sites, the largest of which is in Escondido. Other sites are located at Camp Pendleton, Fallbrook High School, and the Pauma Indian Reservation. At Palomar, students may choose from over 250 degree and certificate programs or build skills needed for success in college and life.

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Remedial / ESL
Transfer Level Achievement
Persistence
30 Units
Degree Transfer
Career Technical Education
Career Development/College Preparation
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2016-17 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2011-12.

Total Students
36,838

Gender Rate
Female 46.5%
Male 52.8%
Unknown 0.7%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 27.3%
20 to 24 years old 35.3%
25 to 39 years old 25.6%
40 or more years old 11.8%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 3.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.7%
Asian 5.0%
Filipino 2.4%
Hispanic 43.4%
Pacific Islander 0.5%
White 36.5%
Two or more Races 4.4%
Unknown 3.9%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 18,129.4
Credit Sections 7,316
Non-Credit Sections 218
Median Credit Section Size 24
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 50.8%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 37.5%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 667:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Students36,42636,87737,31536,04936,838
Gender
Female45.8%45.3%45.9%46.6%46.5%
Male53.5%54.1%53.5%52.7%52.8%
Unknown0.7%0.7%0.6%0.7%0.7%
Age
Less than 20 years old27.1%26.8%26.5%27.0%27.3%
20 to 24 years old34.1%34.7%35.5%35.6%35.3%
25 to 39 years old25.5%25.5%25.8%25.4%25.6%
40 or more years old13.2%12.9%12.2%12.0%11.8%
Unknown0.0%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American3.2%3.2%3.3%3.2%3.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.7%0.7%0.8%0.6%0.7%
Asian4.8%4.9%4.9%4.9%5.0%
Filipino2.7%2.6%2.7%2.5%2.4%
Hispanic37.9%39.2%40.5%42.5%43.4%
Pacific Islander0.6%0.6%0.5%0.5%0.5%
White42.6%41.2%39.7%38.0%36.5%
Two or more Races3.9%4.1%4.2%4.3%4.4%
Unknown3.6%3.4%3.5%3.6%3.9%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students18,530.818,802.419,322.916,602.818,129.4
Credit Sections6,9857,7167,9717,3647,316
Non-Credit Sections253241233220218
Median Credit Section Size2523222424
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty52.1%49.2%45.8%51.7%50.8%
Percentage of First-Generation Students****40.5%*35.4%37.5%
Student Counseling Ratio926:1836:1742:1752:1667:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2011-12 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2016-17 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

38.4% N=3,039
Gender Rate N
Female 41.2 1,477
Male 35.7 1,550
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 40.4 1,773
20-24 35.5 643
25-39 36.1 435
40 OR OVER 35.6 188
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 23.2 112
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 36.0 25
ASIAN 52.1 71
FILIPINO 39.2 74
HISPANIC 35.8 1,383
PACIFIC ISLANDER 25.0 20
WHITE 42.1 1,158

Remedial English

47.4%
N=2,267
Gender Rate N
Female 51.6 1,101
Male 43.8 1,154
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 50.6 1,482
20-24 39.6 437
25-39 43.4 244
40 OR OVER 44.2 104
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 34.2 76
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 46.2 13
ASIAN 56.8 81
FILIPINO 52.1 71
HISPANIC 45.7 1,119
PACIFIC ISLANDER 27.8 18
WHITE 50.4 762

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

30.5%
N=246
Gender Rate N
Female 29.6 142
Male 30.3 99
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 43.7 87
20-24 41.9 43
25-39 17.9 67
40 OR OVER 14.3 49
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 42.9 49
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 30.4 148
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 17.6 34

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Transfer Level Achievement

The percent of first-time students in 2015-16 who complete 6 units and attempt any Math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in Math or English in their first or second year.

Transfer Level Achievement Math

  1-Year 2-Year
  15.3% N=2,698 24.7% N=2,698
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 13.0 1,280 20.5 1,280
Male 17.4 1,416 28.5 1,416
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 16.2 2,253 25.9 2,253
20-24 10.1 308 19.5 308
25-39 12.7 118 17.8 118
40 OR OVER 15.8 19 15.8 19
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 9.1 77 16.9 77
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 11.8 17 11.8 17
ASIAN 48.5 68 60.3 68
FILIPINO 29.9 67 43.3 67
HISPANIC 10.5 1,372 19.1 1,372
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 0.0 *
WHITE 18.7 887 28.4 887

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  39.2% N=2,698 57.6% N=2,698
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 39.2 1,280 59.3 1,280
Male 39.3 1,416 56.2 1,416
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 40.7 2,253 59.8 2,253
20-24 32.1 308 45.8 308
25-39 31.4 118 50.8 118
40 OR OVER 26.3 19 31.6 19
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 36.4 77 59.7 77
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 41.2 17 47.1 17
ASIAN 41.2 68 61.8 68
FILIPINO 55.2 67 79.1 67
HISPANIC 33.7 1,372 53.1 1,372
PACIFIC ISLANDER 25.0 * 50.0 *
WHITE 45.7 887 62.1 887

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

76.1% N=1,079
Gender Rate N
Female 78.0 477
Male 74.8 599
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 77.1 975
20-24 61.5 65
25-39 74.1 27
40 OR OVER 81.8 11
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 83.3 18
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 74.3 70
FILIPINO 91.7 36
HISPANIC 74.8 314
PACIFIC ISLANDER 75.0 *
WHITE 75.6 540

Persistence Unprepared For College

71.7%
N=2,477
Gender Rate N
Female 73.3 1,210
Male 70.2 1,255
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.6 2,008
20-24 59.6 265
25-39 62.4 141
40 OR OVER 84.1 63
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 70.0 70
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 58.8 *
ASIAN 80.0 75
FILIPINO 85.5 69
HISPANIC 71.3 1,162
PACIFIC ISLANDER 54.5 *
WHITE 70.9 914

Persistence Overall

73.1%
N=3,556
Gender Rate N
Female 74.6 1,687
Male 71.7 1,854
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.8 2,983
20-24 60.0 330
25-39 64.3 168
40 OR OVER 83.8 74
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 72.7 88
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 52.6 19
ASIAN 77.2 145
FILIPINO 87.6 105
HISPANIC 72.0 1,476
PACIFIC ISLANDER 60.0 15
WHITE 72.6 1,454

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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30 Units

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

73.6% N=1,079
Gender Rate N
Female 76.3 477
Male 71.5 599
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.5 975
20-24 52.3 65
25-39 55.6 27
40 OR OVER 72.7 11
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 61.1 18
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 67.1 70
FILIPINO 80.6 36
HISPANIC 71.7 314
PACIFIC ISLANDER 75.0 *
WHITE 75.7 540

30 Units Unprepared For College

65.3%
N=2,477
Gender Rate N
Female 68.1 1,210
Male 62.7 1,255
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 67.9 2,008
20-24 50.9 265
25-39 56.0 141
40 OR OVER 61.9 63
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 55.7 70
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 52.9 *
ASIAN 80.0 75
FILIPINO 75.4 69
HISPANIC 65.6 1,162
PACIFIC ISLANDER 36.4 *
WHITE 64.3 914

30 Units Overall

67.8%
N=3,556
Gender Rate N
Female 70.4 1,687
Male 65.5 1,854
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.4 2,983
20-24 51.2 330
25-39 56.0 168
40 OR OVER 63.5 74
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 56.8 88
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 52.6 19
ASIAN 73.8 145
FILIPINO 77.1 105
HISPANIC 66.9 1,476
PACIFIC ISLANDER 46.7 15
WHITE 68.6 1,454

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Degree Transfer - Completion

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

68.7% N=1,079
Gender Rate N
Female 74.4 477
Male 64.1 599
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 69.8 975
20-24 58.5 65
25-39 51.9 27
40 OR OVER 63.6 11
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 77.8 18
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 87.1 70
FILIPINO 69.4 36
HISPANIC 63.4 314
PACIFIC ISLANDER 75.0 *
WHITE 69.6 540

Persistence Unprepared For College

40.4%
N=2,477
Gender Rate N
Female 43.2 1,210
Male 37.9 1,255
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 41.4 2,008
20-24 36.2 265
25-39 36.2 141
40 OR OVER 34.9 63
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 35.7 70
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 35.3 *
ASIAN 54.7 75
FILIPINO 42.0 69
HISPANIC 37.2 1,162
PACIFIC ISLANDER 27.3 *
WHITE 43.1 914

Persistence Overall

49.0%
N=3,556
Gender Rate N
Female 52.0 1,687
Male 46.4 1,854
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 50.7 2,983
20-24 40.6 330
25-39 38.7 168
40 OR OVER 39.2 74
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 44.3 88
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 31.6 19
ASIAN 70.3 145
FILIPINO 51.4 105
HISPANIC 42.8 1,476
PACIFIC ISLANDER 40.0 15
WHITE 53.0 1,454

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Technical Education

Percentage of students completing more than eight units in courses classified as career technical education (or apprenticeship ) in a single discipline for the first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

52.2% N=2,087
Gender Rate N
Female 52.8 742
Male 51.8 1,336
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 63.4 659
20-24 56.3 588
25-39 45.7 580
40 OR OVER 29.5 258
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 61.5 65
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 60.0 15
ASIAN 61.5 96
FILIPINO 51.9 54
HISPANIC 49.8 677
PACIFIC ISLANDER 42.9 *
WHITE 52.3 1,012

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)

Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2016-17, who started first time in 2011-12 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit) Overall

0.0% N=93
Gender Rate N
Female 0.0 59
Male 0.0 30
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 N/A N/A
20-24 0.0 *
25-39 0.0 45
40 OR OVER 0.0 41
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A N/A
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 0.0 *
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 0.0 85
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 0.0 *

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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SkillsBuilder

The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2014-2015 and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year college or completion of a degree or certificate.

Career Builder - Mediam Earnings Change

+27.0% N=1,372
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Accounting 45.2% 138
Water and Wastewater Technology 14.2% 114
Emergency Medical Services 88.3% 99
Child Development/Early Care and Education 31.8% 94
Construction Crafts Technology 32.2% 90
Administration of Justice 81.3% 72
Carpentry 33.3% 68
Real Estate 14.8% 63
Electrical 14.3% 56
Mill and Cabinet Work 15.1% 53

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 28.6% 494
Male 26.4% 873
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 158.9% 98
20-24 57.8% 413
25-39 19.8% 575
40 OR OVER 10.3% 286
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 26.1% 28
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 30.1% 11
ASIAN 21.8% 51
FILIPINO 30.2% 25
HISPANIC 34.6% 478
PACIFIC ISLANDER 49.2% 13
WHITE 22.3% 672

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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