2017 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.

College Profile
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 2015-16 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2010-11.

Total Students
36,049

Gender Rate
Female 46.6%
Male 52.7%
Unknown 0.7%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 27.0%
20 to 24 years old 35.6%
25 to 39 years old 25.4%
40 or more years old 12.0%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 3.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.6%
Asian 4.9%
Filipino 2.5%
Hispanic 42.5%
Pacific Islander 0.5%
White 38.0%
Two or more Races 4.3%
Unknown 3.6%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 16,602.8
Credit Sections 7,364
Non-Credit Sections 220
Median Credit Section Size 24
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 51.7%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 35.4%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 752:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Students**36,42636,87737,31536,049
Gender
Female**45.8%45.3%45.9%46.6%
Male**53.5%54.1%53.5%52.7%
Unknown**0.7%0.7%0.6%0.7%
Age
Less than 20 years old**27.1%26.8%26.5%27.0%
20 to 24 years old**34.1%34.7%35.5%35.6%
25 to 39 years old**25.5%25.5%25.8%25.4%
40 or more years old**13.2%12.9%12.2%12.0%
Unknown**0.0%0.1%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American**3.2%3.2%3.3%3.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native**0.7%0.7%0.8%0.6%
Asian**4.8%4.9%4.9%4.9%
Filipino**2.7%2.6%2.7%2.5%
Hispanic**37.9%39.2%40.5%42.5%
Pacific Islander**0.6%0.6%0.5%0.5%
White**42.6%41.2%39.7%38.0%
Two or more Races**3.9%4.1%4.2%4.3%
Unknown**3.6%3.4%3.5%3.6%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students**18,530.818,802.419,322.916,602.8
Credit Sections**6,9857,7167,9717,364
Non-Credit Sections**253241233220
Median Credit Section Size**25232224
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty**52.1%49.2%45.8%51.7%
Percentage of First-Generation Students******40.5%*35.4%
Student Counseling Ratio**926:1836:1742:1752:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2010-11 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2015-16 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

36.3% N=3,148
Gender Rate N
Female 39.4 1,519
Male 33.3 1,620
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 38.4 1,864
20-24 30.4 671
25-39 36.3 435
40 OR OVER 36.2 177
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 20.2 119
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 30.0 30
ASIAN 52.5 59
FILIPINO 36.6 71
HISPANIC 33.1 1,293
PACIFIC ISLANDER 31.8 22
WHITE 39.8 1,356

Remedial English

45.1%
N=2,296
Gender Rate N
Female 48.7 1,079
Male 41.7 1,210
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 49.7 1,508
20-24 36.3 433
25-39 37.0 243
40 OR OVER 34.8 112
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 37.5 88
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 40.7 27
ASIAN 55.3 76
FILIPINO 56.3 64
HISPANIC 41.2 1,037
PACIFIC ISLANDER 40.0 15
WHITE 48.2 865

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

22.8%
N=346
Gender Rate N
Female 23.2 224
Male 21.4 117
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 38.9 95
20-24 43.4 53
25-39 14.4 104
40 OR OVER 4.3 94
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 50.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 36.2 58
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 19.7 234
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 14.3 35

*: 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 2014-15 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
  15.7% N=2,753 25.0% N=2,753
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 12.5 1,321 21.5 1,321
Male 18.6 1,428 28.2 1,428
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 17.7 2,302 26.8 2,302
20-24 6.6 290 14.8 290
25-39 3.9 127 17.3 127
40 OR OVER 0.0 34 14.7 34
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 9.5 74 13.5 74
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 17 5.9 17
ASIAN 39.5 124 53.2 124
FILIPINO 22.8 79 38.0 79
HISPANIC 10.8 1,382 18.7 1,382
PACIFIC ISLANDER 25.0 16 31.3 16
WHITE 19.3 860 30.2 860

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  38.8% N=2,753 56.2% N=2,753
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 40.1 1,321 58.2 1,321
Male 37.6 1,428 54.4 1,428
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 40.4 2,302 58.3 2,302
20-24 29.7 290 45.2 290
25-39 33.9 127 45.7 127
40 OR OVER 29.4 34 47.1 34
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 27.0 74 44.6 74
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 35.3 17 41.2 17
ASIAN 40.3 124 63.7 124
FILIPINO 41.8 79 64.6 79
HISPANIC 31.2 1,382 50.1 1,382
PACIFIC ISLANDER 56.3 16 56.3 16
WHITE 49.3 860 64.4 860

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

71.4% N=1,143
Gender Rate N
Female 71.2 527
Male 71.5 615
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.0 1,039
20-24 49.2 61
25-39 64.5 31
40 OR OVER 66.7 12
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 27
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 66.2 71
FILIPINO 82.9 41
HISPANIC 68.7 307
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 72.0 592

Persistence Unprepared For College

67.6%
N=2,696
Gender Rate N
Female 68.4 1,283
Male 67.1 1,406
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 68.8 2,199
20-24 56.7 268
25-39 66.2 151
40 OR OVER 74.4 78
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 70.1 67
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 52.9 *
ASIAN 72.6 84
FILIPINO 72.3 65
HISPANIC 64.2 1,152
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 69.9 1,114

Persistence Overall

68.7%
N=3,839
Gender Rate N
Female 69.2 1,810
Male 68.5 2,021
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.1 3,238
20-24 55.3 329
25-39 65.9 182
40 OR OVER 73.3 90
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 69.1 94
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 57.1 21
ASIAN 69.7 155
FILIPINO 76.4 106
HISPANIC 65.2 1,459
PACIFIC ISLANDER 75.0 20
WHITE 70.6 1,706

*: 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 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

73.6% N=1,143
Gender Rate N
Female 76.3 527
Male 71.2 615
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.1 1,039
20-24 54.1 61
25-39 71.0 31
40 OR OVER 50.0 12
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 55.6 27
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 76.1 71
FILIPINO 78.0 41
HISPANIC 72.0 307
PACIFIC ISLANDER 80.0 *
WHITE 75.2 592

30 Units Unprepared For College

65.8%
N=2,696
Gender Rate N
Female 66.9 1,283
Male 64.7 1,406
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 67.7 2,199
20-24 53.4 268
25-39 57.0 151
40 OR OVER 70.5 78
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 62.7 67
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 35.3 *
ASIAN 71.4 84
FILIPINO 67.7 65
HISPANIC 63.4 1,152
PACIFIC ISLANDER 73.3 *
WHITE 68.0 1,114

30 Units Overall

68.1%
N=3,839
Gender Rate N
Female 69.6 1,810
Male 66.7 2,021
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.1 3,238
20-24 53.5 329
25-39 59.3 182
40 OR OVER 67.8 90
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 60.6 94
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 42.9 21
ASIAN 73.5 155
FILIPINO 71.7 106
HISPANIC 65.2 1,459
PACIFIC ISLANDER 75.0 20
WHITE 70.5 1,706

*: 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 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

69.5% N=1,143
Gender Rate N
Female 74.4 527
Male 65.2 615
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.2 1,039
20-24 55.7 61
25-39 58.1 31
40 OR OVER 16.7 12
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 55.6 27
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 78.9 71
FILIPINO 75.6 41
HISPANIC 67.1 307
PACIFIC ISLANDER 60.0 *
WHITE 70.6 592

Persistence Unprepared For College

41.3%
N=2,696
Gender Rate N
Female 43.8 1,283
Male 39.0 1,406
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 42.6 2,199
20-24 35.4 268
25-39 34.4 151
40 OR OVER 38.5 78
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 41.8 67
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 35.3 *
ASIAN 56.0 84
FILIPINO 52.3 65
HISPANIC 37.4 1,152
PACIFIC ISLANDER 46.7 *
WHITE 44.5 1,114

Persistence Overall

49.7%
N=3,839
Gender Rate N
Female 52.7 1,810
Male 47.0 2,021
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 51.8 3,238
20-24 39.2 329
25-39 38.5 182
40 OR OVER 35.6 90
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 45.7 94
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 38.1 21
ASIAN 66.5 155
FILIPINO 61.3 106
HISPANIC 43.7 1,459
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 20
WHITE 53.6 1,706

*: 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 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

50.7% N=2,270
Gender Rate N
Female 52.5 888
Male 49.6 1,366
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 61.0 780
20-24 55.3 555
25-39 45.0 587
40 OR OVER 29.4 343
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 36.1 72
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 42.1 19
ASIAN 45.2 84
FILIPINO 50.0 54
HISPANIC 50.1 659
PACIFIC ISLANDER 57.1 14
WHITE 52.3 1,222

*: 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 2015-16, who started first time in 2010-11 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

0.8% N=124
Gender Rate N
Female 1.3 79
Male 0.0 45
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 20.0 *
20-24 0.0 *
25-39 0.0 50
40 OR OVER 0.0 63
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A N/A
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN N/A N/A
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 0.8 118
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 2013-2014 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

+20.2% N=1,324
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Accounting 19.1% 121
Emergency Medical Services 29.4% 106
Child Development/Early Care and Education 21.4% 106
Construction Crafts Technology 31.9% 93
Carpentry 36.2% 89
Drywall and Insulation 26.0% 79
Water and Wastewater Technology 11.2% 78
Mill and Cabinet Work 2.5% 65
Administration of Justice 101.6% 54
Business Administration 44.6% 51

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 16.6% 475
Male 22.1% 839
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 149.1% 87
20-24 43.3% 370
25-39 16.5% 541
40 OR OVER 6.7% 326
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 12.7% 44
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE -27.7% *
ASIAN 6.5% 43
FILIPINO 35.6% 21
HISPANIC 24.4% 423
PACIFIC ISLANDER 9.1% 11
WHITE 17.8% 664

*: 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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