2019 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
SkillsBuilder
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2017-18 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2012-13.

Total Students
36,426

Gender Rate
Female 47.1%
Male 52.3%
Unknown 0.6%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 28.1%
20 to 24 years old 35.0%
25 to 39 years old 25.2%
40 or more years old 11.6%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 3.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.6%
Asian 5.0%
Filipino 2.4%
Hispanic 44.7%
Pacific Islander 0.5%
White 36.0%
Two or more Races 4.5%
Unknown 3.0%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 19,148.9
Credit Sections 7,144
Non-Credit Sections 209
Median Credit Section Size 24
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 52.7%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 36.0%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 733:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Students36,87737,31536,04936,83836,426
Gender
Female45.3%45.9%46.6%46.5%47.1%
Male54.1%53.5%52.7%52.8%52.3%
Unknown0.7%0.6%0.7%0.7%0.6%
Age
Less than 20 years old26.8%26.5%27.0%27.3%28.1%
20 to 24 years old34.7%35.5%35.6%35.3%35.0%
25 to 39 years old25.5%25.8%25.4%25.6%25.2%
40 or more years old12.9%12.2%12.0%11.8%11.6%
Unknown0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American3.2%3.3%3.2%3.2%3.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.7%0.8%0.6%0.7%0.6%
Asian4.9%4.9%4.9%5.0%5.0%
Filipino2.6%2.7%2.5%2.4%2.4%
Hispanic39.2%40.5%42.5%43.4%44.7%
Pacific Islander0.6%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.5%
White41.2%39.7%38.0%36.5%36.0%
Two or more Races4.1%4.2%4.3%4.4%4.5%
Unknown3.4%3.5%3.6%3.9%3.0%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students18,802.419,322.916,602.818,129.419,148.9
Credit Sections7,7167,9717,3647,3167,144
Non-Credit Sections241233220218209
Median Credit Section Size2322242424
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty49.2%45.8%51.7%50.8%52.7%
Percentage of First-Generation Students**40.5%*35.4%37.5%36.0%
Student Counseling Ratio836:1742:1752:1667:1733:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2012-13 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2017-18 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

36.9% N=2,938
Gender Rate N
Female 38.4 1,402
Male 35.8 1,524
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 38.2 1,723
20-24 34.6 680
25-39 38.3 381
40 OR OVER 29.6 152
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 21.4 103
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 40.0 25
ASIAN 42.2 64
FILIPINO 40.3 67
HISPANIC 34.6 1,373
PACIFIC ISLANDER 16.7 12
WHITE 40.9 1,067

Remedial English

49.6%
N=2,075
Gender Rate N
Female 52.4 961
Male 46.9 1,103
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 53.3 1,344
20-24 41.8 457
25-39 46.0 202
40 OR OVER 40.3 72
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 40.0 65
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 57.1 14
ASIAN 64.6 65
FILIPINO 63.1 65
HISPANIC 48.1 1,078
PACIFIC ISLANDER 75.0 *
WHITE 50.0 648

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

26.2%
N=221
Gender Rate N
Female 27.2 136
Male 24.7 85
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 41.0 78
20-24 20.5 39
25-39 24.1 58
40 OR OVER 8.7 46
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 34.4 32
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 25.2 147
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 30.0 30

*: 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 2016-17 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
  14.7% N=2,526 22.4% N=2,526
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 11.6 1,177 18.2 1,177
Male 17.5 1,346 26.2 1,346
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 16.1 2,121 23.9 2,121
20-24 8.5 281 13.9 281
25-39 5.6 107 15.9 107
40 OR OVER 5.9 17 17.6 17
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 7.7 65 12.3 65
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 42.5 80 56.3 80
FILIPINO 29.1 55 38.2 55
HISPANIC 8.8 1,268 15.4 1,268
PACIFIC ISLANDER 7.1 14 7.1 14
WHITE 20.0 842 28.3 842

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  42.1% N=2,526 57.5% N=2,526
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 46.0 1,177 61.4 1,177
Male 38.6 1,346 54.1 1,346
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 44.2 2,121 59.2 2,121
20-24 28.8 281 46.3 281
25-39 39.3 107 57.9 107
40 OR OVER 17.6 17 29.4 17
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.8 65 38.5 65
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 * 44.4 *
ASIAN 38.8 80 52.5 80
FILIPINO 54.5 55 76.4 55
HISPANIC 36.1 1,268 52.6 1,268
PACIFIC ISLANDER 35.7 14 64.3 14
WHITE 51.2 842 65.0 842

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

75.9% N=1,108
Gender Rate N
Female 76.8 474
Male 75.2 633
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 77.6 1,005
20-24 57.6 66
25-39 61.9 21
40 OR OVER 66.7 15
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 69.6 23
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 *
ASIAN 73.4 64
FILIPINO 90.0 40
HISPANIC 75.1 321
PACIFIC ISLANDER 57.1 *
WHITE 76.5 549

Persistence Unprepared For College

71.1%
N=2,426
Gender Rate N
Female 72.1 1,141
Male 70.3 1,276
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.9 1,982
20-24 61.4 272
25-39 64.0 111
40 OR OVER 72.1 61
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 68.5 73
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 64.3 *
ASIAN 78.6 70
FILIPINO 78.3 69
HISPANIC 71.4 1,193
PACIFIC ISLANDER 81.8 *
WHITE 70.1 809

Persistence Overall

72.6%
N=3,534
Gender Rate N
Female 73.5 1,615
Male 71.9 1,909
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.5 2,987
20-24 60.7 338
25-39 63.6 132
40 OR OVER 71.1 76
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 68.8 96
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 58.8 17
ASIAN 76.1 134
FILIPINO 82.6 109
HISPANIC 72.2 1,514
PACIFIC ISLANDER 72.2 18
WHITE 72.7 1,358

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

74.2% N=1,108
Gender Rate N
Female 76.8 474
Male 72.4 633
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 76.3 1,005
20-24 51.5 66
25-39 61.9 21
40 OR OVER 46.7 15
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 65.2 23
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 76.6 64
FILIPINO 82.5 40
HISPANIC 70.7 321
PACIFIC ISLANDER 71.4 *
WHITE 75.6 549

30 Units Unprepared For College

64.7%
N=2,426
Gender Rate N
Female 68.3 1,141
Male 61.6 1,276
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 67.0 1,982
20-24 57.7 272
25-39 48.6 111
40 OR OVER 50.8 61
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 53.4 73
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 71.4 *
ASIAN 80.0 70
FILIPINO 63.8 69
HISPANIC 63.2 1,193
PACIFIC ISLANDER 63.6 *
WHITE 67.4 809

30 Units Overall

67.7%
N=3,534
Gender Rate N
Female 70.8 1,615
Male 65.2 1,909
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.1 2,987
20-24 56.5 338
25-39 50.8 132
40 OR OVER 50.0 76
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 56.3 96
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 58.8 17
ASIAN 78.4 134
FILIPINO 70.6 109
HISPANIC 64.8 1,514
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 18
WHITE 70.7 1,358

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

67.0% N=1,108
Gender Rate N
Female 71.5 474
Male 63.7 633
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 68.1 1,005
20-24 63.6 66
25-39 52.4 21
40 OR OVER 26.7 15
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 73.9 23
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 79.7 64
FILIPINO 77.5 40
HISPANIC 61.1 321
PACIFIC ISLANDER 57.1 *
WHITE 68.7 549

Persistence Unprepared For College

38.7%
N=2,426
Gender Rate N
Female 41.8 1,141
Male 36.1 1,276
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 39.7 1,982
20-24 32.7 272
25-39 40.5 111
40 OR OVER 31.1 61
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.1 73
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 52.9 70
FILIPINO 47.8 69
HISPANIC 34.4 1,193
PACIFIC ISLANDER 36.4 *
WHITE 45.0 809

Persistence Overall

47.6%
N=3,534
Gender Rate N
Female 50.5 1,615
Male 45.2 1,909
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 49.2 2,987
20-24 38.8 338
25-39 42.4 132
40 OR OVER 30.3 76
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 40.6 96
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 41.2 17
ASIAN 65.7 134
FILIPINO 58.7 109
HISPANIC 40.0 1,514
PACIFIC ISLANDER 44.4 18
WHITE 54.6 1,358

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

50.7% N=2,150
Gender Rate N
Female 56.1 745
Male 47.9 1,395
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 62.7 694
20-24 53.9 597
25-39 41.0 607
40 OR OVER 32.9 252
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 47.2 53
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 47.1 17
ASIAN 57.3 75
FILIPINO 58.7 46
HISPANIC 50.9 725
PACIFIC ISLANDER 28.6 14
WHITE 49.8 1,073

*: 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 2017-18, who started first time in 2012-13 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

N/A N=Less Than 10
Gender Rate N
Female N/A *
Male N/A *
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 N/A *
20-24 N/A *
25-39 N/A *
40 OR OVER N/A *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN N/A *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC N/A *
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE N/A *

*: 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 2015-2016 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

+29.5% N=1,323
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Accounting 24.4% 131
Emergency Medical Services 68.0% 110
Water and Wastewater Technology 11.5% 101
Carpentry 40.4% 88
Child Development/Early Care and Education 40.0% 85
Administration of Justice 53.5% 75
Drywall and Insulation 7.0% 66
Nutrition, Foods, and Culinary Arts 32.2% 64
Real Estate 27.0% 50
Construction Crafts Technology 43.0% 49

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 25.8% 487
Male 31.1% 832
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 120.8% 128
20-24 47.6% 439
25-39 25.1% 515
40 OR OVER 8.0% 241
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 10.2% 30
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 15.2% *
ASIAN 37.3% 39
FILIPINO 50.1% 31
HISPANIC 33.5% 505
PACIFIC ISLANDER 24.0% 10
WHITE 26.0% 618

*: 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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