Palomar College is a community college that is located in San Marcos, California. This is a two-year school that was established in 1946. It is a very large school that serves over 26,000 students. The school is actually made up of one main campus, three centers, and four different education sites. There are several educational facilities located throughout north San Diego County. With such a large student population, this college is capable of catering to the needs of just about any student. The educational opportunities at this school are vast and there are many different degree programs to choose from. This diverse college always does its utmost to provide a safe and engaging learning environment for all types of students.
The Nursing Education Department at Palomar College is a very important part of the school. This program allows students to pursue an associate degree in nursing. It is a program that will provide students with clinical learning experiences, as well as theoretical ones. All the curriculum that is in place holds up to the stringent standards of the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) organization. The philosophy of this nursing program is to acknowledge that nursing and medical care, in general, is an ever-evolving thing. Nursing students are trained to be able to think critically and to adapt to situations as skillfully as possible.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students23,848|
|Student to Faculty Ratio26:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges|
01/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
12/10/1971 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$46/credit|
|In State Students||$46/credit|
|Out of State Students||$257/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 63% of Palomar College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||12%||$501|
|State Grant & Scholarships||60%||$1,821|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||--||$690|
|Federal Student Loans||1%||$2,839|
$4,812Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$2,374|
|$30,001 to $48,000$3,004|
|$48,001 to $75,000$5,774|
|$75,001 to $110,000$7,554|
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- California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses
- FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships
- Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
- Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.