SAN MARCOS (August 26, 2016) – Palomar College ranked at the top of all community colleges in San Diego County in the San Diego’s Best of 2016 Union-Tribune Readers Poll published Aug. 21. In the College or University category, Palomar ranked second place and was the only community college in the top five.

“We are so proud of this ranking,” said Palomar College Superintendent/President Dr. Joi Lin Blake. “It is a reflection of the quality of people and programs we have at Palomar College. I am excited to be here at this time, when so many great things are happening at this college.”

This is the fourth year in a row that Palomar College has placed among the top five in the U-T Readers Poll College or University category, and the third time in the second place ranking. For a link to the poll results, go to



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