Palomar Takes Second Place in the ‘College or University’ Category

SAN MARCOS (August 28, 2015) – Palomar College was singled out as the only community college placing in the top five out of the region’s colleges and universities in the 2015  San Diego’s Best Union-Tribune Reader’s Poll.

The poll results, announced August 23, showed Palomar as placing second, sharing the “best” designation with four-year universities. The other four named were San Diego State (#1); University of California, San Diego (#3); University of San Diego (#4); and National University (#5).

“We’re glad to know that Union-Tribune readers are tuned in to the great things Palomar has to offer,” said Adrian Gonzales, Interim Superintendent-President. “In addition to our extensive programs, Palomar is known for being all about the people. Students are our highest priority  – we have top-notch professors and staff members that really care about doing their best to help each student succeed.”

Other finalists in the College or University category were: California State University, San Marcos; Grossmont College; MiraCosta Community College; Point Loma Nazarene University; and San Diego Christian College.

According to the Union-Tribune website, the newspaper’s readers were asked to share their “best” picks in more than 150 categories “from Best Brunch to Best Beach, from Best Movie Theatre to Best Museum, from Best Camera Store to Best Car wash, and nearly everything in between.” The nominations began in April with voting from late May through the end of June.

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