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Higher Education

The educational system on the 78 Corridor boasts an increasingly impressive selection of institutions that are conducting valuable research, fostering a new generation of distinguished talent and contributing to San Diego’s overall regional competitiveness. The North County region offers a selection of differentiated educational systems. Any individual can find a quality educational environment that best suits their needs; whether it’s through a 4-year university like California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), or a smaller private campus or a community college such as Palomar College or MiraCosta College.

Higher Education

Industry highlights:

  • CSUSM ranked among the top colleges in the country for student employability upon graduation relative to the cost of education.
  • Palomar and MiraCosta are two community colleges in North County San Diego that offer comprehensive two-year degrees for students that are interested in a variety of educational tracks. Both offer a transfer-readiness program in addition to curriculum more focused on general education, technical skills or cultural enrichment.
  • The 78 Corridor is celebrated for its public, private and charter K-12 options for children. Many of these schools – including High Tech High – operate under unique learning models that are designed to maximize student potential through critical thinking, creativity and a more personalized education.