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About College of the Desert

College of the Desert is a Public, 2-4 years college located in Palm Desert, California.
It has a total enrollment of 10,932 (all undergraduate) and student to faculty ratio is 30 to 1. It is a Associate's - Public Rural-serving Small school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Associate's degree.
College of the Desert is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
Address43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
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School TypePublic, 2-4 years
Carnegie CategoryAssociate's - Public Rural-serving Small
Highest Degree OfferedAssociate's degree

Admission Information

College of the Desert has an open admission policy (any students can attend with high school diploma or a certificate of attendance or General Educational Development (GED) certificate). Contact the school to get more information.
Open Admission Policy

Tuition & Fees

The tuition & fees at College of the Desert, for academic year 2019-2020 is $1,383 for California residents and $8,943 for out-of-students.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$1,383$8,943

Student Population

At College of the Desert, total 10,932 are attending classes. Among them, 10,522 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students10,932
Undergraduate Students10,932
Online Enrollment10,522

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs99 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate

On-campus Services

Remedial services
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On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
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