About College of the Desert

College of the Desert is a Public, 2-4 years college located in Palm Desert, California. College of the Desert ranked 278th in Community Colleges.
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.
Contact Information
Address43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone760-346-8041
WEBwww.collegeofthedesert.edu
Admission Information
Admissionwww.collegeofthedesert.edu/students/ar/Pages/default.aspx
Online Applicationwww.collegeofthedesert.edu/students/ar/Pages/application.aspx
Financial Aidwww.collegeofthedesert.edu/students/fa/Pages/default.aspx
Net Price Calculatorhttps://misweb.cccco.edu/npc/931/npcalc.htm
Veterans Tuitionwww.collegeofthedesert.edu/students/vs/Pages/default.aspx
Disability Servicewww.collegeofthedesert.edu/students/dsps/Pages/default.aspx
School Category
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 2022 tuition & fees at College of the Desert is $1,326 for California residents and $8,970 for out-of-students.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$1,326$8,970
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 10,932 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. 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
Associate

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

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