Student Population at C of the Desert
10,932 (all undergraduate)
2021 Student Population
A total of 10,932 students have enrolled at College of the Desert (all undergraduate).
By gender, 4,401 male and 6,531 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 4,197 full-time students and 6,735 part-time students.
The number of students at College of the Desert is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as American River College and Antelope Valley College, its population is small (average population is 17,663).
College of the Desert offers online degree/certificate programs and 10,522 students enrolled in online programs.
Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status
By gender, there are 4,401 male and 6,531 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.67 to 1 and the ratio is average (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.
Gender Distribution Table
Gedner Distribution Chart
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
By race/ethnicity, there are 8,066 Hispanic students (73.78%) and 1,721 White students (15.74%) at College of the Desert(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at College of the Desert.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table
|American Indian or Alaska Native||36||17||19|
|Black or African American||257||107||150|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||8||2||6|
|Two or More Races||324||144||180|
Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart
Enrollment by Student Age
By age, there are 7,492 students whose age under twenty five and 2,028 students whose age is over thirty years old at College of the Desert.
Especially, 948 students are younger than eighteen and 38 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at College of the Desert.
Enrollment by Student Age Table
|65 and over||38||15||23|
Student Age Distribution Chart
Online Student Population
At College of the Desert, 10,909 students (99.79% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 10,522 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 10,403 students live in California where College of the Desert is located in and 31 students have enrolled from other states.
Online Enrollment Table
|Number of Students|
|Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes||10,522|
|Enrolled Some in Online Classes||387|
|Not Enrolled in Online Classes||23|
|Number of Students|
|Total (Enrolled Excl.)||10,522|
|Other State in U.S.||31|
|Outside of U.S.||77|