Community Colleges
#278 in Community Colleges

Overview

College of the Desert is ranked 278th in Community Colleges.
Next statements evaluate College of the Desert by comparing key academic facts to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.
  • It has average tuition & fees of $8,943.
  • It has average number of students of 11,412.
  • It offers average (99 programs).

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees of C of the Desert are $8,943 (out-of-state rate) and it is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

College of the Desert $8,943

All U.S. Colleges $17,692

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges $8,177

2-4 Years Colleges $13,123

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California $7,935

Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate at C of the Desert is 28% and it is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

College of the Desert 28%

All U.S. Colleges 56%

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges 34%

2-4 Years Colleges 47%

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California 33%

Transfer-out Rate

The average transfer-out rate at C of the Desert is 4% and it is much lower (most first-time students continue to attend) compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

College of the Desert 4%

All U.S. Colleges 21%

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges 17%

2-4 Years Colleges 16%

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California 10%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate at C of the Desert is 72% and it is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

College of the Desert 72%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges 61%

2-4 Years Colleges 65%

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California 70%

Student Population

The total student population at C of the Desert is 11,412 and its population average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

College of the Desert 11,412

All U.S. Colleges 2,931

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges 5,796

2-4 Years Colleges 3,035

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California 11,761

Financial Aid Amount

The average amount of financial aid received at C of the Desert is $3,543 which is 39.62% of tuition & fees. The rate of the financial aid over its tuition is lower compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

College of the Desert $3,543

All U.S. Colleges $7,676

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges $4,837

2-4 Years Colleges $4,948

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California $4,718

Student to Faculty Ratio

The students to faculty ratio at C of the Desert is 28 to 1 and the ratio is higher (more students per class/faculty) compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

College of the Desert 28 to 1

All U.S. Colleges 15 to 1

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges 18 to 1

2-4 Years Colleges 17 to 1

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California 25 to 1

Number of Programs

C of the Desert offers 99 programs and it means average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

College of the Desert 99

All U.S. Colleges 37

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges 68

2-4 Years Colleges 39

Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California 97