Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$8,943 ($1,383)
Off-campus Living Costs
$20,358
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$295 ($46)

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of College of the Desert are $1,383 for California residents and $8,943 for out-of-state students. Compare to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California, its tuition & fees are average.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as American River College and Antelope Valley College, tuition & fees of College of the Desert is average where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $8,313.
The average living cost of the school is $20,358 when a student lives off-campus.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at College of the Desert are $1,383 for California residents and $8,943 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees stay same as last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearTuitionFees
2016$6,608 $48
2017$6,888 $38
2018$7,625 $38
2019$8,577 $38
2020$8,577 $38
2021$8,905 $38

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average living cost is $20,358 including room & board and other living expenses.
The living cost at the school has increased by 12.93% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs(Off-Campus Living)
YearRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$11,493$4,275
2017$12,492$4,158
2018$13,293$4,239
2019$13,779$4,248
2020$15,084$5,274
2021$16,580$4,642

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,971 at College of the Desert. The books & supplies cost has increased by 2.82% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

College of the Desert 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,746
2017$1,791
2018$1,854
2019$1,917
2020$1,971
2021$1,080

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at College of the Desert is $46 for California residents and $295 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour stays same as last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearCalifornia ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$46$243
2017$46$252
2018$46$252
2019$46$295
2020$46$295
2021$46$259

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart