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College of the Desert

College of the Desert is a Public, 2 Years+ school located in Palm Desert, CA. The 2019 average net price at College of the Desert is $11,172. Acceptance rate is 100.00%. The school has a total enrollment of 11,412.


Logo of College of the Desert
Location: Palm Desert, CA
Student Body: 11,412
Education Type: 2 Years+
Funding: Public
Campus Type: Urban
Web Site: www.collegeofthedesert.edu
Acceptance Rate: Open Enrollment

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Enrollment
  • Application Deadline: n/a
  • International Students: < 1%
  • Application Fee: $0
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
In State Tuition: $1,297
Out of State/International Tuition: $8,577
Room and Board: n/a
Books and Supplies: $1,917
Other Fees: $38
Net Price In-District/State: $11,172
Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 2,366
  • Men / Women Ratio: 1,125 / 1,241
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: Unreported
  • Median SAT Math Range: Unreported
  • Median ACT Range: Unreported
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: 45
  • Minimum IETLS Score: n/a
  • % of International Students: < 1%
  • International Testing: n/a
  • Total International Students: 37
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: n/a
  • Recommendations: n/a
  • Admissions Tests Scores: n/a
  • Portfolio: n/a

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 16%
  • Business, Management, Marketing: 12%
  • Psychology: 9%
  • Health Professions: 9%
  • Protective Services: 8%

Academic Programs

College of the Desert offers 97 Total Programs in Associate's, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
Explore All Programs
Associate's Degree ProgramsCollege of the Desert offers 65 Associate's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Construction
  • Building, Construction Site Management, Manager Degree
Education
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs Degree
Engineering Technology
  • Drafting and Design Technology, Technician, General Degree
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology, Technician Degree
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic, Repair Technician
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology, Technician Degree
  • Automobile, Automotive Mechanics Technology, Technician Degree
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
Personal/Culinary Services
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Certificate ProgramsCollege of the Desert offers 32 Certificate Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Business, Management, Marketing
Computer Science
Construction
  • Building, Construction Site Management, Manager Degree
  • Building, Home, Construction Inspection, Inspector Degree
Engineering Technology
  • Drafting and Design Technology, Technician, General Degree
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology, Technician Degree
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology, Technician Degree
Health Professions
  • Emergency Medical Technology, Technician (Emt Paramedic) Degree
  • Licensed Practical, Vocational Nurse Training Degree
  • Substance Abuse, Addiction Counseling Degree
Human Sciences
Mechanic, Repair Technician
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology, Technician Degree
  • Automobile, Automotive Mechanics Technology, Technician Degree
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
Personal/Culinary Services
Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 26%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 35%
  • 1st Year Retention: 73%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $32,200
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 11,412
  • Hispanic Students: 72%
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 17%
  • Black Students: 3%
  • Asian Students: 3%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Non-resident, alien: 1%
  • Unknown: 1%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%

Transfer Agreements

From Program7 Agreements with 2 Colleges
Business/Management/Marketing
Purdue University Global-Davenport
Communication Technology
Purdue University Global-Davenport
Computer Science
Purdue University Global-Davenport
General Agreement
Azusa Pacific University
Health Professions
Purdue University Global-Davenport
Legal Studies
Purdue University Global-Davenport
Psychology
Purdue University Global-Davenport
From College7 Programs
Azusa Pacific University
General Agreement
Purdue University Global-Davenport
Business/Management/Marketing
Communication Technology
Computer Science
Health Professions
Legal Studies
Psychology