Directory Information

Address43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone760-346-8041
WEBSchool's Website
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School Type2-4 years, public
Carnegie CategoryAssociate's - Public Rural-serving Small
Highest Degree OfferedAssociate's degree

2022 Tuition & Fees and 2023 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2022 tuition and fees of College of the Desert are $1,326 for in-state students and $8,970 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2023 tuition & fees are $1,271 for California residents and $8,997 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years.
2021-22 Tuition & Fees2022-23 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$1,326$8,970
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$1,271$8,997
The estimation for 2022-2023 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2022 Key Stats

The average graduation rate is 26%. Total 10,932 students are attending the school and it does not possess campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school).
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $36,700. Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2022 C of the Desert Key Academics Statistics
Graduation Rate »26%
Transfer-out Rate5%
Retention Rate68%(full-time), 36% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio3.33% (30 to 1)
Student Population »10,932 (all undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$3,670
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$36,700

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

College of the Desert offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for undergraduate programs. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at C of the Desert
Online ClassUndergraduate,
ROTCNo
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationNo
Study AbroadYes
C of the Desert provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at C of the Desert
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of C of the Desert.
C of the Desert Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanNo
Dormitory CapacityNo Campus Housing Facilities Provided

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