Directory Information

Address43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone760-346-8041
WEBSchool's Website
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School TypePublic, 2-4 years
Carnegie CategoryAssociate's - Public Rural-serving Small
Highest Degree OfferedAssociate's degree

2021 Tuition & Fees and 2022 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2021 tuition and fees of College of the Desert are $1,383 for in-state students and $8,943 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2022 tuition & fees are $1,433 for California residents and $9,283 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years.
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $36,700.
2020-21 Tuition & Fees2021-22 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$1,383$8,943
2020-2021 Tuition Costs Chart
*Updated with 2021 tuition data: source: NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$1,433$9,283
College of the Desert 2021-2022 Estimated Tuition Costs Chart
The estimation for 2021-2022 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2021 Key Stats

The average graduation rate is 28%. Total 11,412 students are attending the school and it does not possess campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school). Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2021 Key Academics Statistics
Graduation Rate »28%
Transfer-out Rate4%
Retention Rate72%(full-time), 47% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio3.57% (28 to 1)
Student Population »11,412 (all undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$3,543
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
Online ClassUndergraduate,
ROTCNo
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationNo
Study AbroadYes
It provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services
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 College 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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