Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2019-2020, 290 students out of 1,023 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at College of the Desert. By gender, 123 male and 167 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (28.11% in average - Public Associate's - Public Rural-serving Small).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total1,02329028.35%
Men50512324.36%
Women51816732.24%

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 0.00%, rate of Asian students is 50.00%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 11.54%, rate of Hispanic students is 28.52%, rate of White students is 27.10%, rate of Two or More Race students is 28.00%, and rate of Unknown students is 28.57% at College of the Desert.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native0.00%(-/1) - -
Asian50.00%(9/18) 37.50%(3/8) 60.00%(6/10)
Black (Non-Hispanic)11.54%(3/26) - 33.33%(3/9)
Hispanic28.52%(223/782) 26.43%(97/367) 30.36%(126/415)
White27.10%(29/107) 24.56%(14/57) 30.00%(15/50)
Two or More Race28.00%(7/25) 20.00%(3/15) 40.00%(4/10)
Unknown28.57%(2/7) - 50.00%(2/4)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Transfer-out and Retention Rates

The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing the total number of students who are known to have transferred out of other institutions within 150% of normal time to completion into the total number of students, At College of the Desert, the transfer-out rate is 3.62%. Its transfer-out rate is much lower than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (18.18% in average - Public Associate's - Public Rural-serving Small).
Transfer-out and Retention Rates
By definition, the retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At College of the Desert, the retention rate is 72% for full-time students and 47 % for part-time students last year. Its retention rate is higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (62.44% in average - Public Associate's - Public Rural-serving Small).
Retention Rates at College of the Desert

Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

A non-resident alien student is not a US citizen/green card holder and studies with a student visa, such as an F visa, in the United States. At College of the Desert, 17 of 57 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 29.82%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

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