2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at College of the Desert is $1,335 for California residents and $8,615 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees is $1,335 for California residents and $8,615 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been stayed same from the previous year for both in-state and out-of-state rates. Off-campus living costs increased by 12.93% from the previous year. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at College of the Desert are much lower than the average amount ($3,743) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($8,644 - Public Associate's - Public Rural-serving Small).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOFF Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$1,335 $8,615$18,027
2019-2020$1,335$8,615$20,358
Change % 2019-20200.00%0.00%12.93%
2020-2021$1,335$8,615$22,990
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at College of the Desert.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$46$295
2019-2020$52$283
2020-2021$59$271
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for College of the Desert graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $28,400 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $36,700 for College of the Desert graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$28,400$29,000$27,900
7 Years After Graduation$30,800--
8 Years After Graduation$32,200--
9 Years After Graduation$32,300--
10 Years After Graduation$36,700$40,000$34,700

College of the Desert 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at College of the Desert for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $5,360 for California residents and $38,895 for out-of-state students. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at College of the Desert.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at College of the Desert
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$1,337$1,339$1,341$1,343$5,360
Out-of-State$9,037$9,480$9,945$10,432$38,895
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$1,339$1,341$1,343$1,345$5,368
Out-of-State$9,480$9,945$10,432$10,944$40,801
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$1,341$1,343$1,345$1,347$5,376
Out-of-State$9,945$10,432$10,944$11,480$42,801
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$1,343$1,345$1,347$1,349$5,384
Out-of-State$10,432$10,944$11,480$12,043$44,899
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$1,345$1,347$1,349$1,351$5,392
Out-of-State$10,944$11,480$12,043$12,633$47,099
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at College of the Desert. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $104,838 for California residents and $138,373 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at College of the Desert.
4 years COA at College of the Desert
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$24,638$25,655$26,671$27,732$104,838
Out-of-State$32,338$33,796$35,322$36,917$138,373
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$25,655$26,718$27,779$28,889$109,187
Out-of-State$33,796$35,322$36,917$38,585$144,619
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$26,718$27,827$28,937$30,097$113,728
Out-of-State$35,322$36,917$38,585$40,330$151,153
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$27,827$28,986$30,146$31,359$118,472
Out-of-State$36,917$38,585$40,330$42,155$157,986
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$28,986$30,197$31,410$32,678$123,427
Out-of-State$38,585$40,330$42,155$44,064$165,134
Last year, 75 students ( 0.66% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $90,666 for California residents and $124,201 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at College of the Desert.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at College of the Desert
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$21,095$22,112$24,609$24,189$90,666
Out-of-State$28,795$30,253$31,779$33,374$124,201
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$22,112$23,175$25,670$25,346$95,015
Out-of-State$30,253$31,779$33,374$35,042$130,447
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$23,175$24,284$26,780$26,554$99,556
Out-of-State$31,779$33,374$35,042$36,787$136,981
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$24,284$25,443$27,940$27,816$104,300
Out-of-State$33,374$35,042$36,787$38,612$143,814
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$25,443$26,654$29,153$29,135$109,255
Out-of-State$35,042$36,787$38,612$40,521$150,962

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2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at College of the Desert.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
College of the Desert 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$1,335$1,971$20,358$8,615$1,971 $20,358

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