Cost of Attendance Changes

Next table and chart illustrate the changes of total cost of attendance (COA) for College of the Desert over the past 10 years. The COA has increased 38.94% for that period where last year costs was $30,944. The total cost includes the tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs. The total costs varies by student tuition rates (i.e. in-state or out-of-state) and living facility (i.e. staying on or off campus).
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Cost of Attendance Changes of College of the Desert
On-campus living costs are not available.

Tuition & Fees Changes

The tuition & fees has increased 49.43% for last 10 years where the 2020 tuition & fees are $8,577. The undergraduate tuition & fees has raised from $5,774 (2010) to $8,615 (2020). The 2020 tuition & fees are the same as last year (2019) at College of the Desert. Next table and chart show the changes of tuition & fees at College of the Desert over last 10 years.
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YearUndergraduateChanges By Year
In-StateOut-of-State
2010-11$762$5,774-
2011-12$1,036$6,160 6.83%
2012-13$1,316$6,440 4.57%
2013-14$1,316$6,636 3.06%
2014-15$1,336$6,656 0.00%
2015-16$1,336$6,656 0.00%
2016-17$1,327$6,926 4.24%
2017-18$1,335$7,663 10.70%
2018-19$1,335$8,615 12.49%
2019-20$1,335$8,615 0.00%
Tuition & Fees Changes of College of the Desert

Books & Supplies Costs Changes

The costs for purchasing books & supplies required/recommended for courses have increased 21.67% from year 2010 to 2020 where current year costs are $1,971.
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YearBooks & SuppliesChanges by Year
2010-11$1,620-
2011-12$1,656 2.22%
2012-13$1,665 0.54%
2013-14$1,710 2.70%
2014-15$1,746 2.11%
2015-16$1,764 1.03%
2016-17$1,791 1.53%
2017-18$1,854 3.52%
2018-19$1,917 3.40%
2019-20$1,971 2.82%
Books & Supplies Costs Changes of College of the Desert

Living Costs Changes

The living costs including room, board, and other living expenses have increased 25.25% when living off campus from year 2010 to 2020. Next table shows the changes of living costs at College of the Desert.
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YearLiving Off CampusChanges by Year
2010-11$3,897-
2011-12$4,059-
2012-13$4,158-
2013-14$4,167-
2014-15$4,275-
2015-16$4,178-
2016-17$4,158-
2017-18$4,239-
2018-19$4,247-
2019-20$5,273-
Living Costs Changes of College of the Desert

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