Overview

Student Population
11,412
College of the Desert overview
Location Palm Desert, California
Online collegeofthedesert.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
College of the Desert overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad

Located in Palm Desert, California, College of the Desert is a mid-size two year community college offering undergraduate programs. College of the Desert has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  4,577 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,835 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $1,297 plus fees of $38.


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Admission Requirements
Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$1,297
In State Costs for College of the Desert
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,917
Other Fees$38
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $13,779
Budget for Other Expenses$4,248
Total One Year Cost$21,279
Out of State Tuition
$8,577
Out of State Costs for College of the Desert
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,917
Other Fees$38
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $13,779
Budget for Other Expenses$4,248
Total One Year Cost$28,559

Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$35,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
Data Not Available

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by College of the Desert students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 26%
Health Professions 18%
Business 10%
General Studies 5%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=113573 IPEDS survey data for College of the Desert.