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Public 2 Year

College of the Desert

Palm Desert, California

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Overview

Student Population
10,932
College of the Desert overview
Location Palm Desert, California
Online collegeofthedesert.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Small City
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.  4,197 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,735 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $1,345 plus fees of $38.

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Admission Requirements
Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$1,345
In State Costs for College of the Desert
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,080
Other Fees$38
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $16,580
Budget for Other Expenses$4,642
Total One Year Cost$23,685
Out of State Resident Tuition
$8,905
Out of State Costs for College of the Desert
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,080
Other Fees$38
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $16,580
Budget for Other Expenses$4,642
Total One Year Cost$31,245

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Outcomes

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

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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%

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