Tuition & Fees

$1,327

$6,926

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1
-

teacher

students

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Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,252
Declined +
Total Received 2,252
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Public

11,840

undergraduate students

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Lists & Rankings

College of the Desert does not appear on any Lists or Rankings

Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 4085

School Facts

The College of the Desert, founded in 1958, is a public two-year liberal arts institution. Its campus is located in Palm Desert, CA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 11,840
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Palm Desert, CA

Campus in Palm Desert (population: 50,508).

College of the Desert
43500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program None
School has early action program None
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements

Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,252
Declined +
Total Received 2,252

Admissions Factors

Not Reported

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Admissions Contact

John Loera
Director of Admissions/Records/Financial Aid
P: 760 773-2516
enrolls@collegeofthedesert.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,856,452
State $8,833,256
Institutional $292,852
Other external $535,626
Total $25,518,186

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Road Runner
School colors
red and gold
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Undergraduate

100%

11,840
students

Female
47%
5,570

Male
53%
6,270

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

46%

5,544
students

Female
36%
1,986

Male
64%
3,558

undergraduatePart-time

54%

6,296
students

Female
57%
3,584

Male
43%
2,712

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
41%
Hispanic/Latino
11%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • On campus job/career fairs
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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