Tuition & Fees

$1,335

$7,663

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

23

students

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Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,731
Declined +
Total Received 2,731
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Public

11,412

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

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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 11,412
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)

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Palm Desert, CA

Campus in Palm Desert (population: 52,932).

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

Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 17
School has early decision program None
School has early action program None
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements

Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,731
Declined +
Total Received 2,731

Admissions Factors

Not Reported

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Admissions Contact

Curt Luttrell
Director, Admissions & Records
P: 760 773-2516
enrolls@collegeofthedesert.edu

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,525

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $1,297
Additional fees $38
Books & supplies $1,854
Total $3,189
Average Financial Aid - $5,525
Total with Avg. Aid $-2,336

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $18,239,140
State $12,210,094
Institutional
Other external $26,772
Total $30,476,006

Non-need-based

Federal
State $442,031
Institutional $462,989
Other external $29,500
Total $934,520
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 760 773-2532

Financial Aid Officer

Kristin Milligan
Director, Financial Aid
kmilligan@collegeofthedesert.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, golf, fencing, football, softball, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Gary Plunkett (men's)
Director, Kinesiology And Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Road Runner
School colors
red and gold

11,412

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

11,412
students

Female
56%
6,385

Male
44%
5,027

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

40%

4,607
students

Female
55%
2,494

Male
45%
2,113

60%

6,805
students

Female
58%
3,891

Male
42%
2,914

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
66%
Hispanic/Latino
15%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

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