College of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA

College of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$1,335

$7,663

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

23

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,599
Declined
Total Received 2,599
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Public

11,146

undergraduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 11,146
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Palm Springs International

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

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no

Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,599
Declined
Total Received 2,599

Admissions Factors

Not Reported

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

93%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,990

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $1,297
Additional fees $38
Books & supplies $1,854
Other fees $3,276
Total $6,465
Average Financial Aid - $4,990
Total with Avg. Aid $1,475
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Fencing
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NJCAA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agriculture, General
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician
Anthropology
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Architectural Technology/Technician
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Crop Production
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Dietetic Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Technology
Italian Language and Literature
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Office Management and Supervision
Ornamental Horticulture
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Engineering
Psychology, General
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Resort Management
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Turf and Turfgrass Management
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Cooporative programs
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

11,146

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

11,146
students

Female
55%
6,173

Male
45%
4,973

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

39%

4,434
students

Female
54%
2,357

Male
46%
2,077

61%

6,712
students

Female
57%
3,816

Male
43%
2,896

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
71%
Hispanic/Latino
17%
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

364

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Noncompetitive

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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