College of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA

College of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$1,383

$8,943

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

23

students

1

faculty

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Selective

Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

15,367

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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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 15,367
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

no
Housing available
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

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Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) December 17

Selective

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Admissions Factors

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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

  • 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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Financial Aid

73%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$3,670

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $1,345
Additional fees $38
Books & supplies $1,080
Total $2,463
Average Financial Aid - $3,670
Total with Avg. Aid $-1,207

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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Financial Facts

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P: 760 773-2532

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, golf, fencing, football, softball, volleyball

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping.
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General.
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General.
Architectural Technology/Technician.
Area Studies, Other.
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.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Chemistry, General.
Child Care Provider/Assistant.
Child Care and Support Services Management.
Computer Graphics.
Computer Science.
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Criminal Justice/Police Science.
Crop Production.
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs.
Energy Systems Technology/Technician.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Information Technology.
Journalism.
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.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Radio and Television.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Resort Management.
Social Sciences, General.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
Turf and Turfgrass Management.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
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Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Two-year transfer curriculum

15,367

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

15,367
students

Female
55%
8,490

Male
45%
6,877

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

34%

5,294
students

Female
54%
2,870

Male
46%
2,424

66%

10,073
students

Female
56%
5,620

Male
44%
4,453

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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
72%
Hispanic/Latino
16%
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