College of the Desert

Tuition & Fees $8,615
Student Population 11,412
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $3,543
Graduation Rate 28 %
Students:Faculty 28

Academic Overview

College of the Desert is a public, 2-4 years institute located in Palm Desert, California. It is a Associate's - Public Rural-serving Small by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Associate's degree. The 2020 tuition & fees are $1,335 for California residents and $8,615 for out-of-state students. The school offers only undergraduate programs and a total of 11,412 students are enrolled in.
The salary after graduation from College of the Desert varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $36,700. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2020 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2019-2020, tuition and fees of College of the Desert are $1,335 for California residents and $8,615 for non-residents.
College of the Desert 2020 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2019-2020 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2020 key academic statistics at C of the Desert. The average received amount of financial aid is $3,543 and 75% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 11,412 students is attending , and the student to faculty ratio is 28 to 1.
[Chart] Academic Statistics
Graduation Rate for College of the Desert is 28 %
Transfer-out Rate for College of the Desert is 4 %
Retention Rate for College of the Desert is 72 %
Student Population for College of the Desert is 11,412
Student to Faculty Rate for College of the Desert is 28 %
The average received amount of financial aid is $3,543 at College of the Desert.

Offered Degrees

C of the Desert offers 105 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate250
One but less than two years certificate150
Associate's Degree650

Special Learning Opportunities

College of the Desert offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for undergraduate programs. The school provides study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

College of the Desert has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges