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College of the Desert Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

9,993 students

100% admitted

  • 3,937 full time
  • 6,056 part time
  • 1,902 men full time
  • 2,035 women full time
  • open enrollment

8,935 Undergraduates

$6,412 tuition/year

  • 1,058 Non-Degree
  • $6,412 out of state
  • $28 fees
  • N/A room & board
  • $1,665 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Associate's degree
Level of Institution: At least 2 but less than 4 years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Elizabeth from LA Quinta, CA
  • 0
  • College of the Desert is a perfect higher education institute to start out at. With the aid of the courteous staff who have themselves taught at higher institutions,students will receive…

  • Jun-20-2012 Read More
  • Alicia from Indio, CA
  • 0
  • I enjoy going to college of the desert, I wish there wouldn't be so many budget cost it's affecting current students and new Students as they prepare to graduate or transfer.…

  • Apr-17-2012 Read More
  • Karen from Palm Desert, CA
  • 0
  • DSPS Student Services are extremely helpful for the disabled student. I always find the help I need. The staff is very helpful and I fully used the work experience program.…

  • May-08-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 2
  • Josiah from Palm Springs, CA
  • Apr-07-2011 I am a current student here

    Though the education is laudable, student culture is a bit lacking. There is no longer a student lounge area, and campus activities are fairly limited. Most student affairs are managed by honors societies, that by and large do not seem to have a great deal of cohesion with the majority of the student body. There is a general feel of disconnection between students that is widely noticed. However, I would only attribute this to the fact that most students here are planning to pursue a vocational degree, taking a very wide variety of prerequisites for their AA, or taking the classes necessary to meet the IGETC requirements. In short, I believe that the disconnect noted among students is largely due to their education simply being more important to them than their on-campus social life.

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