College of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA, USA
2.71 Average Rating

College of the Desert is a public, 2-year institution established in Palm Desert, California, with satellite locations in Indio, Thermal, Desert Hot Springs, and Palm Springs. COD is officially recognized as a Hispanic-serving institution, meaning the full-time student population of the college is at least 25% Hispanic. The college offers over 100 academic programs, awarding associate degrees and certificates to prepare students for job placement or college transfer. Eligible students can take advantage of the school’s New Horizons Book Lending Program, which provides books to individuals with educational barriers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 2 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
96%
Out of State Students
1%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
10,792
Total Number of Undergrads
10,792
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
Student:Faculty Ratio
28:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,313
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$1,335
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,663
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,310
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
44
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$35,100
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What Students Are Saying

2.71 Average Rating
Great location. Beautiful Campus. Very nice staff.
Chris from Palm Springs, CA
a great environment, and not expencive. a great school to go to and receive an aa or as degree. great people all around.
Minerva from Cathedral City, CA

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