College of the Desert Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics
|Enrolled total (including graduate students)||11,146||4,973||6,173|
2,695 students enrolled in some distance education courses.
646 enrolled exclusively in distance education.
Enrollment by race or ethnicity
It’s free to apply for undergraduates.
College of the Desert has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.
College of the Desert Tuition
|Total cost for students living||In-state||Out-of-state|
|The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.|
College of the Desert does not provide on-campus housing.
|Tuition for Full-time undergraduates||$1,297||$7,625|
|Fees for full-time undergraduates||$38||$38|
|Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates||$46||$252|
Programs and Degrees
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities||204||204|
|Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services||155||155|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||94||94|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service||90||90|
|Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies||58||58|
|Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences||58||58|
|Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians||37||37|
|Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs||32||32|
|Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences||31||31|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies||30||30|
|Visual and Performing Arts||25||25|
|Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services||21||21|
|Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields||21||21|
|Personal and Culinary Services||20||20|
|English Language and Literature & Letters||17||17|
|Biological and Biomedical Sciences||11||11|
|Mathematics and Statistics||11||11|
|Architecture and Related Services||8||8|
|Natural Resources and Conservation||4||4|
|Philosophy and Religious Studies||4||4|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics||1||1|
A total of 1,104 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at College of the Desert.
|Alternative names||Desert Community College District|
|Religious affiliation||Not applicable|
|Total FTE staff||560|
|Sector of institution||Public, 2-year|
|Control of institution||Public|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional|
Location and Contacts
|Address||43-500 Monterey Ave|
Palm Desert, California, 92260
|Urbanization level||Suburb: Large|