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College of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

About College of the Desert

College of the Desert Overview

College of the Desert is a public school in a small town setting in Palm Desert, California. College of the Desert was founded in 1958 and the school presently has around 10,932 students a year, including 10,932 undergrad students.

Student Activities at College of the Desert

Love music or performing? At College of the Desert you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? College of the Desert students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

College of the Desert does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? College of the Desert has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at College of the Desert on the Student Life page.

2022 College of the Desert Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $1,288
Out-of-State $8,932

Is College of the Desert a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what College of the Desert offers and if the school seems like the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of the Desert

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 68% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at College of the Desertcome back the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook College of the Desert Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with College of the Desert directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at College of the Desert

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on College of the Desert's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at College of the Desert.

Based on this information, does College of the Desert seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is College of the Desert a good school for you?

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Where is College of the Desert Located?

College of the Desert is located in the small town setting of Palm Desert, California.

If you are interested in seeing College of the Desert for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10, Highway 111 to Palm Desert, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Palm Springs International Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what College of the Desert and Palm Desert are like without leaving home.

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College Info

43-500 Monterey Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260-9305

Campus Setting: Small Town

College of the Desert Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to College of the Desert is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to College of the Desert is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

College of the Desert ACT Scores

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College of the Desert SAT Scores

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College of the Desert Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$2,463

In State

$10,023

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$1,345
$8,905
Fees
$38
$38
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
$1,080
$1,080

Student Life

Wondering what life at College of the Desert is like? There are approximately 10,932 students enrolled at College of the Desert. 38% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from CA and 2% percent of students are from other states.

38%

Full Time

62%

Part Time

98%

In State

2%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,932

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$1,383

Out-of-State

$8,943

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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