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College of the Desert Student Life

College of the Desert is on a 160-acre campus in a small town setting in Palm Desert, California. College of the Desert has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

College of the Desert does not have fraternities or sororities.

College of the Desert Housing

College of the Desert does not offer housing.

All College of the Desert students live off campus College of the Desert does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at College of the Desert

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

College of the Desert is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The College of the Desert campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Plan a Visit to College of the Desert

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to College of the Desert, take Interstate 10, Highway 111 to Palm Desert, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Palm Springs International Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore College of the Desert's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

College of the Desert Students

60%

Women

40%

Men

38%

Full Time

62%

Part Time

98%

In State

2%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

74%

16%

3%

3%

2%

1%

1%

0.34%

0.07%

Undergraduate Students

10,932

Non-Resident / International Students

81

College of the Desert Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,932

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$1,345

Out-of-State

$8,905

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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