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College of the Desert


College of the Desert provides excellent educational programs and services that contribute to the success of our students and the vitality of the communities we serve.

School Information

43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, California 92260
P: (760) 776-7205
F: (760) 862-1379
Calendar: Semester
Locale: City: Small
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 2-year
Carnegie Basic: Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Common name(s): Desert Community College District

Students & Faculty

Students
  • 12,549Total Students
  • 5,682Male Students
  • 6,867Female Students
  • 245Total Intl Students
  • 152Intl Male Students
  • 93Intl Female Students
Faculty
  • 363Total Faculty
  • 192Male Faculty
  • 171Female Faculty
  • 31:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Tuition Information

$ 5,880

Out of State Tuition

$ 1,656

Books & Supplies

$ 0

Room & Board

$ 0

Other Expenses

$ 7,536

Total


Degrees & Programs

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Anthropology
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Architectural Technology/Technician
Art/Art Studies, General
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Computer Graphics
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
French Language and Literature
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Technology
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Office Management and Supervision
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Resort Management
Retail Management
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Turf and Turfgrass Management

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