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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: Suburb: Large
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
13,651
Total Students
6,080
Male Students
7,571
Female Students
233
Total Intl Students
163
Intl Male Students
70
Intl Female Students
Faculty
866
Total Faculty
418
Male Faculty
448
Female Faculty
28:1
Student/Fac Ratio
* All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of December 2018

Total Tuition $9,517.00

IELTS test scores are accepted at College of the Desert

Degrees & Programs

Certificate Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agriculture, General
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician
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
Chemistry, General
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Technology
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Office Management and Supervision
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physical Fitness Technician
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Resort Management
Retail Management
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Turf and Turfgrass Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General

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