College of the Desert: Review & Facts

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College of the Desert is a large two-year, public school with 9,075 students enrolled. This college was established in 1958 and is one of the 3 schools and colleges located in Palm Desert, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
45
At College of the Desert you can obtain your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

College of the Desert implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 45 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Management, Business, and Agriculture. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
71%
College of the Desert student retention rate is fair at 71% (close to California average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at College of the Desert is very low: 28%. Around 16% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at College of the Desert is a bit disappointing, 31:1. Read more information about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$6,600
Average tuition cost is low, around $6,500 a year. The additional fees at College of the Desert (not included in tuition costs) are approximately $100; this comes to $6,600 annually.

Read the details about College of the Desert additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The school might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to College of the Desert and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (760) 346-8041 or check College of the Desert Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B
College of the Desert offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at College of the Desert, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At present there is no on-campus housing at College of the Desert.

Based on the college crime numbers, College of the Desert seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

College of the Desert Location and Maps



Post Address: College of the Desert, 43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, California 92260, USA
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