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College of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA

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Overview

College of the Desert is a 2-year institution located in Palm Desert, CA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 43-500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA  92260-9305
United States
Contact Phone: 760-346-8041

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations Checkmark
Agriculture, General Checkmark
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations, General Checkmark
Crop Production Checkmark
Ornamental Horticulture Checkmark
Turf And Turfgrass Management Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural Technology/technician Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Technology/technician And Bookkeeping Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Office Management And Supervision Checkmark
Resort Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services, Other Checkmark
Computer Graphics Checkmark
Computer Programming/programmer, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark
Construction Trades Associate Bachelors
Building/construction Site Management/manager Checkmark
Building/home/construction Inspection/inspector Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Pre-engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Drafting And Design Technology/technician, General Checkmark
Engineering/engineering-related Technologies/technicians, Other Checkmark
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child Care And Support Services Management Checkmark
Child Care Provider/assistant Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Dietetic Technician Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other Checkmark
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/technician Checkmark
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician Checkmark
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation And Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician Checkmark
Vehicle Maintenance And Repair Technology/technician, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources/conservation, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Golf Course Operation And Grounds Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Facilities Management, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology, Other Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
Cooking And Related Culinary Arts, General Checkmark
Culinary Arts/chef Training Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/police Science Checkmark
Fire Prevention And Safety Technology/technician Checkmark
Fire Science/fire-fighting Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,599
Applied
2,599
Accepted
11,146
Enrolled
100%
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Female Admissions

1,303
Females Applied
1,303
Females Accepted
100%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,296
Males Applied
1,296
Males Accepted
100%
Acceptance Rate

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

1,297
In-state
7,625
Out-of-state
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Fees

38
Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Student Body

11,146
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
1%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 71.53%
Black or African American 2.83%
White or Caucasian 17.51%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.37%
Asian 3.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 2.58%
Other 0.59%

Gender

Male (44.62%)
Female (55.38%)

Campus Life

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
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Phi Theta Kappa

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Checkmark No
Basketball No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football No Checkmark No
Golf No Checkmark No
Soccer No Checkmark No
Softball No No No
Tennis No Checkmark No
Track And Field No Checkmark No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Golf No Checkmark No
Soccer No Checkmark No
Softball No Checkmark No
Tennis No Checkmark No
Track And Field No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Checkmark No

Faculty

554
Total Faculty
23:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 154
Part-time - 400
Male - 278
Female - 276
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