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College of the Desert
  • 2 Year
  • PALM DESERT, CA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Safety
    grade A minus
  5. Student Life
    grade B+
  6. Location
    grade B+

editorial

The Desert is a public college located in Palm Desert, California in the Palm Springs Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,727 undergraduate students. The Desert acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 31% of students, The Desert alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,200.

About

43-500 MONTEREY AVE
PALM DESERT, CA 92260
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Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
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College of the Desert Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
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ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
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High School GPA
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Cost

Net Price
$14,179 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,621 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 102 responses
33%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 101 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 101 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    12%
  • Online
    75%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,727 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,502
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Approachable
    58%
  • Outgoing
    17%
  • Stressed
    17%
  • unaproachable
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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