About College of the Desert
College of the Desert (COD) is a public community college in Palm Desert, California. COD enrolls about 12,500 students, of which around one third attend college full-time. It serves the Coachella Valley of Riverside County. The college is federally recognized as a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI), receiving Title V grants. COD is the home of the Energy Technology Training Center. COD offers associate degrees and certificate programs.
- Offers certificate, and associate degrees
- 10,074 students
- 0.09 faculty staff per student
Notable programs at College of the Desert
Tuition and costs
In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at College of the Desert was $7,663, while for in-state students it was $1,335. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $2,719.
The average financial aid at College of the Desert is $6,798. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $865 for undergraduate tuition on average.
Financial aid available at College of the Desert
71% of undergraduate students at College of the Desert received grants or loans in 2017.
The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.
Average student living expenses at College of the Desert
The average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854.