College of the
Desert

Founded in 1958, College of the Desert (COD) is a highly regarded public community college in Palm Desert, the geographic center of the Coachella Valley. About 15,000 students enroll each semester, attending either part-time or full-time thanks to the College’s flexible course structures offering hybrid, in-person, or hyflex classes, including vocational and technical programs like Nursing and Health Sciences, Administration of Justice and Turf Grass Management and Ornamental Horticulture. 

Years

2-Year

Private/Public

Public

accreditation

WASC

College of the Desert
ICON: 1 year certificate

Less than one year
certificate

ICON: 2 year certificate

One but less than
two years certificate

ICON: Associates degree

Associate’s Degree

ICON: 4 year certificate

Two but less than 4
years certificate

Offers Online Programs

Undergraduate Enrollment Total

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

College of the Desert

Average Annual Cost

The average annual net price that a student who receives federal financial aid pays to cover expenses (e.g., tuition, living expenses) to attend a school. Net price is the school’s cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received. For public schools, this is only the average cost for in-state students.

Financial Aid / Scholarships

The average percent of students awarded aid and the amount of aid awarded to full-time beginning undergraduate students

0%

Grants & Scholarships

0%

Federal Grants

0%

Pell Grants

0%

Other Federal Grants

0%

State & Local Government Grants & Scholarships

0%

Institutional Grants & Scholarships

A field of study is a category of academic programs offered by institutions of education. Since these are categories of offerings, they may not map directly to programs advertised on course catalogs.

ICON: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Registered
Nursing,
Nursing
Administration,
Nursing
Research and
Clinical Nursing

Associate’s Degree

ICON: Criminal justice

Criminal Justice
and Corrections

Undergraduate
Certificate or
Diploma

ICON: Criminal justice

Criminal Justice
and Corrections

Associate’s Degree

ICON: Biological sciences

Biological and
Physical
Sciences

Associate’s Degree

ICON: Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts
and Sciences,
General Studies
and Humanities

Associate’s Degree

College of the Desert