College of the Desert
College of the Desert is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a suburb, in Palm Desert.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 11,146 students attend the school. Every year 26% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
College of the Desert's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,297, and fees were $38. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,625 and $38 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students11,146|
|Student to Faculty Ratio28:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges|
01/01/1963 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1968 - 07/12/2012
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$46/credit|
|In State Students||$46/credit|
|Out of State Students||$252/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 83% of College of the Desert's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||4%||$743|
|State Grant & Scholarships||81%||$1,956|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||--||$400|
|Federal Student Loans||--||--|
$10,002Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$8,120|
|$30,001 to $48,000$9,443|
|$48,001 to $75,000$11,599|
|$75,001 to $110,000--|
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Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses
- FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships
- Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
- Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.