College of the Desert (113573)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
2022 Average Net Price
$13,704
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
12.3%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
10,382
37.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
27.5%
498 Graduates

About

College of the Desert (113573) is a higher education institution located in Riverside County, CA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at College of the Desert (113573) were Liberal Arts & Sciences (650 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (35 degrees), and Child Care & Support Services Management (15 degrees).

In 2022, 2,363 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of the Desert (113573). 65.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,751 degrees), 4.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (377 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Desert (113573) is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at College of the Desert (113573) is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,704.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending College of the Desert (113573) received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at College of the Desert (113573) was $1,288. The cost of tuition at College of the Desert (113573) is $−6,824 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$13,704
2022 Value
3.35%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 College of the Desert (113573) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,704. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of College of the Desert (113573) grew by 3.35%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,253
Room and Board
$1,125
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of the Desert (113573) was of $17,253 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.06% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

68% of undergraduate students at College of the Desert (113573) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 12.8% with respect to 2021, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
12.3%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at College of the Desert (113573) was 12.3%, which represents 10 out of the 81 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

College of the Desert (113573) had a total enrollment of 10,382 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at College of the Desert (113573) is 3,864 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,518. This means that 37.2% of students enrolled at College of the Desert (113573) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of the Desert (113573), both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.5% Hispanic or Latino, 14.3% White, 2.96% Asian, 2.78% Two or More Races, 2.46% Black or African American, 0.347% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of the Desert (113573) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (42.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (32.8%) and White Male (6.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of the Desert (113573) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,382 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Desert (113573) is 3,864 and the part-time enrollment is 6,518. This means that 37.2% of students enrolled at College of the Desert (113573) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at College of the Desert (113573) was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), College of the Desert (113573) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    7,838 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,485 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    307 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at College of the Desert (113573) is 75.5% Hispanic or Latino, 14.3% White, 2.96% Asian, 2.78% Two or More Races, 2.46% Black or African American, 0.347% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 77 students (0.742%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 747 more women than men received degrees from College of the Desert (113573). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of the Desert (113573) is hispanic or latino (1,751 degrees awarded). There were 4.64 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (377 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at College of the Desert (113573) is Liberal Arts & Sciences (650 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (35 degrees) and Child Care & Support Services Management (15 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at College of the Desert (113573), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (800 degrees awarded), History (29 degrees), and Psychology (178 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Desert (113573) are Elementary & middle school teachers (241,064 people), Other managers (222,487 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (185,515 people), Police officers (154,884 people), and Social workers, all other (126,559 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Desert (113573) in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (800 degrees awarded), History (29 degrees), Psychology (178 degrees), Engineering Technologies (71 degrees), and Protective Services (108 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Desert (113573) are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Skincare specialists

The most specialized majors at College of the Desert (113573) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (800 degrees awarded), History (29 degrees), Psychology (178 degrees), Engineering Technologies (71 degrees), and Protective Services (108 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Desert (113573) are Elementary & secondary schools (636,108 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (414,041 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (293,787 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (245,150 people), and Outpatient care centers (175,185 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Desert (113573) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (800 degrees awarded), History (29 degrees), Psychology (178 degrees), Engineering Technologies (71 degrees), and Protective Services (108 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by College of the Desert (113573).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 178 degrees awarded
  2. 169 degrees awarded
  3. 150 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at College of the Desert (113573) was General Psychology with 178 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

808
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,555
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 808 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Desert (113573), which is 0.52 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,555).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 215 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Desert (113573) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.494 times less than the 435 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 435 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Desert (113573) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.02 times more than the 215 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 12% of students graduating from College of the Desert (113573) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at College of the Desert (113573) is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.803% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,751 degrees awarded
  2. White
    377 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of the Desert (113573) is hispanic or latino (1,751 degrees awarded). There were 4.64 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (377 degrees).

1.02% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,202 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    549 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    227 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of the Desert (113573) is hispanic or latino female (1,202 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (549 degrees).

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Operations

College of the Desert (113573) employs 71 Professors, 17 Assistant professors and 15 Instructors. Most academics at College of the Desert (113573) are Female Professor (36), Male Professor (35), and Female Assistant professor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Desert (113573) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 88 employees, Service, with 59 employees, and Management with 39 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $10.1M - Federal
  2. $16.7M - State
  3. $230k - Local

As of 2022, College of the Desert (113573) received $10.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $16.7M from state grants and contracts, and $230k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$59.4M
2022 Salaries
4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, College of the Desert (113573) paid a median of $59.4M in salaries, a 4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.7M
Instructional Salaries
118
Number of Employees

In 2022, College of the Desert (113573) paid a total of $13.7M to 118 employees working as instructors, which represents 23% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
71 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
88 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of the Desert (113573) were Professor with 71 employees, Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Instructor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Desert (113573) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 88 employees, Service with 59 employees, and Management with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of the Desert (113573) was Female Professor with 36 employees, Male Professor with 35 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at College of the Desert (113573).

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