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College Deliberately: College of the Desert

College of the Desert is a large, public, two-year College that emphasizes culture, character and leadership located in the city of Palm Desert, CA. It is known for Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Business Administration and Management and Psychology.

College of the Desert

place 43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
phone Phone: (760) 346-8041
web Web: http://www.collegeofthedesert.edu/
  • College of the Desert is also known as:
    College of the Desert, Desert Community College District

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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
College of the Desert Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Accredited 1963-01-01 2024-10-01
The complete list of accredited programs and locations for College of the Desert is available for members.
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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Student Centeredness

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Student Services

Students with disabilities:
8% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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College of the Desert is open admissions, meaning that the only requirement for admission is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

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