College of the Desert

United States of America, California, Palm Desert

College of the Desert (COD) is an award-winning community college located in exciting Southern California. COD welcomes students from over 30 countries to enroll in our popular university transfer degree programs, Intensive English Academy, and short study programs. Students can choose from over 100 academic programs, with architecture, business, computer science, engineering, film, health science, hospitality, and psychology among the most popular. COD’s academic advantages for international students include priority course registration, exclusive academic counselor access, and transfer guarantees to elite University of California and California State University campuses. COD’s campus, ranked among the 50 most beautiful in the U.S., is truly an inspiring place to study! International students also enjoy an excellent and laid-back California lifestyle at COD. Our resort location offers students easy access to popular music, sport, and shopping destinations in the U.S. Despite being in a famous tourist destination, COD is one of the best-value colleges in California with low tuition, affordable cost of living, and scholarships available!

College of the Desert

Services & Amenities

Student Enrollment
Foreign Student Enrolment
Off Campus Housing
Arid, Four Seasons, Warm
Gender Restriction
Study Types
Languages, Associate's degree
United States of America
Gap year
City, Desert
English - Intensive, Academic English, Accounting, Administration of Justice, Advanced Transportation Technologies, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Alcohol and Drug Studies, and Electronic Media, Anthropology, Applications and Information Systems, Architectural Technology, Art History, Automotive Technology, Biology, Building & Energy Systems Professionals, Business, Chemistry, Child and Adolescent Development, Communication Studies, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Construction Management, Criminal Justice, Culinary Management, Digital Design & Production, Drafting, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Elementary Teacher Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Horticulture, Environmental Science, Film, Filmmaking, Fire Technology, Geography, Geology, Global Studies, Golf Management, Graphic Design & Marketing, Health Sciences, History, Hospitality Management, Journalism, Kinesiology, Liberal Arts, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Music, Natural Resources, Nutrition and Dietetics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health Science, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Studio Arts, Television & Electronic Media, Theatre Arts
Sport Teams
Men’s Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country, Men’s Football, Men’s Golf, Men’s Soccer, Men’s Tennis, Men’s Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Beach Volleyball, Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Golf, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Softball, Women’s Tennis, Women’s Volleyball