• College of the Desert Receives Funding to Expand Online Programs

    Working adults and those looking to improve their skills online will have new options at College of the Desert in the coming years. The College has been awarded $427,000 as part of the Improving Online CTE Pathways grant program developed by the California Community Colleges’ Online Education Initiative. The College will use these funds to […]

  • College of the Desert Holds Record-Breaking Commencement Ceremony

    More than 10,000 parents, family and friends joined College of the Desert as it celebrated its 2019 class of graduates during a record-breaking commencement ceremony held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Friday. The College conferred more than 1,576 degrees and certificates, a 50 percent increase over the last four years. This is the first […]

  • NBCares: College of the Desert Art Museum

    Our College of the Desert students and faculty just received an unexpected opportunity from a local part-time Valley resident, and now everyone has a chance to participate! The College of the Desert’s Marks Art Center opened in 2003 and it is a little known gem in our Valley. Now, thanks to the generosity of the […]

  • Proposed Bill to Allow Homeless College Students to Sleep in Campus Parking Lots

    The typical college student worries about getting the right classes, landing internships and passing their finals, but some students worry about where they will sleep. A proposed piece of legislation in the state Capitol wants to open-up parking lots at community colleges to allows homeless students to sleep inside their cars overnight. Áres Flores is […]

  • Tuition-free English classes at the Coachella Library

    Residents across the Coachella Valley have a new opportunity to learn English as a second language (ESL). The city of Coachella and College of the Desert have joined forces to bring a special program to the community that will help them learn the language and excel in their professional life. Juanita Rodriguez is an ESL […]

  • College of the Desert Named Finalist for 2019 Bellwether Award

    College of the Desert is among 10 community college 2019 Bellwether Legacy Award finalists from across the nation for implementing innovative programs that have shown five or more years of success, the school announced Wednesday. COD’ss EDGE (Engage, Develop, Grow, Empower) program, which was created during the 2011-12 school year, is a three-week speed review […]

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