• California joins a handful of other states that provide community college tuition-free

    California will provide free tuition for two years of community college to first-time, full-time California students. California governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to increase the 2019-2020 state budget to $42.6 million. This expansion allows the California College Promise program to make a second year of free community college tuition possible for approximately 33,000 students. “This is real help […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • College of the Desert Opens 60th Anniversary Exhibition

    College of the Desert will celebrate its 60th anniversary with the opening of a new exhibition Wednesday that provides a visual timeline of the school’s history. “Celebrating 60 Years of COD” will be available for public viewing from Wednesday through Nov. 7 at the school’s Marks Art Center in Palm Desert. The exhibition’s opening will […]

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