Our local economic footprint.
College of the Desert's economic impact is significant to the valley. We are one of the regions largest employers and impact local businesses.
COD payroll and benefits and the College’s spending for supplies and services generate a net impact of $29.3 million in added income in the economy each year.
COD employed 282 full-time and 169 part-time faculty and staff in the 2008-09 reporting year. Total salaries, wages, and benefits at COD amounted to $39.6 million.
COD had a total operating budget of $74.7 million, of which an estimated 58% was spent in the Coachella Valley for supplies and services.
The increased productivity of workers due to the accumulation of past and present COD skills in the Coachella Valley workforce contributes approximately $252.7 million in added income each year.