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State of the College

Annual Report

Changing Minds, Lives and Futures

Annual Report

You Can Be Proud


Change Lives











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Change happens from the moment a student walks on campus and into the classroom to begin interacting with faculty, staff and fellow students. Last year, the signs of change were everywhere you looked on campus. 


Highlights & Changes

The past school year, College of the Desert added new classes, programs and services, welcomed new faculty and opened new and expanded campus locations all to better serve our students and community. 
The College also launched a new career and workforce solutions center to strengthen connections between employers and students and vice versa. 
Another highlight was November 8, 2016, when voters overwhelmingly approved the Measure CC bond which provided $577.8 million to address urgent and future facility needs at COD campuses across the Coachella Valley… and change lives and our community forever.

Just A Few Highlights Of Things To Come... Soon!



Y E S T E R D A Y -- Our story started before 1958. When the early desert communities of the Coachella Valley came together to bring a dream of a higher education locally to reality. And in 1958, the communities almost unanimous 9 to 1 vote established the Desert Community College District and with it the creation of a two-year community college - College of the Desert. By the community. For the community. Here's a glimpse of the College's time in the desert.