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Student Statistics (Census)

  • Fall 2013 Headcount    10,381
  • Fall 2013 Enrollments   28,941
  • Fall 2012 Headcount    10,099
  • Fall 2012 Enrollments   30,440 

Fall 2013 Student Characteristics (Census)

Characteristics
Number
Percent
Student Headcount 10,381 100%
ETHNICITY 
African-American
349
3.4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
31
0.3%
Asian
281
2.7%
Filipino
161
1.6%
Hispanic
7,147
68.8%
Pacific Islander
18
0.2%
Two or More Races​ 181​ 1.7%​
White Non-Hispanic
2,073
20.0%
Unknown/Non-Respondent
140 1.3%​
GENDER
Female
5,715
55.1%
Male
4,666
44.9%
AGE
Under 18
246
2.4%
18-21
4,567
44.0%
22-24
1,624
15.6%
25-29
1,416
13.6%
30-39
1,293
12.5%
40-49
755
7.3%
50-69
461
4.4%
Over 69
11
0.1%
Unknown
8
0.1%
FULL-TIME/PART-TIME STATUS
Full-Time
3,445
33.2%
Part-Time
5,698
54.9%
Non-Credit
1238
11.9%
UNIT RANGE
0 Units
1238
11.9%
0.5-2.99 Units
177
1.7%
3-5.99 Units
1,868
18.0%
6-8.99 Units
1,873
18.0%
9-11.99 Units
1,780
17.1%
12 or More Units (Full Load)
3,445
33.2%
TIME OF DAY ATTENDED
Day Only
4,222
40.7%
Evening Only
1,171
11.3%
Both Day & Evening​ 3,750 36.1%​
Unknown (Non-Credit)
1,238
11.9%

 

Student Right-To-Know Disclosure 
 
In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, it is the policy of the Desert Community College District to make available its completion and transfer rates to all current and prospective students.

Beginning in Fall 2010, a cohort of all certificate-, degree-, and transfer-seeking first-time, full-time students were tracked over a three-year period. Their completion and transfer rates are listed below. These rates do not represent the success rates of the entire student population at the College of the Desert, nor do they account for all student outcomes occurring after this three-year tracking period.
 
Completion Rate: 22%
Based upon the cohort defined above, a Completer is a student who attained a certificate or degree or became 'transfer prepared' during a three year period, from Fall 2010 to Spring 2013. Students who have completed 60 transferable units with a GPA of 2.0 or better are considered 'transfer-prepared'.
 
Transfer Rate: 15%
Based upon the cohort defined above, students who transferred to another post-secondary institution, prior to attaining a degree, certificate, or becoming 'transfer-prepared' during a five semester period, from Spring 2011 to Spring 2013, are transfer students.
 
More information about Student-Right-to-Know rates and how they should be interpreted can be found at the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office web site, Student Right-to-Know (SRTK).