COD is the Fastest-Growing California Community College College of the Desert experienced the largest community college enrollment growth in the state last year. Since 2012, COD enrollment has increased more than 30 percent. This growth, along with projected CoachellaValley population growth over the next 20 years, will require significant facility and program growth to meet the future workforce demands of local employers. College of the Desert education and facility master plans will provide a road map for addressing the future needs for higher education. DidYou Know?