Estimated Cost of International Student Enrollment

Given our excellent programs and relatively low cost, College of the Desert is one of the best-value community colleges in the state of California! The tuition at College of the Desert is almost half that of the tuition at a four year university, and our local cost of living is considerably lower than coastal and urban areas of California.

College of the Desert

$19,732 annually

Estimate includes 24 units of study, housing, meals, insurance, and misc. enrollment fees.

COD 2020-21 Estimated Tuition and Living Expenses.pdf

Intensive English Academy

Starts at $4,785 for eight-week sessions

Estimates includes at least 25 hours per week of instruction, housing, meals, insurance, and misc. enrollment fees.

IEA 2020-21 Estimated Tuition and Living Expenses.pdf