COD recently won a prestigious Bellwether Award for innovative student success programming.
The college was also recently a nominee for the Aspen Prize!
Our inspiring campus was ranked as the one of the 50 most beautiful colleges in the
A Great Value & Strong University Transfer Rates:
The tuition at College of the Desert is almost half that of the tuition at a four
year university. The total cost of enrollment for international students is less than
COD has a proven record of successful university transfer! Our international students
have transferred to universities throughout California including UCLA, UC Berkeley,
UC Irvine, UC Riverside, San Diego State University, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach,
CSU Northridge and CSU San Bernardino.
Our International Student Counselor will help you transfer to the UC and CSU systems
as well as private and out of-state universities.
Pursue your educational goals in one of the most popular resort areas in the United
Surrounded by majestic mountains, covered in lush palm trees, and bathed in brilliant
sunshine, the campus is truly an inspiring place to study.
Our location is only a few hours by car from iconic Southern California beaches and
exciting mountain ski slopes!
International Student Support Services:
The International Education Program office offers a variety of services designed to
assist you throughout your studies with us. Services include:
University transfer assistance
Cultural activities, outings and more!
With the generous support of COD's Foundation, the IEP is able to offer a limited
number of scholarships for international students.
Awards are based on academic merit and engagement in the campus community.
Award amounts vary by semester.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
The Intensive English Academy (IEA) is an English language school located on the COD
Learn English in a supportive environment and reach your academic goals in one location!
We also offer ESL classes at the college level to assist those students with lower