College of the Desert

Health Sciences & ECE Division

College of the Desert is a Public institution with a campus in Palm Desert, California. The institution is approved to offer nursing programs by the California Board of Nursing. The Palm Desert, California campus for College of the Desert is located in a Suburb setting, see the map below. Total enrollment for all degrees including nursing programs is 9,719. The student-to-faculty ratio is 29-to-1. In-state tuition and fees were $1,316, while out-of-state tuition and fees were $6,832 for the most recent reporting period.

Nursing Degree Programs at College of the Desert

  • Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)
  • Practical Nursing Program (LPN)
  • LPN to Registered Nurse Program (LPN to RN)

Visit the College of the Desert website to learn how to apply for the nursing degree programs listed above. We also recommend that all nursing students in California periodically review the requirements for a CNA, LPN, and RN nursing license as presented by the California Board of Nursing. Understanding the CNA, LPN, and RN nursing license requirements and duty restrictions for California will help you navigate your education needs and avoid career planning mistakes often made by nursing students.

College of the Desert 2014-2015
Student population:9,719
Student-to-faculty ratio:29-to-1
In-state tuition & fees:$1,316
Out-of-state tuition & fees:$6,832
Percent on financial aid:78%
Open admissions policy:yes
Religious affiliation:Not applicable

Ethnicity Profile of Students


Male 47%
Female 53%
Full-Time 37%
Part-Time 63%
Undergraduate 100%
Graduate 0%

College of the Desert Address And Campus Setting

Click the map below to see the physical campus address and get driving directions to: College of the Desert, 43-500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, California 92260. You can also see the College of the Desert campus setting and nearby attractions in satellite or street view mode.
College of the Desert Nursing School in Palm Desert California

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Last updated: January 29, 2016