2017 Student Success Scorecard

College of the Desert

College of the Desert (COD), opened in 1962 in Palm Desert, Riverside County, is the primary source of transfer students to CSU San Bernardino, Palm Desert campus. COD offers a number of vocational programs, including Nursing and Health Sciences, Digital Design and Production, Turf Grass Management, Advanced Transportation Technologies, and Culinary Arts, and Administration of Justice courses. The COD leads the way in developing Green Technology education and training. It is the administrative home to Advanced Transportation Technology and Energy (ATTE) statewide initiative to develop curriculum and conduct training for workforce development in emerging transportation and energy industries.

College Profile
Remedial / ESL
Transfer Level Achievement
Persistence
30 Units
Degree Transfer
Career Technical Education
Career Development/College Preparation
SkillsBuilder
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2015-16 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2010-11.

Total Students
15,439

Gender Rate
Female 56.2%
Male 43.8%
Unknown 0.1%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 25.0%
20 to 24 years old 33.4%
25 to 39 years old 28.1%
40 or more years old 13.3%
Unknown 0.1%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 2.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 2.6%
Filipino 1.4%
Hispanic 70.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
White 18.7%
Two or more Races 2.3%
Unknown 1.8%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 9,053.5
Credit Sections 2,302
Non-Credit Sections 363
Median Credit Section Size 28
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 41.2%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 54.0%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 589:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Students**12,81613,48114,06315,439
Gender
Female**54.1%54.6%54.8%56.2%
Male**45.9%45.4%45.2%43.8%
Unknown**0.0%0.0%0.0%0.1%
Age
Less than 20 years old**26.3%24.7%25.0%25.0%
20 to 24 years old**35.2%34.9%35.6%33.4%
25 to 39 years old**26.5%27.4%27.4%28.1%
40 or more years old**12.0%12.9%11.8%13.3%
Unknown**0.0%0.1%0.1%0.1%
Ethnicity/Race
African American**3.6%3.2%2.7%2.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native**0.4%0.3%0.4%0.3%
Asian**2.6%2.8%2.7%2.6%
Filipino**1.7%1.4%1.5%1.4%
Hispanic**65.9%69.0%69.5%70.3%
Pacific Islander**0.2%0.2%0.2%0.1%
White**22.3%20.1%19.5%18.7%
Two or more Races**1.7%1.7%2.2%2.3%
Unknown**1.5%1.2%1.3%1.8%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students**7,166.17,587.08,087.19,053.5
Credit Sections**1,7951,9152,1532,302
Non-Credit Sections**188260262363
Median Credit Section Size**30292928
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty**48.3%46.2%46.2%41.2%
Percentage of First-Generation Students******53.6%*54.0%
Student Counseling Ratio**411:1478:1531:1589:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2010-11 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2015-16 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

35.2% N=1,049
Gender Rate N
Female 36.6 604
Male 33.3 445
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 39.0 618
20-24 27.3 216
25-39 37.8 148
40 OR OVER 19.4 67
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 23.1 39
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 25.0 *
ASIAN 42.9 *
FILIPINO 46.7 15
HISPANIC 30.9 518
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 39.5 200

Remedial English

45.8%
N=1,589
Gender Rate N
Female 49.4 849
Male 41.6 740
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 49.9 1,061
20-24 36.8 288
25-39 38.0 163
40 OR OVER 39.0 77
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 42.9 56
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 37.5 *
ASIAN 50.0 24
FILIPINO 75.0 16
HISPANIC 40.8 786
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 45.7 245

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

31.8%
N=110
Gender Rate N
Female 36.7 60
Male 26.0 50
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 32.1 53
20-24 46.7 15
25-39 26.5 34
40 OR OVER 25.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 46.7 15
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 27.1 70
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 25.0 *

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Transfer Level Achievement

The percent of first-time students in 2014-15 who complete 6 units and attempt any Math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in Math or English in their first or second year.

Transfer Level Achievement Math

  1-Year 2-Year
  6.2% N=1,399 12.3% N=1,399
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 5.4 757 10.8 757
Male 7.2 642 14.0 642
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 7.2 1,120 13.7 1,120
20-24 2.7 183 7.7 183
25-39 1.3 79 5.1 79
40 OR OVER 0.0 17 5.9 17
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 43 0.0 43
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 * 33.3 *
ASIAN 12.5 24 29.2 24
FILIPINO 11.8 34 17.6 34
HISPANIC 4.9 1,042 10.6 1,042
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
WHITE 11.1 217 18.9 217

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  33.2% N=1,399 58.1% N=1,399
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 35.8 757 60.5 757
Male 30.1 642 55.3 642
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 35.5 1,120 60.1 1,120
20-24 23.5 183 51.4 183
25-39 21.5 79 44.3 79
40 OR OVER 35.3 17 64.7 17
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 18.6 43 46.5 43
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 * 100.0 *
ASIAN 45.8 24 75.0 24
FILIPINO 47.1 34 58.8 34
HISPANIC 31.0 1,042 57.3 1,042
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
WHITE 40.6 217 61.3 217

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

76.8% N=241
Gender Rate N
Female 74.8 119
Male 78.7 122
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 78.9 204
20-24 56.5 23
25-39 66.7 *
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 50.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 75.0 *
FILIPINO 66.7 *
HISPANIC 73.4 79
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 69.9 73

Persistence Unprepared For College

72.6%
N=1,492
Gender Rate N
Female 72.4 779
Male 72.8 713
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.6 1,187
20-24 65.1 172
25-39 64.0 *
40 OR OVER 65.9 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 68.1 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 95.0 *
FILIPINO 75.0 *
HISPANIC 69.6 687
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 68.6 223

Persistence Overall

73.2%
N=1,733
Gender Rate N
Female 72.7 898
Male 73.7 835
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.2 1,391
20-24 64.1 195
25-39 64.3 98
40 OR OVER 69.4 49
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 67.3 49
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 91.7 24
FILIPINO 73.3 15
HISPANIC 70.0 766
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 68.9 296

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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30 Units

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

67.2% N=241
Gender Rate N
Female 63.9 119
Male 70.5 122
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.6 204
20-24 52.2 23
25-39 44.4 *
40 OR OVER 40.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 100.0 *
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 51.9 79
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 63.0 73

30 Units Unprepared For College

63.1%
N=1,492
Gender Rate N
Female 65.0 779
Male 61.2 713
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 65.8 1,187
20-24 56.4 172
25-39 48.3 *
40 OR OVER 47.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 72.3 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 95.0 *
FILIPINO 83.3 *
HISPANIC 59.2 687
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 58.3 223

30 Units Overall

63.7%
N=1,733
Gender Rate N
Female 64.8 898
Male 62.5 835
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 66.5 1,391
20-24 55.9 195
25-39 48.0 98
40 OR OVER 46.9 49
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 69.4 49
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 95.8 24
FILIPINO 86.7 15
HISPANIC 58.5 766
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 59.5 296

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Degree Transfer - Completion

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

63.9% N=241
Gender Rate N
Female 61.3 119
Male 66.4 122
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 67.6 204
20-24 43.5 23
25-39 33.3 *
40 OR OVER 60.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 50.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 100.0 *
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 58.2 79
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 54.8 73

Persistence Unprepared For College

38.5%
N=1,492
Gender Rate N
Female 37.0 779
Male 40.1 713
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 41.2 1,187
20-24 29.1 172
25-39 20.2 *
40 OR OVER 38.6 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 34.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 *
ASIAN 55.0 *
FILIPINO 33.3 *
HISPANIC 34.2 687
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 46.2 223

Persistence Overall

42.0%
N=1,733
Gender Rate N
Female 40.2 898
Male 44.0 835
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 45.1 1,391
20-24 30.8 195
25-39 21.4 98
40 OR OVER 40.8 49
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 34.7 49
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 62.5 24
FILIPINO 46.7 15
HISPANIC 36.7 766
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 48.3 296

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Technical Education

Percentage of students completing more than eight units in courses classified as career technical education (or apprenticeship ) in a single discipline for the first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

57.1% N=725
Gender Rate N
Female 59.6 319
Male 55.2 406
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.4 260
20-24 54.8 188
25-39 47.4 175
40 OR OVER 44.1 102
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 52.6 19
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 66.7 18
FILIPINO 70.6 17
HISPANIC 52.9 323
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 55.8 233

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)

Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2015-16, who started first time in 2010-11 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit) Overall

4.6% N=581
Gender Rate N
Female 5.2 364
Male 3.7 217
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 14.3 35
20-24 6.6 76
25-39 3.5 286
40 OR OVER 3.9 181
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A N/A
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 17.6 17
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 4.1 531
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 14.3 *

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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SkillsBuilder

The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2013-2014 and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year college or completion of a degree or certificate.

Career Builder - Mediam Earnings Change

+21.8% N=402
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Other Health Occupations 33.3% 61
Child Development/Early Care and Education 19.5% 54
Computer Information Systems 24.4% 52
Accounting 18.2% 52
Business and Commerce, General 17.7% 39
Administration of Justice 27.8% 32
Automotive Technology 33.3% 31
Natural Resources 24.5% 22
Computer Graphics and Digital Imagery 30.1% 19
Fire Technology 12.1% 17

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 18.4% 207
Male 27.2% 195
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 335.1% 30
20-24 61.4% 124
25-39 14.3% 171
40 OR OVER 9.7% 77
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 8.5% 10
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0% *
ASIAN 81.8% *
FILIPINO 20.2% *
HISPANIC 27.8% 251
PACIFIC ISLANDER 45.3% *
WHITE 14.3% 120

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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