2019 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
Download Current Year Report
Download Five Year Report
Methodology
Select different college

College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2017-18 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2012-13.

Total Students
16,043

Gender Rate
Female 56.8%
Male 43.1%
Unknown 0.0%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 26.1%
20 to 24 years old 31.6%
25 to 39 years old 28.7%
40 or more years old 13.5%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 2.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 2.2%
Filipino 1.5%
Hispanic 72.7%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
White 16.6%
Two or more Races 2.4%
Unknown 1.6%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 10,140.1
Credit Sections 2,478
Non-Credit Sections 409
Median Credit Section Size 28
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 44.5%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 56.2%*
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 524:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Students13,48114,06315,43915,79116,043
Gender
Female54.6%54.8%56.2%56.6%56.8%
Male45.4%45.2%43.8%43.4%43.1%
Unknown0.0%0.0%0.1%0.0%0.0%
Age
Less than 20 years old24.7%25.0%25.0%25.4%26.1%
20 to 24 years old34.9%35.6%33.4%32.6%31.6%
25 to 39 years old27.4%27.4%28.1%28.5%28.7%
40 or more years old12.9%11.8%13.3%13.5%13.5%
Unknown0.1%0.1%0.1%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American3.2%2.7%2.6%2.6%2.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.3%0.4%0.3%0.3%0.3%
Asian2.8%2.7%2.6%2.4%2.2%
Filipino1.4%1.5%1.4%1.5%1.5%
Hispanic69.0%69.5%70.3%71.6%72.7%
Pacific Islander0.2%0.2%0.1%0.1%0.1%
White20.1%19.5%18.7%17.5%16.6%
Two or more Races1.7%2.2%2.3%2.3%2.4%
Unknown1.2%1.3%1.8%1.7%1.6%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students7,587.08,087.19,053.59,121.310,140.1
Credit Sections1,9152,1532,3022,3442,478
Non-Credit Sections260262363386409
Median Credit Section Size2929282728
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty46.2%46.2%41.2%44.4%44.5%
Percentage of First-Generation Students**53.6%*54.0%*55.2%*56.2%*
Student Counseling Ratio478:1531:1589:1534:1524:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

Back to the Top

Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2012-13 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2017-18 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

45.0% N=785
Gender Rate N
Female 45.4 412
Male 44.5 373
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 48.1 360
20-24 41.4 249
25-39 51.3 119
40 OR OVER 28.1 57
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 22.6 31
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 62.5 *
FILIPINO 58.8 17
HISPANIC 47.6 540
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 38.9 167

Remedial English

50.3%
N=1,591
Gender Rate N
Female 54.9 813
Male 45.5 778
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 56.8 1,011
20-24 41.1 321
25-39 35.1 188
40 OR OVER 39.4 71
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.6 85
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 88.2 17
FILIPINO 53.6 28
HISPANIC 51.2 1,156
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 52.8 254

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

30.0%
N=110
Gender Rate N
Female 35.5 62
Male 22.9 48
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 31.6 38
20-24 34.5 29
25-39 35.7 28
40 OR OVER 6.7 15
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 80.0 *
FILIPINO 33.3 *
HISPANIC 27.9 86
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 23.1 13

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

Transfer Level Achievement

The percent of first-time students in 2016-17 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
  6.4% N=1,502 11.2% N=1,502
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 4.9 791 10.0 791
Male 8.0 711 12.5 711
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 7.3 1,211 12.8 1,211
20-24 3.4 177 6.2 177
25-39 1.0 102 2.0 102
40 OR OVER 0.0 12 0.0 12
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 36 2.8 36
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 31.3 16 37.5 16
FILIPINO 7.7 26 19.2 26
HISPANIC 5.7 1,162 9.8 1,162
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
WHITE 8.5 212 16.0 212

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  49.5% N=1,502 66.6% N=1,502
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 51.6 791 67.6 791
Male 47.3 711 65.5 711
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 53.8 1,211 68.9 1,211
20-24 29.4 177 52.5 177
25-39 33.3 102 62.7 102
40 OR OVER 50.0 12 83.3 12
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 33.3 36 61.1 36
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 43.8 16 87.5 16
FILIPINO 53.8 26 80.8 26
HISPANIC 48.5 1,162 64.3 1,162
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
WHITE 59.0 212 77.8 212

Back to the Top

Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

80.2% N=242
Gender Rate N
Female 75.5 110
Male 84.1 132
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 80.7 212
20-24 65.0 20
25-39 100.0 *
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 77.8 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 80.0 *
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 79.9 139
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 79.7 74

Persistence Unprepared For College

76.0%
N=1,356
Gender Rate N
Female 78.4 707
Male 73.5 649
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 78.7 1,032
20-24 62.4 173
25-39 71.2 *
40 OR OVER 78.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 62.5 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 81.3 *
FILIPINO 89.5 *
HISPANIC 77.0 1,016
PACIFIC ISLANDER 25.0 *
WHITE 74.6 213

Persistence Overall

76.7%
N=1,598
Gender Rate N
Female 78.0 817
Male 75.3 781
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.0 1,244
20-24 62.7 193
25-39 73.2 112
40 OR OVER 79.6 49
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 64.9 57
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 81.0 21
FILIPINO 90.9 22
HISPANIC 77.3 1,155
PACIFIC ISLANDER 25.0 *
WHITE 76.0 287

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

30 Units

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

77.7% N=242
Gender Rate N
Female 79.1 110
Male 76.5 132
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.2 212
20-24 70.0 20
25-39 62.5 *
40 OR OVER 50.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 80.0 *
FILIPINO 66.7 *
HISPANIC 80.6 139
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 75.7 74

30 Units Unprepared For College

65.7%
N=1,356
Gender Rate N
Female 69.7 707
Male 61.3 649
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 69.2 1,032
20-24 49.1 173
25-39 59.6 *
40 OR OVER 63.8 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 41.7 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 81.3 *
FILIPINO 78.9 *
HISPANIC 66.6 1,016
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 65.7 213

30 Units Overall

67.5%
N=1,598
Gender Rate N
Female 71.0 817
Male 63.9 781
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.9 1,244
20-24 51.3 193
25-39 59.8 112
40 OR OVER 63.3 49
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 45.6 57
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 81.0 21
FILIPINO 77.3 22
HISPANIC 68.3 1,155
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 68.3 287

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

Degree Transfer - Completion

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

68.6% N=242
Gender Rate N
Female 66.4 110
Male 70.5 132
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.2 212
20-24 40.0 20
25-39 75.0 *
40 OR OVER 50.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 77.8 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 100.0 *
FILIPINO 66.7 *
HISPANIC 68.3 139
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 67.6 74

Persistence Unprepared For College

39.7%
N=1,356
Gender Rate N
Female 42.3 707
Male 36.8 649
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 42.4 1,032
20-24 28.3 173
25-39 27.9 *
40 OR OVER 46.8 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 29.2 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 62.5 *
FILIPINO 57.9 *
HISPANIC 39.0 1,016
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 41.8 213

Persistence Overall

44.1%
N=1,598
Gender Rate N
Female 45.5 817
Male 42.5 781
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 47.3 1,244
20-24 29.5 193
25-39 31.3 112
40 OR OVER 46.9 49
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 36.8 57
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 71.4 21
FILIPINO 59.1 22
HISPANIC 42.5 1,155
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 48.4 287

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

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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

60.3% N=642
Gender Rate N
Female 61.4 308
Male 59.3 334
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 63.6 269
20-24 65.2 141
25-39 52.3 151
40 OR OVER 55.6 81
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 56.5 23
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 71.4 14
FILIPINO 72.7 11
HISPANIC 60.3 395
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 58.9 185

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

Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)

Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2017-18, who started first time in 2012-13 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

11.8% N=119
Gender Rate N
Female 8.0 75
Male 18.2 44
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 0.0 *
20-24 13.6 22
25-39 11.9 59
40 OR OVER 11.4 35
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A N/A
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 15.4 13
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 12.2 90
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 0.0 *

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

SkillsBuilder

The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2015-2016 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

+34.4% N=465
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Child Development/Early Care and Education 42.0% 74
Other Health Occupations 16.1% 66
Computer Information Systems 27.9% 63
Accounting 22.7% 50
Business and Commerce, General 32.2% 45
Automotive Technology 68.5% 41
Administration of Justice 47.6% 34
Police Academy 16.6% 27
Architecture and Architectural Technology 48.3% 25
Computer Graphics and Digital Imagery 37.4% 24

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 29.4% 238
Male 37.0% 227
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 203.2% 39
20-24 44.6% 149
25-39 30.9% 192
40 OR OVER 11.3% 85
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 15.1% 13
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 32.2% *
ASIAN 9.8% *
FILIPINO 46.0% *
HISPANIC 35.4% 307
PACIFIC ISLANDER 99.6% *
WHITE 19.2% 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.
Back to the Top