College of the Desert (COD) is a thriving two year community college conveniently located in exciting Southern California. Surrounded by majestic mountains, covered in lush palm trees, and bathed in sunshine for more than 300 days a year, the campus is truly an inspiring place to study. In fact, COD was recently ranked as the sixth most scenic community college campus in the United States! Along with our stunning scenery, we are known for our relaxed, safe, and friendly culture. Students from over 30 countries are celebrated for their diversity and welcomed as members of the COD campus community.
Pursuing an associate’s degree in one of over 55 academic fields at COD gives students the opportunity to save money, to improve their grades, to gain a better focus on their academic and career goals, and to benefit from the high regard many universities have for COD transfer students. That’s because transfer success is a passion at COD! Our faculty, counselors, and staff are focused on helping students transfer to the best public and private universities throughout the United States, such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford University and many more. In fact, many prestigious universities offer guaranteed transfer admission to COD’s international students without requiring TOEFL/IELTS or SAT scores!