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College of the Desert is located in Palm Desert, California, the geographic center of the beautiful Coachella Valley. There are several campus location​s throughout the eastern and western Coachella Valley where college credit and noncredit courses are offered.

43-500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 346-8041



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From Palm Springs

Estimated Distance: 13 miles

  • From North Palm Canyon Drive, drive south
  • North Palm Canyon Drive becomes CA-111
  • Turn left onto Fred Waring Drive
  • Turn left onto Monterey Ave

From Los Angeles

Estimated Distance: 120 miles

  • Take I-10 East toward San Bernardino
  • Continue past Palm Springs
  • Take the Monterey Avenue exit
  • Turn right onto Monterey Avenue for 5 miles

From Coachella

Estimated Distance: 15 miles

  • Start out going Northwest CA-111
  • Turn right onto Monterey Ave

From Phoenix

Estimated Distance: 257 miles

  • Take I-10 West to Palm Desert, CA
  • Take the Monterey Ave exit
  • Turn LEFT onto Monterey Ave for 5 miles

From Your Location

Get Driving Directions to Palm Desert Campus from Google Maps

All vehicles must have a parking​ permit. Citations are issued by College Security.

Visitors may pu​rchase a daily permit from self-serve dispensers located in lots 4, 14, 23, and 28.

Students parking​ on the campus must purchase and properly display a COD parking permit.

Parking permit​s may be purchased online at​​

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Created at 12/5/2011 3:18 PM by Marc T. Drescher
Last modified at 10/27/2017 10:20 AM by Mike Hadley