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College of the Desert Announces Plans for Palm Springs Campus

College of the Desert has announced an update on its plans to expand its campus to include a Palm Springs location, expected by late 2026, as well as renovations to its existing locations in Indio and Palm Desert.

November 18, 2022

On October 26, 2022, College of the Desert held its annual “State of the College” address providing updates on its plans for growth in Palm Springs and Indio. College of the Desert is currently in the Phase 1 of the Palm Springs Development Project, formerly known as the West Valley Campus. Phase 1 plans include an academic building, maintenance and operations, campus safety, a central utility plant, and a mobility hub. “This project will establish a new campus with state of the art facility that features a combination of transitional instruction and hands-on, technical education,” said Dr. Garcia, Superintendent President of College of the Desert. COD says Phase 1 of the Palm Springs campus is expected to be complete by late 2026. 


In the east end, an expansion and renovation of the college’s Indio campus is underway and will feature a new state-of-the-art instructional child development center. COD also plans to renovate its location in Palm Desert. Both of these projects are expected to be complete by 2024.

College of the Desert Indio Campus
College of the Desert Palm Desert Campus