Over twenty-five years ago, Coachella Valley civic leaders began to call for a local public four-year college. The group's efforts lead to California State University, San Bernardino establishing a branch campus on the College of the Desert campus. From the beginning our efforts were to serve Coachella Valley students locally with programs that met local Coachella Valley needs. In 2002 we moved to our permanent location on Cook Street.
We offer our students the resources of a large,
comprehensive university through the San Bernardino
campus. At the same time, the Palm Desert Campus
offers the supportive environment of a small campus
with small classes and more opportunities for contact
with instructional faculty.
Fred E. Jandt, Dean
As of Spring 2012
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