National University

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

National University stands apart from other colleges near Twentynine Palms, California, by offering flexible one-month classes onsite at the Twentynine Palms Marine Base. As a MCAGCC Twentynine Palms military student, you can enroll in classes on location, online, or a combination of both.

The National University Twentynine Palms Learning Center degree programs include Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration.

Contact us today to learn more about the MCAGCC Twentynine Palms Learning Center.

Irem Ozbilen
Associate Director,
Military Center
Naval Centers
(619) 563-7356

California State University San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus

37-500 Cook Street
Palm Desert, CA 92211
(760) 341-2883
Fax: (909) 537-8180

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.

The faculty and staff of the Palm Desert Campus are committed to your success, committed to serving the Coachella Valley, and committed to maintaining an environment on campus that honors diversity and provides all students the opportunities to fulfill their dreams of a higher education.

Student Profile

As of Spring 2012

Number of Students

Post Baccalaureate and Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

67% Female
33% Male


African American 3%
Asian 4%


American Indian or Alaskan Native .4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific-Islander .2%
Non-Resident Alien 2%
Two or More Races 2%
Other/Unknown 13%
White 29%

Students Working
80% Work Full-Time

Average Age- Undergraduate
29 years old

Median Age- Undergraduate
25 years old

Average Age-Post Baccalaureate and Graduate Student
39 years old

Median Age-Post Baccalaureate and Graduate Student
34 years old


Academic Program Statistics

Bachelor's Degree Programs
Art: Graphic Arts & Marketing
Business Administration: Accounting
Business Adminstration: Management
Career and Technical Studies
Criminal Justice
Liberal Studies
Nursing: RN
Nursing: RN to BSN
Nutrition and Food Sciences

Credential Programs
Education Administration, Tier 1
Designated Subjects: Career and Technical Studies
Multiple Subject
Single Subject
Reading Specialist

Graduate Programs
Career and Technical Education
Education Administration
Education Leadership (doctorate)
Reading/Language Arts
Special Education
Public Administration

Largest Undergraduate Majors
(listed from most popular)
Nursing (RN and RN to BSN)
Liberal Studies
Criminal Justice
Business: Management
Business: Accounting

City of Student Residence
Bermuda Dunes 2.1%
Cathedral City 9.2%
Coachella 7.5%
Desert Hot Springs 4.4%
Indio 17%
La Quinta 9.7%
Mecca 2.2%
Palm Desert 10.5%
Palm Springs 3.9%
Rancho Mirage 3.4%
Thermal 1.7%
Yucca Valley 1.4%


A Campus For You

Whether you're looking to enhance your professional skills or complete one of our many degree, credential or certificate programs, you'll find everything you need at the Palm Desert Campus. Our commitment to quality and small class size allow us to provide an educational experience that is enriching, as well as convenient.

Like our parent campus in San Bernardino, our schedule operates on the quarter system (Fall, Winter and Spring) which means courses are typically 11 weeks long. We also offer summer term.

For more information about our campus, specific program, or admissions, please send a request for information to: 37500 Cook Street Palm Desert, CA 92211 or call (760) 341-2883. To directly apply for admissions, to go You can also watch this admissions video to learn more about PDC.

As a satellite campus of CSUSB, students can take advantage of resources at the main campus in San Bernardino, as well as the Palm Desert Campus. We also offer a variety of weekday, evening and Saturday courses. When you combine these components with our commitment to providing first-rate education, the result is a comfortable student environment conducive to learning.

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Send the completed form to:
37500 Cook Street
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Academic degree-completion programs available at CSUSB's Palm Desert Campus

Bachelor's Degree Programs

  • Art: Graphic Design and Marketing (proposed)
  • Business Administration with concentrations in:
    1. Accounting
    2. Management
  • Career and Technical Education
    1. BS in Career and Technical Studies (Two Year Transfer Program)
    2. BA in Career and Technical Studies
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • History
  • Liberal Studies (ideal for future elementary teachers)
  • Nursing

    1. BSN

    2. RN to BSN

  • Nutrition (proposed)

  • Psychology

    Certificate Programs

    • Reading
    • Math Authorization
    • TESOL

    Credential Programs

    • Education Administration, Tier 1
    • Designated Subjects, Career and Technical Studies
    • Multiple Subject
    • Reading Specialist
    • Single Subject

    Graduate Programs

    • Accountancy
    • Education

      1. Career and Technical Studies

      2. Education Administration

      3. Education Leadership (Doctorate)

      4. Reading/Language Arts

      5. Special Education

    • Public Administration

Majors & Programs

The Palm Desert Campus of CSUSB offers a number of outstanding academic programs, and our aim is to give our Coachella Valley students ready access to courses through scheduling at convenient evening and weekend times, and by offering many courses in an online mode. We offer 10 Bachelor's degree programs and 10 Master's degree or Credential programs. As the attractive new campus for California State University, San Bernardino we work closely with our academic departments to ensure our classes are offered to place students' success first.

At Palm Desert Campus you will enjoy a variety of approaches to learning. For instance, approximately 15% of our courses are distance learning classes. This means that classes are joined through interactive closed circuit television between San Bernardino and Palm Desert, allowing students at either location to learn and participate in class without the hassle of a long commute. We also offer online classes where students communicate with the instructor and other students learning in a digital, online format. While Palm Desert embraces these instructional technologies, traditional, face-to-face instruction dominates and makes for a comfortable small campus atmosphere where close interactions between and among faculty and students is the norm.

Take a close look at the various undergraduate, graduate, and credential programs listed on the left hand side of this page. You are sure to find programs that interest you and that fit your career goals. If you have questions about our undergraduate degrees, please contact Ruth Howell or (760) 341-2883 ext. 78110. For the graduate and credential programs, please contact Alice Pedersen with Palm Desert Campus College of Education Office at (760) 341-2883 ext. 78109 or (909) 537-8109.

We hope you choose your very own local university, California State University, San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus where you study at one of the great university systems in a convenient atmosphere with the small college feel!

California State University
San Bernardino
Palm Desert Campus
37-500 Cook Street
Palm Desert, CA 92211
(760) 341-2883
Fax: (909) 537-8180

From Indio
Take the I-10 Freeway west toward Los Angeles
Take the Cook Street exit
Turn left onto Cook Street
Go south on Cook Street past Gerald Ford Avenue
Turn Left onto Berger Drive West
From San Bernardino
Take the I-10 Freeway east toward Indio
Take the Cook Street exit
Turn right onto Cook Street
Go south on Cook Street past Gerald Ford Avenue
Turn Left onto Berger Drive West


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  • Indian Wells Center for Educational Excellence
  • Indian Wells Theater
  • Palm Desert Health Sciences Building


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