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Indio, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

While there are no schools in Indio, CA, there are 16 schools located within a 50-mile radius. Learn about the top schools in several categories, including lowest net price and highest graduation rates, to find the school for you.

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The greater Indio, CA, region is home to 16 postsecondary institutions, all of which are 2-year or less-than-2-year schools. To benefit the average student seeking a more traditional college experience, we look at the private and public colleges near Indio that offer a variety of programs, comparing and contrasting them based on information taken from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Indio, California

Although there are no colleges or universities in the city of Indio itself, there are a few different types of postsecondary schools within a 50-mile radius. According to the NCES, the five traditional schools with the closest campuses to Indio are:

  • Milan Institute - Palm Desert (5.1 miles)
  • College of the Desert (7.5 miles)
  • Mayfield College (14.6 miles)
  • Brightwood College - Palm Springs (20.7 miles)
  • Copper Mountain Community College (30.3 miles)

Largest Schools near Indio, California

The schools near Indio have a great variety of different student population sizes. If you value the size of a school's student body when making your decision on where to apply, the schools with the largest student populations near Indio are:

  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (15,010 students)
  • College of the Desert (10,466 students)
  • Copper Mountain Community College (1,694 students)
  • Mayfield College (404 students)
  • Brightwood College-Palm Springs (380 students)

Lowest Net Price

The NCES calculates a school's net price by subtracting the average financial aid package given to full-time undergrads from the average cost of attendance for in-state students. These schools near Indio had the lowest net prices for the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District ($6,620)
  • Copper Mountain Community College ($9,174)
  • College of the Desert ($9,323)
  • Mayfield College ($22,046)

Highest Graduation Rates

You can understand a school's graduation rate as the percentage of a school's full-time undergraduate students who finish their degree programs within 150% of the normal time length for that degree. In 2015, the schools with the highest graduation rates near Indio were:

  • Mayfield College (95% graduation rate)
  • Brightwood College - Palm Springs (81% graduation rate)
  • Milan Institute - Palm Desert (70% graduation rate)
  • College of the Desert (29% graduation rate)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (22% graduation rate)

Factors like campus location, student population, net price and graduation rate can help students in the Indio area better compare nearby schools based on what would work best for them.

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