Palo Verde College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Blythe, CA

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How much is the Palo Verde tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Palo Verde's tuition & fees is $1,288 for California residents and $12,880 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $25,174 for California residents and $36,766 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Palo Verde Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,288
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,880
Books & Supplies Costs$2,178
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$3,924
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,202
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,665

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Palo Verde' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $13,259.
Palo Verde College$1,288$12,880
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Palo Verde and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Palo Verde CollegeBlythe, CA$1,288$12,880
Allan Hancock CollegeSanta Maria, CA$1,156$9,436
College of the CanyonsSanta Clarita, CA$1,176$11,232
Contra Costa CollegeSan Pablo, CA$1,312$9,012
Cuesta CollegeSan Luis Obispo, CA$1,340$11,000
Cuyamaca CollegeEl Cajon, CA$1,340$10,636
East Los Angeles CollegeMonterey Park, CA$1,238$10,130
Evergreen Valley CollegeSan Jose, CA$1,366$8,718
Golden West CollegeHuntington Beach, CA$1,196$11,084
Irvine Valley CollegeIrvine, CA$1,156$10,996
Lassen Community CollegeSusanville, CA$1,144$8,224

Financial Aid and COA

At Palo Verde College, 2,283 students (55%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $1,737.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Palo Verde is $35,029 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 57 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,160.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$25,174$36,766
Tuition & Fees$1,288$12,880
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,886$23,886
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,437$35,029
Average Financial Aid$1,737$1,737
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,28355%$1,737
Pell Grants2035%$3,437
Federal Student Loan00%-
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid5797%-
Grants or Scholarships5797%$5,160
Federal Grants2949%$6,257
Pell Grants2339%$4,225
Other Federal Grants2441%$3,511
State/Local Grants5492%$2,086
Institutional Grants0--
Student Loan Aid0--
Federal Student Loans0--
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2323$7,670
110,001 or more00-

Student Population

Palo Verde College has a total of 4,639 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 3,641 male students and 511 female students attending Palo Verde. The school offers online degree programs and 2,346 students enrolled online exclusively (50.57% of all students).
Undergraduate4,152 3,641511

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressOne College Drive, Blythe, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered42 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population4,639
Graduation Rate30%
Transfer-out Rate12%
Retention Rate59% (Full-time), 44% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate24 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties31 (Full-time), 69 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs96 (Full-time), 85 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$83,200
Average Staff Salary$75,673