High Desert Medical College in Lancaster

Lancaster, CA

High Desert Medical College offers 12-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. 8.6% are women, and 91.4% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at High Desert Medical College is 38338$, that is above national average. 100% of full-time High Desert Medical College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The High Desert Medical College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, High Desert Medical College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$37,767
$30,001 - $48,000$40,794
$48,001 - $75,000$40,794
$75,001 - $110,000--



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


218 of High Desert Medical College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 99 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes High Desert Medical College number 393 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in California.

Students at High Desert Medical College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a pell grants.

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in High Desert Medical College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


High Desert Medical College graduation rate is above the national average.

100% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to High Desert Medical College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at High Desert Medical College is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In High Desert Medical College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at High Desert Medical College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 701 West Avenue K, Suite 123 address in Lancaster, California.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of High Desert Medical College with 0.95% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

High Desert Medical College offers 12 programs in total: 6 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 6 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 223 universities in Los Angeles county. High Desert Medical College is one of the few institutions in Los Angeles that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the California state average data to help you compare.


High Desert Medical College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 237 students with 14061 both contact and credit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for High Desert Medical College

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Overall Rating:

Don’t waste your time or money in this school. The staff are very unprofessional. they are more concern on what you are wearing, instead of actually educationing the students. the ultrasound program is the largest and the most expensive, yet the machines they trained on don’t work or outdated. The instructors never last because the school sucks! And they have these meeting every so often and they have you sitting on floor while the director who is annoying as hell with her “Woo hoo”, speaks and they give out these awards for showing up to class everyday. I thought it was a “college” not 3rd grade. If you are going to spend 37,000$ on this school, you might as well buy a car with the money and get the hell out of Bakersfield

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To whom this may concern ,I’m honestly disappointed with the instruction and materials provided by HDMC. A lot goes on campus and not much is done by administration. Each student in the UT program invest a big amount of money to this school yet we don’t have the sufficient equipment to practice our hands on training. To start off instructors teach a module they’re not specialized in and teach it when they have no clue what they’re instructing us when it comes to the hands on training. Our ultrasound machines are very out dated , old and broken. Ut is the the biggest program at this school yet theres more Ut students then ultrasound machines to scan on . Certain instructor has very poor work ethic always talking bad about her students to the other instructor when other students can hear her. As a student I don’t feel comfortable to approach my instructor if help is needed when she talks bad about us among other instructors. Another unethical habit certain instructor does is put her students on the spot with personal information when it was told to her confidential.From the looks of it HDMC overall has been focused on expanding by opening more campuses. When they’re losing main focusing on providing proper instructors to teach material, have proper maintenance done on campus and having enough equipments for the number of students.

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It amazes me how many complaints I am reading. My boyfriend attended this school. I saw a lot of students who didn't put ANY effort into their work let alone apply themselves. Most of the students in that place complained about EVERYTHING, or didn't show up. There were more failures than graduates. High Desert MAKES you do the work and cuts people no slack. If they're treating you like a child, it is probably because you're acting like one. This is college, not high school. My boyfriend graduated with a 98%, High Desert treated my boyfriend like a KING. The student loan process was easier than getting a car loan. My boyfriend plans on going back to further himself in the medical field. I wouldn't want him going anywhere else. The teachers and staff really care about their students and make sure no one is left out of the loop. They assisted my boyfriend in landing a job and an awesome internship.

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This school is ridiculous. You get treated like a child. The have incompetent teachers that don't know anything. This one teacher called Vikky is not qualified to teach. She doesn't know anything and is a pathetic liar. She is not knowledgable at all. You pay 37,000 in tuition and they hire teachers that aren't qualified. The management doesn't care because multiple reports have been made about her and they have done nothing about it. She is very unprofessional and immature. She is always talking about students and bullies students all the time. She creates an unhealthy and unstable learning environment. If you want that for yourself and future feel free to enroll in HDMC. Good luck

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More interested in what you're wearing then actually educating. Multiple staff members are unprofessional and immature. Certain instructors are easily offended, distracted, display blatant favoritism, and moody. Feels more like a high school then higher education institution. Upper level administration makes excuses for staff when approached with concerns. If you're looking for a no nonsense, straight forward educational experience this is not the place for you.

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Location & Website

Address: 701 West Avenue K, Suite 123


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6619409300

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: hdmedcollege.com

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