College of DuPage

Tel: (630)942-2800
28,627 students
Public institution
The mission of College of DuPage is to be at the forefront of higher education, serving the needs of the community. The college will be the first place residents turn to for the highest quality education and cultural opportunities. The college will serve as a model of distincion for community college education.
School Highlights
College of DuPage serves 28,627 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.
College of DuPage is one of 2 community colleges within DuPage County, IL.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook (9.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 690 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
College College of DuPage Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 690 staff
61 staff
College of DuPage Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 28,627 has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment 28,627 students 1,315 students
College of DuPage Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1
College of DuPage Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 9,908 students
815 students
College of DuPage Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 18,719 students
1,061 students
College of DuPage Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
College of DuPage Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
College of DuPage Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
College of DuPage Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
College of DuPage Black (2006-2013)
% White
College of DuPage White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
College of DuPage More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
College of DuPage Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
College of DuPage Non Resident (2012-2013)
College of DuPage Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.63 0.70
College of DuPage Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $10,464 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,704 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $10,464 $5,590
College of DuPage In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,704 $10,086
College of DuPage Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 67%
College of DuPage % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • College of DuPage (C.O.D.) is the comprehensive community college for Illinois Community College District 502, located 35 miles west of downtown Chicago in the village of Glen Ellyn, IL. Since its founding in 1967, the college has graduated more than a half million students. C.O.D. has become the largest single campus community college in the Midwest. Located throughout its district and accessible online, College of DuPage is all within your reach. College of DuPage offers courses and programs that span a broad range of interests and ages. We offer more than 35 programs with degrees that transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions. C.O.D. offers two-year degrees and certificates that allow you to do so. Continuing Education offers courses for almost all ages, whether it's a one-time special interest class, seminars or those for kids and teens or older adults. Local businesses and organizations can receive training and assistance through the Business and Professional Institute. Finally, our developmental programs cover such topics as English as a Second Language, GED and citizenship. Students can combine classroom instruction, reading and homework assignments with a visit through exciting travel-study classes that offer transferable college credit. Interdisciplinary Studies offerings include the Global Studies program, in which students focus on global perspectives by completing most or their general education requirements through blended seminars offered in a team-teaching approach. The Academic Support Center (ASC) offers a variety of ways to help students, whether it's through tutoring services, skills development or assistance in reading, writing, math and speech.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,129 per year for in-state students and $10,062 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,816 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Taylor Business Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.