College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn
IL, 60137-6599
Tel: (630)942-2800
26,156 students
Public institution

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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 26,156 students (37% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 38%.
College of DuPage is one of 3 community colleges within Du Page County, IL.
The nearest community college is City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College (20.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
College of DuPage Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 26,156 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has increased from 45:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment
26,156 students
1,283 students
College of DuPage Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
9,628 students
832 students
College of DuPage Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 16,528 students
1,020 students
College of DuPage Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
College of DuPage sch enrollment College of DuPage sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
9%
2%
College of DuPage Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
10%
7%
College of DuPage Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
5%
12%
College of DuPage Black (2006-2012)
% White
75%
66%
College of DuPage White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
College of DuPage More (2011-2012)
College of DuPage sch ethnicity College of DuPage sta ethnicity
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. 0.42 0.45
College of DuPage Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $10,336 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,576 is more than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $10,336 $5,940
College of DuPage In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,576 $10,075
College of DuPage Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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