• 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 21,010 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 21,010 students
  • In-state tuition: $10,981
  • Out-state tuition: $13,081
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

College of DuPage ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,411 teachers has grown by 105% over five years.
College of DuPage
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,411 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of College of DuPage has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The College of DuPage diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
21,010 students
2,413 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
7,255 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
13,755 students
1,683 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of College of DuPage.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
150 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
7,255 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
13,755 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
10%
5%
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% Hispanic
21%
24%
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% Black
5%
12%
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% White
58%
53%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.61
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
12.39%
2.73%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,100
$32,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of College of DuPage and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of IL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $10,981 is more than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,081 is more than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$10,981
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$13,081
$10,688
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
72%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,839
$8,029
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in College of DuPage and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,250
$4,600
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in College of DuPage and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does College of DuPage cost?

College of DuPage's tuition is approximately $10,981 for In-State students and $13,081 for Out-State students.

What is College of DuPage's ranking?

College of DuPage ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Largest student body, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 21,010 students
  • In-state tuition: $10,981
  • Out-state tuition: $13,081
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,972 per year for in-state students and $10,688 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,695 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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