College of DuPage

  • 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 23,903 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

College of DuPage ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,411 teachers has grown by 159% over five years.
College of DuPage(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty1,411 staff239 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of College of DuPage has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
The College of DuPage diversity score of 0.68 is equal to the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment23,903 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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# Full-Time Students7,793 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students16,110 students2,008 students
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% Asian
12%
5%
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% Hispanic
27%
27%
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% Black
7%
13%
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% White
48%
48%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.680.68
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College Completion Rate
22%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,100$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $10,981 is more than the state average of $8,158. 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 $10,899. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$10,981$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees$13,081$10,899
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,411$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$4,549
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Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to College of DuPage is Triton College (12.6 miles away).
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  • 9,571 students | 12.60 Mi2000 5th Ave
    River Grove, IL 60171
    (708) 456-0300
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    Melrose Park, IL 60160
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  • Northwestern College
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    618 students | 15.10 Mi7725 South Harlem Avenue
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    15.10618
  • 4,439 students | 15.70 Mi3801 S Central Ave
    Cicero, IL 60804
    (708) 656-8000
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  • 13,032 students | 16.30 Mi9000 W. College Parkway
    Palos Hills, IL 60465
    (708) 974-4300
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,158 per year for in-state students and $10,899 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,031 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 89%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.