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.
College of DuPage places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 688 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|College of DuPage||(IL) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||688 staff||123 staff|
|Total Enrollment||29,476 students||3,999 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||43:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||10,022 students||1,386 students|
|# Part-Time Students||19,454 students||2,613 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$39,100||$31,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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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We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.