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 29,476 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 40%.
  • College of DuPage is the only community colleges within Dupage County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to College of DuPage is Triton College (12.8 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 688 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
College of DuPage(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty688 staff123 staff
College of DuPage Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of College of DuPage has grown by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The College of DuPage diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment29,476 students3,999 students
College of DuPage Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio43:135:1
College of DuPage Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students10,022 students1,386 students
College of DuPage Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students19,454 students2,613 students
College of DuPage Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
College of DuPage Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
College of DuPage Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
College of DuPage Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
College of DuPage Black (2007-2016)
% White
College of DuPage White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
College of DuPage More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College of DuPage Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.510.59
College of DuPage Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
College of DuPage Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,100$31,800
College of DuPage Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $10,981 is more than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $13,081 is more than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$10,981$7,978
College of DuPage In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$13,081$10,454
College of DuPage Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%83%
College of DuPage % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$7,736
College of DuPage Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$4,000
College of DuPage Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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  • The nearest community college to College of DuPage is Triton College (12.8 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,978 per year for in-state students and $10,454 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,527 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 score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.