College of Dupage

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School Overview

College of DuPage, commonly known as COD, is a two-year higher education institution in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. College of DuPage has branch campuses in Westmont, West Chicago, Naperville, Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, and Addison.

The first of its kind in the entire Midwest, DuPage’s Homeland Security Education Center spans nearly 70,000 square feet and serves as headquarters for the Fire Science and Emergency Medical Service programs, the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy, the COD Police Department, and the Criminal Justice program. The center incudes laboratories for Immersive Interior Training, forensics, cybercrime, and SCBA training, as well as a mock courtroom.

DuPage’s Culinary and Hospitality Center encompasses 60,000 square feet and is home to a culinary amphitheater, two public gourmet restaurants, a hotel managed by Hospitality students, kitchens and bakeries, and COD’s television station and video production departments.

College of DuPage Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(630) 942-2800
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:26,901
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:21,269 (79% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,660
Out-of-state Tuition:$11,760
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:68%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,129

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

College of DuPage Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at College of DuPage.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences71
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1611
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services43
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services94
Construction Trades12
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields137
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences63
Health Professions and Related Programs2612
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service63
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Library Science11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians44
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Personal and Culinary Services74
Physical Sciences1
Precision Production2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions31
Social Sciences2
Visual and Performing Arts55
Grand total11769

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at College of DuPage.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at College of DuPage and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,420

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,48368%
Grant or scholarship aid94443%$5,129
Student loan aid1,27658%$4,786

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,19125%$4,436
Federal student loans8,59030%$5,802

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for College of DuPage. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled College of DuPage students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

College of DuPage Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment26,901
Undergraduate enrollment26,901
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

College of DuPage Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

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