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
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Address: 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 23,903
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 17,849 (75% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,720
Out-of-state Tuition: $11,820
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 58%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,323

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

College of DuPage Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 93
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2112
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 33
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 104
Construction Trades 12
Education 22
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 157
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 63
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 2913
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 53
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Library Science 11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 64
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 65
Physical Sciences 1
Precision Production 31
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 41
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 55
Grand total 13576

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,720
Out-of-state $11,820
Books and supplies $1,384

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,129 58%
Grant or scholarship aid 902 46% $6,323
Student loan aid 372 19% $4,290

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,781 23% $5,447
Federal student loans 2,276 9% $4,662

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.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2020

Total Enrollment 23,903
Undergraduate enrollment 23,903
Graduate enrollment 0

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 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
  • Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
    • Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist
  • 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

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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