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.

General Information

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $9,344 $9,472 $10,523 $10,112 -3.91%
Books and Supplies $1,299 $1,374 $1,463 $1,527 +4.37%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $10,643 $10,846 $11,986 $11,639 -2.90%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 878 41%
Grant or scholarship aid 588 27% $2,505,493 $4,261
• Federal grants 451 21% $1,611,212 $3,573
• Pell grants 451 21% $1,530,962 $3,395
• Other federal grants 93 4% $80,250 $863
Institutional scholarships or grants 391 18% $689,797 $1,764
Institutional grants or scholarships 124 6% $204,484 $1,649
Student loan financial aid 342 16% $1,515,619 $4,432
• Federal student loans 337 16% $1,487,425 $4,414
• Other student loans 6 0% $28,194 $4,699

All Majors and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1677 981
Agriculture 12 15
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations 12 5
Greenhouse Operations and Management 1
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 6
ornamental Horticulture 1
Plant Nursery Operations and Management 1
Turf and Turfgrass Management 1
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 68 140
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 4 28
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 4 32
Business Administration and Management 19 37
Construction Management 6
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 3
Fashion Merchandising 8 6
Hotel/motel Administration/management 7 10
Office Management and Supervision 3
Real Estate 2
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 4 1
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 5
Tourism and Travel Services Management 4
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations 7 18
Communication and Journalism Programs 9
Radio and Television 9
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 10 1
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 4
Photographic and Film/video Technology/technician and Assistant 1 1
Prepress/desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 5
Computing and Information Sciences 14 69
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 45
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 4 10
Data Entry/microcomputer Applications 10 4
System, Networking, and Lan/wan Management/manager 4
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design 6
Construction Trades 3 4
Building/property Maintenance 1 4
Electrician 2
Engineering 8
Engineering 8
Engineering Technology 18 16
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd 7 3
Cad/cadd Drafting and/or Design Technology/technician 1
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology 10
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/technicians, Other 1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 4 1
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 5
Robotics Technology/technician 1 1
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 264 500
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 22
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 11
Electrocardiograph Technology/technician 26
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 3 7
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 17
Home Health Aide/home Attendant 18
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/management 7
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 37
Massage Therapy/therapeutic Massage 2
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 31 24
Medical Transcription/transcriptionist 103
Medical/clinical Assistant 7 2
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist 17
Nursing Assistant/aide and Patient Care Assistant/aide 228
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 1
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant 18
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 104
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 40
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 14
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 4
Surgical Technology/technologist 4 17
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 109 7
Criminal Justice/police Science 62 6
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician 47
Fire Science/fire-fighting 1
Human Services 11 5
Social Work 11 5
Legal and Law Studies 5 24
Legal Assistant/paralegal 5 24
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 884
General Studies 145
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 739
Library Science 27
Library and Archives Assisting 27
Mechanics and Repairers 48 115
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 19 7
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology 1
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/technician 14 88
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 8 19
Industrial Electronics Technology/technician 6 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 122
Biological and Physical Sciences 122
Personal and Culinary Services 36 8
Cosmetology/cosmetologist 7 5
Culinary Arts/chef Training 22 2
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/manager 7 1
Precision Production Trades 4
Welding Technology/welder 4
Visual and Performing Arts 40 33
Art/art Studies 3
Commercial and Advertising Art 17
Commercial Photography 11 3
Design and Visual Communications 18
Interior Design 6 13
Music 2
Work and Family Studies 16 13
Child Care and Support Services Management 6
Child Care Provider/assistant 11 1
Child Development 1
Fashion and Fabric Consultant 5 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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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

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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

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

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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

*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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