Public 2 Year

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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College of DuPage overview
Location Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Online cod.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Large Suburban
College of DuPage overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in the western suburbs of Chicago, College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, is a comprehensive community college renowned for providing a variety of educational pathways to its diverse student body. Founded in 1967, the institution currently serves as a prominent academic center in the region, offering numerous associate degree programs, vocational training, and continuing education opportunities. The campus occupies a suburban setting characterized by a modern architectural style and extensive facilities designed to support a range of academic pursuits. College of DuPage does not offer on-campus housing, reflecting its community college status with a largely local commuter population. The college's academic profile is highlighted by popular programs in health sciences, business, and culinary arts, among others. With an open admissions policy, the college provides access to higher education without the selectivity of four-year institutions. While College of DuPage maintains a variety of competitive sports teams, known as the Chaparrals, it is not particularly identified for high-profile athletic achievements in the context of national intercollegiate athletics.

College of DuPage has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  6,898 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 15,041 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,910 plus fees of $900.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for College of DuPage
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,410
Other Fees$900
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,024
Other Expenses Budget$4,410
Total One Year Cost$22,044

Illinois Resident Tuition

In State Costs for College of DuPage
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,410
Other Fees$900
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,024
Budget for Other Expenses$4,410
Total One Year Cost$27,654

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by College of DuPage students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 35%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 30%
Business 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 4%
General Studies 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144865 IPEDS survey data for College of DuPage.

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