College of Dupage

Glen Ellyn, IL
College of Dupage

Brief Description

Spread across 273 acres within the suburban setting of Glen Ellyn in Illinois, the College of DuPage (COD) is a two-year community college that serves students residing in District 502 of DuPage County, Cook County, and Will County. COD also has higher educational facilities in Addison, Naperville, Westmont, Bloomingdale, West Chicago, and Carol Stream. First officially established in 1967, the College of DuPage has expanded over recent years to undergo an architectural and landscape renaissance to accommodate the more than 29,000 enrolled students. Recent expansions have included the Homeland Security Education Center, which is the first of its kind in the Midwest, and the Culinary Hospitality Center with a six-room boutique hotel run by students within the Hospitality program.

As the second largest provider of undergraduate education in the state of Illinois, College of DuPage offers more than 90 certificate programs, 59 associate's degree programs, and 45 transfer pre-baccalaureate programs. All COD programs have been fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Perhaps the most highly regarded programs at the College of DuPage are within the Department of Architecture, which prepares students to transfer their rigorous credits to some of the best architecture schools in the nation. The COD Meteorology Department is also distinguished as one of the most unique programs to offer college credit for storm chasing.

Inspired by the fact that early students at the College of DuPage had to run from building to building to attend their classes, the college adopted the mascot of the chaparral, which is a long-legged roadrunner bird. The COD Chaparrals are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. In 2010, the College of DuPage men's outdoor track and field team won the national NJCAA Championship and the women's tennis team brought home the Division III NJCAA Championship.

Since its humble beginnings in 1967, the College of DuPage has grown in breadth and stature to stand proudly as one of the finest community colleges in the nation. Among the most notable alumni Chaparrals include actor John Belushi, talk show host Steven Best, Big Brother winner Andy Herren, actress Marisol Nichols, Olympian Tom Pukstys, and NFL defensive lineman Paul Spicer. As a participant in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) from the HLC, the College of DuPage continues to make progressive plans for a bright academic future.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 28862

Total institution enrollment: 28862

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

College of Dupage
425 22nd St.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


(630) 942-2800


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 43%

Female undergraduate population: 57%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's

Accounting Technician
Alcohol / Drug Abuse Counseling
Architectural Drafting
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Baker / Pastry Chef
Biological And Physical Sciences
Building / Property Maintenance And Management
Business Administration And Management
Business Computer Programming / Programm
Child Care Provider / Assistant
Commercial Photography
Computer Maintenance Technology / Technician
Design And Visual Communications
Desktop Publishing Equipment Operator
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technician
Educational / Instructional Media Technology
Elder Care Provider / Companion
Electrical Electronic / Communications Engineer
Electromechanical Instrumentation / Maintenance
Emergency Medical Technology / Technician
Fashion And Fabric Consultant
Fashion Merchandising
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
Food And Beverage / Restaurant Operations
General Distribution Operations
General Selling Skills And Sales Operations
General Studies
Greenhouse Operations And Management
Health Professions And Related Sciences
Heating And Refrigeration
Home Furnishings / Equipment Installers
Horticulture Services Operations And Management
Hotel / Motel And Restaurant Management
Industrial Electronics Installer And Repair
Industrial Manufacturing Technology / Technician
Landscaping Operations And Management
Law Enforcement / Police Science
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Library Assistant
Lithographer And Platemaker
Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Technician
Mechanical Typesetter And Composer
Medical Radiologic Technology / Technician
Medical Records Technology / Technician
Medical Transcription
Nuclear Medical Technology / Technician
Nurse Assistant / Aide
Nursery Operations And Management
Nursing Rn Training
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Office Supervision And Management
Ornamental Horticulture Operations And Management
Physical Therapy Assistant
Plastics Technology / Technician
Printing Press Operator
Public Administration And Services Other
Real Estate
Respiratory Therapy Technician
Robotics Technology / Technician
Surgical / Operating Room Technician
Tool And Die Maker / Technologist
Travel Services Marketing Operations
Turf Management
Welder / Welding Technologist