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College of DuPage Overview

Located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, College of DuPage is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Glen Ellyn makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is College of DuPage Known For?

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  • The 3% student loan default rate at COD is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at COD.
  • In <nil>, 21% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, COD bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $45,341 a year. That's about 11% more than their peers at other schools.

Where Is College of DuPage?


Contact details for COD are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Phone: 630-942-2800

How Do I Get Into COD?

You can apply to COD online at:

College of DuPage has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford College of DuPage?

19% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At COD, approximately 19% of students took out student loans averaging $4,610 a year. That adds up to $18,440 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at COD is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

College of DuPage Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,887 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,849 undergraduate students at COD, with 6,887 being full-time and 13,962 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 6,887 full-time undergraduates at COD, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of DuPage students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 873
Black or African American 549
Hispanic or Latino 1,720
White 3,164
International Students 138
Other Races/Ethnicities 443

Over 53 countries are represented at COD. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at College of DuPage

7,765 Took All Classes Online
13,379 Took At Least One Class Online
134.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 13,379 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at COD has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of COD

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at College of DuPage was 134.5%. This is the #357 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at COD regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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