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College of DuPage Overview

College of DuPage is a public institution located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. 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?

4,522 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at COD.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 22% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is College of DuPage?

Location of 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
Website: www.cod.edu

How Do I Get Into COD?

You can apply to COD online at: https://www.cod.edu/

College of DuPage has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford College of DuPage?

14% Take Out Loans
13.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At COD, approximately 14% of students took out student loans averaging $4,089 a year. That adds up to $16,356 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at COD is 13.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

College of DuPage Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,857 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,900 undergraduate students at COD, with 7,857 being full-time and 17,043 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  COD

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,857 full-time undergraduates at COD, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  COD

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of COD Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 978
Black or African American 581
Hispanic or Latino 1,826
White 3,913
International Students 171
Other Races/Ethnicities 388

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

2,382 Took All Classes Online
5,854 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,854 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.

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Online Growth Rankings of COD

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at College of DuPage was -0.6%. This is the #2,241 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially 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%.

College of DuPage Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,277 0 1,277
Allied Health Professions 220 94 93 407
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 268 0 112 380
Biological & Physical Science 0 290 0 290
Business Administration & Management 147 81 0 228
Computer Systems Networking 99 48 2 149
Design & Applied Arts 71 62 12 145
Nursing 0 110 0 110
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 39 37 14 90
Health & Medical Administrative Services 73 13 0 86
Accounting 46 24 14 84
Computer Programming 71 9 0 80
Data Entry 13 59 0 72
Hospitality Management 32 28 4 64
Information Technology 49 5 4 58
Culinary Arts 26 31 0 57
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 5 24 24 53
General Engineering 0 45 0 45
Precision Metal Working 14 9 20 43
Library & Archives Assisting 0 12 30 42
Horticulture 22 12 6 40
American Sign Language 32 6 0 38
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 1 18 17 36
Legal Support Services 0 11 25 36
Electronics Engineering Technology 30 4 0 34
General Sales & Marketing 1 20 11 32
Graphic Communications 0 24 7 31
Cosmetology 0 17 14 31
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 30 0 0 30
Human Resource Management 29 0 0 29
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 19 8 2 29
Social Work 1 15 13 29
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 8 19 27
Fire Protection 4 23 0 27
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 11 14 1 26
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 24 2 26
Dental Support Services 0 25 0 25
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 9 10 5 24
Human Development & Family Studies 8 13 3 24
Mental & Social Health Services 4 12 7 23
Communication Sciences 7 12 0 19
Industrial Production Technology 9 5 4 18
Construction Management 0 8 7 15
Computer Engineering Technology 15 0 0 15
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 13 0 13
Business Support & Assistant Services 9 2 1 12
Entrepreneurial Studies 10 0 0 10
Computer Software & Applications 6 0 4 10
Textile & Apparel Studies 2 5 1 8
Homeland Security 1 1 5 7
Geography & Cartography 6 0 0 6
Agricultural Mechanization 5 0 0 5
Writing Studies 4 0 0 4
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 0 4 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 3 0 3
Agricultural Production 1 1 0 2
Audiovisual Communications 0 2 0 2
Building Management & Inspection 0 2 0 2
Health & Physical Education 2 0 0 2
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 2 0 0 2
General Social Sciences 2 0 0 2
Music 0 2 0 2
Teaching Assistants 1 0 0 1
Human Services 0 0 1 1
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,456 2,578 488 4,522

References

*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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