College Of DuPage

College Of DuPage

The College of DuPage, or COD, was established in 1967 as a 2-year community college. The college enrolls over 25,000 students every year. COD offers associate's degrees in arts, science, engineering, applied science, general studies, fine arts and music. There are also several adult education, continuing education and special interest programs.

The College of DuPage's sports teams are called the Chaparrals. The men's sports include basketball, baseball, American football, swimming, golf, soccer, tennis, cross country, and track & field. Women's teams are for basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming, tennis, softball, volleyball, and track & field. The Chaparrals have won a number of NJCAA basketball championships.

COD alumnus include award winning film/ music sound mixer Michael Herbick, American comedy writer and actor Bob Odenkirk, actor and comedian Sean Hayes, and NFL football player Paul Spicer.

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College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn , IL 60137-6599
General Phone: (630) 942-2800

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College of DuPage Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts804technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, library assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine611EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing assistant, home health aide
Medical Support and Technology258speech pathology, dental hygienist, medical coding, pharmacy tech, electrocardiograph tech, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, ...
Mechanics and Repair200communications install and repair, computer repair, industrial electronics tech, HVAC, automobile mechanics
Business and Management187business management, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, sales and marketing, sales, fashion merchandising
Science130biological and physical sciences
Medical Administration104health care facilities management, medical records tech, medical transcription
Security and Law Enforcement96criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Office and Administration73data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Design64design and visual communication, interior design, illustration
Photography and Commercial Art64commercial art, commercial photography
Engineering Technician47architectural engineering tech, robotics tech, plastics engineering tech, manufacturing tech, computer systems tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Hospitality45tourism and travel, hotel management, travel services
Media39radio and television, photo and film tech, desktop publishing and imaging, platemaker/imager
Therapy and Counseling38physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling, massage therapy
Cooking and Culinary Arts32pastry, chef training, restaurant and catering management
Landscaping and Horticulture31applied horticulture, ornamental horticulture, landscaping, plant nursery
Family and Social Work30child care management, child care provider, social work
Construction Trades24fashion consultant, electrician, property management
Computer Science and Engineering23computer applications programming, web design
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate
Production Trades1welding

Number of programs and degrees for College of DuPage in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1,04932
Associate's degree1,48253
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years37837

College of DuPage Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of DuPage had a total enrollment of 25,768 students (17,125 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 6%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 12%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 25%
20-21 17%
22-24 13%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


College of DuPage Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 39 %

College of DuPage Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Glen Ellyn, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College of DuPage Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,472
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,488
Books and supplies $ 1,374

Financial Aid:
College of DuPage participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 665600)

College of DuPage Faculty

College of DuPage has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track99
Non-tenured and not on tenure track24

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year75$107,21989$105,470
Associate professoracademic year24$82,39944$83,652
Assistant professoracademic year28$67,99423$69,025
Instructoracademic year4$50,7795$51,546
All faculty totalacademic year131$92,564161$92,626

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of DuPage Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Fashion and Fabric Consultant

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Design and Visual Communications, General
Interior Design

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician
Robotics Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Social Work

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Ornamental Horticulture
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Technical and Business Writing

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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