Name: College of DuPage
President: Robert Breuder
City: Glen Ellyn
Campus Setting: Suburban, Large City
Year Established: 1967
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Part Time: 61.3%
Full Time: 38.7%
African American: 7.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 10.4%
Native American: 0.3%
Quote from the President
“College of DuPage strives to provide its students with the education and skills they need to meet the demands of today’s workplace and tomorrow’s careers. COD offers remarkable opportunities for students, area businesses and community members through innovative programming and outstanding facilities that make a positive difference in the lives of all who come into contact with this remarkable institution."
College of DuPage (COD) is the second-largest provider of undergraduate education in Illinois, serving nearly 26,000 students each term. COD offers more than 90 certificates programs and degrees in occupational and technical careers, and nine associate degrees in 59 occupational and 45 transfer pre-baccalaureate programs.
Since 2009, the college has developed and implemented 49 new certificate and degree programs. In addition, COD is the first and only institution to implement a unique “3+1 program” that enables students to choose from 12 bachelor's degrees with partnering four-year institutions, with the BA/BS degree earned entirely on campus at a significantly reduced cost.
College of DuPage is nearing completion of a 12-year, $550-million building plan that includes the construction and renovation of more than one-million-square feet of educational space. Since 2006, six new facilities have been constructed on the Glen Ellyn campus, including centers on health and sciences c, culinary and hospitality, homeland security education, technical education, early childhood and student services.