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Study at 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 and field. Women's teams are for basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming, tennis, softball, volleyball, and track and 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.

Profile of College of DuPage

College of DuPage can be found in Glen Ellyn, IL (a large suburb). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at College of DuPage.

College of DuPage Selectivity

The school is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.


A tenure system is one way College of DuPage works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 25, 768 students were enrolled in College of DuPage. Older adults are in evidence at the school, often seeking career changing education.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The Mission of College of DuPage is to be at the forefront of higher education, serving the needs of the community. The college will be the first place residents turn to for the highest quality education and cultural opportunities. The college will serve as a model of distinction for community college education. "

College of DuPage Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts827liberal arts and sciences, general studies, library assistant, technical and business writing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine614EMT paramedic, nursing assistant, registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology341pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, phlebotomy, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, dental hygienist, nuclear medical tech, speech pathology, . . .
Mechanics and Repair231computer repair, automobile mechanics, HVAC, communications install and repair, industrial electronics tech
Medical administration147medical transcription, medical records tech, health care facilities management
Business and Management143business management, accounting technology, fashion merchandising, sales and marketing, sales, entrepreneurship
Science98biological and physical sciences
Security and Law Enforcement97criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire-fighting, fire services administration
office and Administration67administrative assistant, data entry
Engineering Technician64architectural drafting, CAD and design, robotics tech, architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, manufacturing tech
Photography and Commercial Art56commercial art, commercial photography
Construction Trades49home furnishings, fashion consultant, property management
Therapy and Counselling46physical therapist assistant, substance abuse Counselling, massage therapy
Family and Social Work36child care provider, child care management, social work
Landscaping and Horticulture35applied horticulture, landscaping, ornamental horticulture, plant nursery, greenhouse operations
Computer Science and Engineering32computer applications programming, web design, system administration
Media31desktop publishing and imaging, radio and television, photo and film tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts25chef training, pastry, restaurant and catering management
Hospitality17travel services, hotel management
Design11design and visual communication
Beauty and Cosmetology6cosmetology
Production Trades4welding
Real Estate and Construction Management2real estate
Law1legal secretary
Education and Teaching1instructional media design

Contact: College of DuPage

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

General Phone: (630) 942-2800


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