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College of DuPage Data & Information Overview

115 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
10% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is College of DuPage Ranked?

#778 Best Colleges in Nation
#35 Best Colleges in IL
General Studies Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

College of DuPage was awarded 115 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general studies.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked COD as #778 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

COD is also ranked #35 out of 85 schools in Illinois.

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Is It Hard to Get Into COD?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into College of DuPage since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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College of DuPage Faculty

19 to 1 Student to Faculty
22% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At College of DuPage, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of DuPage is 22%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  22 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of DuPage

65% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at College of DuPage is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 out of 100

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College of DuPage Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,255 Full-Time Undergraduates
47.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
51.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 21,010 undergraduates at COD with 7,255 being full-time and 13,755 being part-time.

How Much Does College of DuPage Cost?

$6,382 Net Price
19% Take Out Loans
$18,440 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of COD is $6,382. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for COD

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$3,797 $4,907 $8,624 $10,899 $11,574

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of COD, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 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 9.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do COD Graduates Make?

$43,879 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from COD make around $43,879 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future COD graduates since it is 3% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of College of DuPage

Illinois State
7,255 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
College of DuPage is a public institution situated in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Glen Ellyn is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for COD are given below.

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

College of DuPage Majors

52 Majors With Completions
2,258 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at College of DuPage along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at COD

64% Take At Least One Class Online
37% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 13,379 students took at least one online class at College of DuPage. This is a decrease from the 17,553 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 13,379 7,765
2019-2020 17,553 15,396
2018-2019 6,054 2,419
2017-2018 5,854 2,382
2016-2017 5,848 2,402

Learn more about online learning at College of DuPage.

Notes and 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.


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