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.
COD is ranked #646 out of 2,238 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when COD held the #743 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Out of the 87 colleges in Illinois, COD is ranked at #31.
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.
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.
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%.
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%.
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.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
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.
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%.
Contact details for COD are given below.
|Address:||425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599|
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|
*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.