impact Vol. 5, No. 1


Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Dr. Robert L. Breuder

A personal message from College of DuPage President Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Dear Neighbors,

From time to time, College of DuPage hires an independent research firm to survey community members on their perceptions of the College and how well we're meeting their needs.

Most recently (in December), Comiskey Research, Inc., a marketing and data research firm from Elmhurst, conducted a phone survey among a random sampling of District 502 residents.

The results were insightful and encouraging:

  • 82 percent of respondents said COD's tuition is a good value.
  • 66 percent said the portion of their property tax bills paid to COD is very reasonable.
  • 73 percent perceived the institution's image as very good.
  • 70 percent said COD maintains a strong academic reputation.
  • 58 percent said COD's appearance mirrors that of a major four-year institution.

Especially gratifying is COD's strong reputation and the expectations that students will attend our college.

When asked which Illinois colleges and universities come to mind, COD got the fourth-most mentions—after University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northern
Illinois University.

When asked which Illinois college or university respondents would select to attend, College of DuPage placed third behind University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Given that these questions were asked from a state rather than a local perspective, College of DuPage being in the top three or four is quite impressive.

Most impressive of all: 66 percent of the respondents have a bachelor's or advanced degree.

Our community impact would not be what it is without your support. So consider these results your results. And thank you from all of us at COD.


Robert L. Breuder

Dr. Robert L. Breuder
President, College of DuPage



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College of DuPage
425 Fawell Boulevard
Glen Ellyn IL 60137

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