COD Transfers Perform as Well as Native UIUC Students

Students who start at College of DuPage and transfer to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are performing as well as native students, according to recent transfer data.COD students who transferred in 2009 ultimately graduated with an average GPA of 3.29, the same as juniors who began their studies at UIUC as freshmen.

The average COD 2009 cohort's graduation rate from UIUC was 81 percent, better than the average graduation rate of those who transferred to UIUC from other community colleges and other institutions.

"This is further hard evidence that students who begin their academic careers at College of DuPage go on to be just as successful as those who start at four-year institutions," said College of DuPage President Dr. Robert. L. Breuder. "The only difference is that our students graduate with less debt by tens of thousands of dollars."

Students at COD also have the option of participating in one of twelve 3+1 programs, allowing them to earn an entire bachelor's degree on the COD campus from one of the College's partner Universities. On average, a student can earn an entire bachelor's degree through the 3+1 program for less than $34,000.

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