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Serving a Large Community

More than 25 percent of all District 502 high school graduates attend College of DuPage during their college career.

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A Diverse Student Body

Each semester, around 26,000 students attend College of DuPage.

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Explore a Vast Campus

The Glen Ellyn campus covers 273 acres and has eleven major buildings.

Success Stories: Santino Cardoso

Santino Cardoso’s lifelong dream was to work in the hospitality industry. After earning his associate’s degree in Restaurant Management, Cardoso finished his bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management through COD’s 3+1 agreement with Roosevelt University. His resume includes working as the restaurant manager for the Kempinski Residences and Suites in Doha, Qatar, where he was in the exclusive Z Lounge with panoramic views of the city.

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Success Stories: Nahiris Bahamón Fernández

As a teenager in Colombia, Nahiris Bahamón Fernández had to stop her studies when her family moved to the U.S. due to political upheaval. She enrolled at College of DuPage, where she participated in the Undergraduate Research Collaborative, a five-year initiative funded by the National Science Foundation that provided research opportunities for two-year college students. She is now a pediatrician at Esperanza Health Center in Chicago.

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Success Stories: Matt Miltonberger

Matt Miltonberger initially took College of DuPage dual credit courses while in high school, and he didn’t want to go anywhere else. He received a hands-on educational experience in the Motion Picture/Television program and was constantly learning new aspects of film, animation and TV news.

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Success Stories: Chanbopha Loera

When Chanbopha Loera came to the U.S. for the first time, she was hardly able to speak or write a word in English. When she later returned, armed with a high school diploma from Cambodia, she enrolled in an ESL class at College of DuPage. After passing the GED, she earned both the Clerical Accounting Certificate and Accounting Certificate and then her associate’s degree in Accounting. She is now pursuing her bachelor's degree through COD's 3+1 program.

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