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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: Violet Jackson

Violet Jackson was disheartened while trying to find a job with a high school diploma, because positions either required an associate's or bachelor’s degree. As an adult student coming to college for the first time, Jackson felt like a person, not a number, at College of DuPage. Having received multiple COD Foundation scholarships, she is pursuing degrees in both Office Technology Information and Computer Information Systems.

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Success Stories: Azeam Anjum

Azeam Anjum developed an interest in science during high school, where he also enjoyed math and computer programming. After College of DuPage offered him a scholarship, Anjum researched the school and decided to apply. He's never doubted the decision. For example, Anjum was one of two science students from COD to land summer internships at Fermilab. He currently is a mechanical systems engineer for Exelon Generation at the Braidwood Nuclear Station.

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Success Stories: Jordan Guide

Jordan Guide graduated from high school one year early and, unsure of a specific major, wanted to get started on her general education coursework. Her sister had attended College of DuPage and then transferred successfully, so it was an easy decision for Guide, especially considering the affordable cost and convenient location. After earning a bachelor's degree, she returned to COD for a more creative field and selected Interior Design. She now runs her own firm, Jordan Guide Design, that services residential and commercial clients.

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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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