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Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
(800) 621-7440

College of DuPage (COD) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States.

Regional accrediting agencies provide the most highly respected type of accreditation for colleges and universities, and are recognized by both the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  Some of the benefits of regional accreditation include eligibility to offer federal financial aid, acceptance of transfer credits by other regionally accredited schools, and assurance that the education is of a high-quality.



Contact Information

James Benté, Vice President
Planning & Institutional Effectiveness
(630) 942-2409