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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, more than 24,000 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: Pamela Campos

When Pamela Campos sprained her ankle playing soccer in high school, she needed surgery when the injury did not heal well. This was followed by physical therapy, during which Campos appreciated the skill and care demonstrated by her therapist. After earning her bachelor’s degree, she applied to graduate school three times to become a physical therapist. Unfortunately, she was rejected each time. Campos adjusted her plan and came to College of DuPage and was accepted into the Physical Therapist Assistant program. She successfully graduated in 2020 and was named one of COD's two outstanding graduates.

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Success Stories: Areeb Kidwai

The academic success that Areeb Kidwai achieved at COD was the opposite of his experience in high school, where his GPA was 2.11 after his sophomore year and his behavior was anything but ideal. When he enrolled at COD, it was his only option but provided a fresh start. Kidwai made the most of this second chance and in 2020 was named one of COD's two outstanding graduates. He is now a psychology major at the University of Minnesota.

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Success Stories: Joyce Koenig

After starting to pursue a Nursing degree at College of DuPage in 2005, Joyce Koenig put her education on hold due to a variety of factors. First, she and her family moved out of district. Then the recession hit, and she began working full-time while caring for her children and her mother, who had dementia. When her family moved back to DuPage County, Koenig returned to COD but had reservations about restarting her college education. With encouragement from her family and several scholarships from the COD Foundation, Koenig earned her degree and now works at AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center in its Labor and Delivery department.

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Success Stories: Victor Barrón

After Victor Barrón graduated from West Chicago Community High School, he enrolled at College of DuPage with plans to pursue a career in hotel management. A first-generation college student, he struggled academically due to a lack of knowledge of the curriculum and GPA system, and he decided to drop out. At the time, he held a job as a surgical aide at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, primarily assisting the nurses and surgical staff in cleaning rooms and caring for patients. Victor eventually became interested in the work performed in the operating room and returned to COD to enter the Surgical Technology program. Today he is coordinator of Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital’s da Vinci Xi® Surgical System.

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