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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: David Mayhew

Before becoming a professional photographer, David Mayhew worked as an engineer and it was a job that brought him to Chicago. Working and living in the Chicago area also led him to College of DuPage and Meteorology Professor Paul Sirvatka’s storm-chasing courses, where he traveled up to 1,000 miles in a day searching for supercell storms – often the cause of tornados – from Mexico to South Dakota. David made the transition from engineer to full-time photographer and is now in Fort Collins, Colo., still chasing storms but also focusing on the mountains and the scenic Southwest.

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Success Stories: Judy Wrobel

As a child, Judy Wrobel had a speech-language pathologist in preschool, which sparked a desire that led to her future career. She attended Saint Xavier University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Then she began looking for another option to complement her degree and discovered the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program at College of DuPage, where she was recognized for academic excellence by discipline.

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Success Stories: Pete Surges

As a boy, Pete Surges liked to draw—and most of the time, cars were his favorite subject. After high school his fascination turned to fixing cars. Pete worked as an auto mechanic for six years until he was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. He decided to tap into his artistic skills and enrolled in the College of DuPage Graphic Design program, which he felt was the best in the Chicago area. He now works for Billet Specialties, a company that manufactures wheels and accessories for hot rods, street rods and muscle cars.

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Success Stories: Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz

Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz graduated in 2006 with an associate’s degree in Marketing. Since then, her career has skyrocketed. Her dream had always been to be an entrepreneur, so she started her own marketing and public relations firm. Today, her client list includes Fortune 500 companies and she has earned many accolades along the way: the Emerging Leader Award from the Chicago Association of Direct Marketing, both the Entrepreneurial Excellence and Influential Women in Business awards from the Daily Herald Business Ledger, and was a finalist for Latina Entrepreneur of the Year by the Chicago Latino Network. In 2014, Jacqueline founded The Fig Factor Foundation to help future Latina leaders ages 15 to 25.

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