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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: Maddy Peterson

Maddy Peterson is the first person to jump in and help people. She chose College of DuPage because she knew its Emergency Medical Services programming was strong. After completing the Trauma Assessment, Pediatric Assessment and Paramedic Transition courses at COD, she tested into and interviewed for a seat in Good Samaritan’s program and was accepted. Currently she works as a full-time paramedic through Metro for the Elmhurst Fire Department and is a part-time firefighter/paramedic for the Glen Ellyn Fire Department.

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Success Stories: Ben Pohl

Ben Pohl spent his sophomore and junior years in high school working with his father on his first car, a 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle that had sat unused in a barn for 15 years. But after earning a bachelor's degree in recreational therapy and holding a series of prestigious jobs, he discovered he wasn't happy. Pohl came to College of DuPage after discovering the Automotive Technology program and loved what he found. Currently he is finishing a second bachelor's degree at Southern Illinois University that will prepare him for a new career that reflects his passion for cars.

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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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