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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: 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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Success Stories: Mark Littlefield Jr.

When Mark Littlefield Jr. was in elementary school, his father, who served in the military, was involved with technical surveillance counter-measures. This sparked Littlefield’s interest in computers, which continued to grow as his family moved around the country, from Illinois to Maryland to Hawaii, among other places. In high school, he never felt comfortable and dropped out, earning his GED instead. After attending three other colleges, he came to COD and excelled in the Computer and Information Technology program. Because of his achievements, Mark was named one of the College's outstanding graduates and is now at IIT.

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Success Stories: Donna Gillespie

Although she began her professional career as a physical therapist, Donna Gillespie always kept her love for the Spanish language and culture alive through her travels and Spanish literature. Then the opportunity to study for a master's in Spanish at the Saint Louis University-Madrid campus came well into her career as a physical therapist, and she knew she couldn’t pass it up. It was a life-changing experience that led Gillespie to begin teaching Spanish, which she currently does at College of DuPage.

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