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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: Basia Reed

Basia Reed developed a love of animals while growing up with her family’s pets – which included cats, one dog and two ferrets – and she wanted to dedicate herself to improving the lives of people’s pets. Named a Presidential Scholar at College of DuPage, she realized the value of attending COD and how it could fit into her career goals. Reed, who was accepted into three veterinary programs, currently is at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pursuing her dream career.

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Success Stories: Brandon Smith

When Brandon Smith's wife was six months pregnant with their second child, he rushed her to the hospital when she experienced excruciating pain in her abdomen. Thankfully, everything turned out well, and it was during his wife’s recovery that Smith began thinking about a career in nursing. Having earned associate and bachelor's degrees, he now works in the ER at AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village.

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Success Stories: Aby Cardenas Arcila

Aby Cardenas Arcila had imagined making her own clothes since the age of 12. She chose College of DuPage because she was looking for schools with fashion programs that were also affordable. During her first summer in the program, she began to volunteer once a month at Bridal Boutique by New Name, which sells donated wedding dresses and uses the profits to support women who are victims of sex trafficking. Cardenas Arcila earned an Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Design and, in doing so, she was named one of the College’s Outstanding Graduate finalists.

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Success Stories: Jeff Judycki

Jeff Judycki was working as a wetland ecologist when he wanted to expand his knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS), which he began using to perform his daily management activities. He pursued the GIS certificate offered through College of DuPage's Geography program. Having completed the program, he secured a position at bp Americas and currently is a GIS administrator for U.S. pipelines and logistics.

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