Name: College of DuPage
President/CEO: Robert L. Breuder
City: Glen Ellyn
Campus Setting: Suburban, Large City
Year Established: 1967
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 26,722
Part Time: 61.3%
Full Time: 38.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 10.4%
Native American: 0.3%
Robert L. Breuder
Quote from the President
"College of DuPage does an outstanding job of balancing academic excellence with fiscal responsibility. In these difficult economic times, it is important to continually review what our community needs while making sure we are financially secure to meet these demands. The physical transformation of our campus and new academic endeavors such as our 3+1 programs have combined to position College of DuPage as a premier provider of higher education, both now and in the future."
- The college has partnered with premiere universities to offer 10 unique 3+1 bachelor degree programs that offer students an affordable, convenient option for earning their four-year degree. Students complete the entire degree on the College of DuPage (COD) campus, with the first three years taught by COD faculty and the fourth year taught by partner university faculty members.
- The college has implemented a comprehensive facilities master plan. Since 2006, six new state-of-the-art facilities have been constructed, including the health and sciences center, culinary and hospitality center, homeland security education center, technical education center, early childhood center and student services center. In addition, five existing facilities are undergoing major renovations. The end result will be more than one million square feet of newly constructed or renovated space.
- The college has been named the first community college recipient of the Governor's Award for Excellence in Education by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. The award reflects its work in exceeding basic offerings and whose accomplishments in veteran-friendly programs significantly impact the overall experience of the student veteran community. In addition, the veterans counseling certificate meets a growing demand for professionals trained to handle the unique issues faced by veterans.
- The health and science center is home to the first CT scanner on a community college campus in the nation. As a result, College of DuPage developed and now offers the computed tomography advanced certificate program.