Fact Sheet

College of DuPage Institutional Profile
  • College of DuPage is the largest single-campus community college outside of the state of California.
  • More than 25 percent of all District 502 high school graduates attend College of DuPage during their college career.
  • Each semester, around 31,000 students attend College of DuPage.
  • The Glen Ellyn campus covers 273 acres and has eleven major buildings. The Glen Ellyn campus is currently undergoing renovation and expansion through the Facilities Master Plan, which has an anticipated completion date of 2014.
  • College of DuPage has moved from a traditional model of accreditation to the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), a quality-based, continuous improvement model of accreditation through The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). This model is based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program and incorporates a review process designed to deliver clear, concrete and efficient feedback to participating institutions.
  • College of DuPage offers more than 90 certificates programs and degrees for today’s occupational and technical careers, and nine associate’s degrees in 59 occupational and 45 transfer pre-baccalaureate programs.  
  • Roughly 20 percent of students attending COD already possess a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • The College of DuPage Library maintains a collection of 245,800 books, 285,000 microfiche, 29,500 video recordings (VHS and DVD), 20,700 sound recordings (CDs), 527 current periodical subscriptions (7,900 bound periodical back files), and 18 newspapers.
  • There are more than 50 student clubs and organizations on campus.
  • College of DuPage is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (Member, North Central Association) and Academic Quality Improvement Program Participant.

Board of Trustees
Kathy A. Wessel
Chairman, Wheaton

David Carlin
Vice Chairman, Naperville

Sandy Kim
West Chicago

Allison O'Donnell

Kim Savage

Nancy Svoboda
Downers Grove

Joseph C. Wozniak

Kristin Lodygowski
(Student Trustee)

46 Administrators

273 full time
1,164 part time
12 Counselors
10 Librarians

Classified Staff
511 full time
210 part time

Dr. Robert L. Breuder

James Benté
Vice President
Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Joseph Collins
Vice President
Academic Affairs

Charles Currier
Vice President
Information Technology

Thomas J. Glaser
Vice President
Administrative Affairs and Treasurer

Sharon Mellor
Associate Vice President
Development/Executive Director of the Foundation

Mary Ann Millush
Director, Government Relations
Special Assistant to the President

Joseph Moore
Associate Vice President
External Relations

Linda Sands-Vankerk
Vice President
Human Resources

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