College of DuPage

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,300
1.85% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$5,184
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.04%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
21,939
31.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
22.9%
449 Graduates

About

College of DuPage is a higher education institution located in DuPage County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at College of DuPage were Liberal Arts & Sciences (702 degrees awarded), Biological & Physical Sciences (258 degrees), and General Studies (119 degrees).

In 2022, 2,944 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of DuPage. 58.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,538 degrees), 2.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (688 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of DuPage is $3,300, which is $−4,812 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at College of DuPage is $3,300, which is $−4,812 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,184.

In 2022, 46% of undergraduate students attending College of DuPage received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 8% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,300
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at College of DuPage was $3,300. The cost of tuition at College of DuPage is $−4,812 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,184
2022 Value
4.71%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 College of DuPage had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,184. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of College of DuPage grew by 4.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,024
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of DuPage was of $12,024 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 24.9% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
8%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

46% of undergraduate students at College of DuPage received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 8% with respect to 2021, when 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.04%
2019 Default Rate
66
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at College of DuPage was 3.04%, which represents 66 out of the 2168 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

College of DuPage had a total enrollment of 21,939 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at College of DuPage is 6,898 students and the part-time enrollment is 15,041. This means that 31.4% of students enrolled at College of DuPage are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of DuPage, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45% White, 26.2% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Asian, 7.2% Black or African American, 2.46% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.00456% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of DuPage in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (24.2%), followed by White Female (20.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of DuPage in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,939 students. The full-time enrollment at College of DuPage is 6,898 and the part-time enrollment is 15,041. This means that 31.4% of students enrolled at College of DuPage are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at College of DuPage was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), College of DuPage had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,883 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5,756 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    2,497 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at College of DuPage is 45% White, 26.2% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Asian, 7.2% Black or African American, 2.46% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.00456% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,261 students (5.75%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 512 more women than men received degrees from College of DuPage. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of DuPage is white (1,538 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (688 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at College of DuPage is Liberal Arts & Sciences (702 degrees awarded), followed by Biological & Physical Sciences (258 degrees) and General Studies (119 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at College of DuPage, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (18 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (258 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (821 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of DuPage are Registered nurses (1,429,626 people), Medical & health services managers (165,448 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (150,659 people), Physicians (144,718 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (143,954 people).

The most specialized majors at College of DuPage in 2022 are Library Science (18 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (258 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (821 degrees), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), and Health (815 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of DuPage are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at College of DuPage are Library Science (18 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (258 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (821 degrees), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), and Health (815 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of DuPage are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,588,851 people), Elementary & secondary schools (419,375 people), Outpatient care centers (270,379 people), Offices of physicians (229,644 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (203,599 people).

The most specialized majors at College of DuPage are Library Science (18 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (258 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (821 degrees), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), and Health (815 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by College of DuPage.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 702 degrees awarded
  2. 258 degrees awarded
  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at College of DuPage was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 702 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,216
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,728
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,216 degrees were awarded to men at College of DuPage, which is 0.704 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,728).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 301 degrees were awarded to men at College of DuPage in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.751 times less than the 401 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 401 degrees were awarded to men at College of DuPage in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.33 times more than the 301 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 8% of students graduating from College of DuPage completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (31.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at College of DuPage is Female and White (31.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.45% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,538 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    688 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    330 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of DuPage is white (1,538 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (688 degrees).

2.41% of degree recipients (71 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    855 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    683 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    444 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of DuPage is white female (855 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (683 degrees).

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Operations

College of DuPage has an endowment valued at nearly $15.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−43%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, College of DuPage had a total salary expenditure of 300M. College of DuPage employs 123 Professors, 85 Assistant professors and 56 Associate professors. Most academics at College of DuPage are Female Professor (64), Male Professor (59), and Female Assistant professor (55).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of DuPage are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 141 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 130 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 124 employees.

Endowment

$15.6M
2022 Endowment
13.9%
decline from 2021

College of DuPage has an endowment valued at about $15.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of College of DuPage declined 13.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.3M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$111M
2022 Salaries
3.83%
growth from 2021

In 2022, College of DuPage paid a median of $111M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($300M) and a 3.83% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.8M
Instructional Salaries
266
Number of Employees

In 2022, College of DuPage paid a total of $29.8M to 266 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
123 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
141 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of DuPage were Professor with 123 employees, Assistant professor with 85 employees, and Associate professor with 56 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of DuPage were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 141 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 130 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 124 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of DuPage was Female Professor with 64 employees, Male Professor with 59 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 55 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at College of DuPage.

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