College of DuPage

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,124
0.97% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,388
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.7%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
23,903
32.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
21.7%
469 Graduates

About

College of DuPage is a higher education institution located in DuPage County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of DuPage were .

In 2019, 4,522 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of DuPage. 56% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,698 degrees), 3.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (878 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of DuPage is $3,124, which is $-4,700 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of DuPage is $3,124, which is $-4,700 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,388.

In 2019, 23% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 9% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,124
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at College of DuPage was $3,124. The cost of tuition at College of DuPage is $-4,700 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,388
2019 Value
11.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 College of DuPage had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,388. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of College of DuPage grew by 11.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,226
Room and Board
$1,384
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of DuPage was of $9,226 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,384. The cost of room and board increased by 0.798% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 2.54% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

23%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
9%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

23% of undergraduate students at College of DuPage received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 8% with respect to 2018, when 25% 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.
11.7%
2017 Default Rate
308
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at College of DuPage was 11.7%, which represents 308 out of the 2624 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 has a total enrollment of 23,903 students. The full-time enrollment at College of DuPage is 7,793 students and the part-time enrollment is 16,110. This means that 32.6% of students enrolled at College of DuPage are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of DuPage, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.1% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, 11.6% Asian, 7.22% Black or African American, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.00418% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of DuPage in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.1%), followed by White Female (21.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of DuPage, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,903 students. The full-time enrollment at College of DuPage is 7,793 and the part-time enrollment is 16,110. This means that 32.6% of students enrolled at College of DuPage are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2019 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), College of DuPage had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    11,502
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6,407
  3. Asian
    2,784

The enrolled student population at College of DuPage is 48.1% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, 11.6% Asian, 7.22% Black or African American, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.00418% 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 44% White, 26.9% 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, 558 students (2.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 544 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 (2,698 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (878 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of DuPage is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (42 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (290 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,277 degrees).

Workforce

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 Software developers (525,083 people), Other managers (152,208 people), Computer & information systems managers (112,928 people), Computer occupations, all other (103,545 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (100,403 people).

The most specialized majors at College of DuPage are Library Science (42 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (290 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,277 degrees), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (369 degrees).

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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 Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at College of DuPage are Library Science (42 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (290 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,277 degrees), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (369 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of DuPage are Computer Systems Design (562,224 people), Elementary & secondary schools (240,719 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (143,346 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (141,407 people), and Insurance carriers (91,060 people).

The most specialized majors at College of DuPage are Library Science (42 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (290 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,277 degrees), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (369 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of DuPage was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,989
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,533
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,989 degrees were awarded to men at College of DuPage, which is 0.785 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,533).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 359 degrees were awarded to men at College of DuPage in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.78 times less than the 460 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 460 degrees were awarded to women at College of DuPage in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.28 times more than the 359 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 7% 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 27% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (29.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of DuPage is Female and White (29.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.13% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,698 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    878 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    449 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of DuPage is white (2,698 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (878 degrees).

0.84% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,420 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,278 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    537 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of DuPage is white female (1,420 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,278 degrees).

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Operations

College of DuPage has an endowment valued at nearly $9.58M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.37M (87.4%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, College of DuPage had a total salary expenditure of $291M. College of DuPage employs 112 Professors, 74 Assistant professors, and 68 Associate professors. Most academics at College of DuPage are Male Professors (63), Female Professors(49), and Female Assistant professors (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of DuPage are: Office and Administrative Support, with 150 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 135 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 130 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.58M
2019 Endowment
6.82%
growth from 2018

College of DuPage has an endowment valued at about $9.58M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of College of DuPage grew 6.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.27M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at College of DuPage (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, College of DuPage received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$105M
2019 Salaries
0.74%
growth from 2018

In 2019, College of DuPage paid a median of $105M in salaries, which represents 36.1% of their overall expenditure ($291M) and a 0.74% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.653% growth from 2017 and a 1.95% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27.1M
Instructional Salaries
276
Number of Employees

In 2019, College of DuPage paid a total of $27.1M to 276 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
112 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
150 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of DuPage were Professor with 112 employees; Assistant professor with 74 employees; and Assistant professor with 68 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of DuPage were Office and Administrative Support with 150 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 135 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 130 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of DuPage was Male Professor with 63 employees, Female Professor with 49 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 45 employees.

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

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