Graduates earn 5,213 degrees, certificates from College of DuPage

About 25.8 percent of the 5,213 degrees and certificates handed out by the College of DuPage in 2016-17 were to students in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to


About 25.8 percent of the 5,213 degrees and certificates handed out by the College of DuPage in 2016-17 were to students in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Ellyn conferred 1344 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. Data shows the school gave out 933 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, followed by 411 associate's degrees in General Studies and 339 associate's degrees in Biological and Physical Sciences.

The college enrolled 26,901 students for 2016-17, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
933
-
933
General Studies
411
-
411
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
1,344
-
1,344
25.8
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
-
329
329
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
3
270
273
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
113
-
113
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
106
106
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
-
56
56
Surgical Technology/Technologist
22
29
51
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
-
49
49
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
25
20
45
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician
-
43
43
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
-
41
41
Medical/Clinical Assistant
15
20
35
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
31
-
31
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
27
-
27
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
23
-
23
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
17
-
17
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
12
4
16
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician
-
15
15
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
13
1
14
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
-
13
13
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
12
-
12
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
-
7
7
Anesthesiologist Assistant
7
-
7
Audiology/Audiologist
-
5
5
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
-
5
5
Polysomnography
-
5
5
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
-
2
2
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
-
-
-
Medical Office Management/Administration
-
-
-
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
320
1,020
1,340
25.7
Business Administration and Management, General
73
289
362
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
19
46
65
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
4
43
47
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
10
28
38
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
13
24
37
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
6
24
30
Fashion Merchandising
9
13
22
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
-
21
21
Construction Management
2
10
12
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
-
11
11
Tourism and Travel Services Management
10
-
10
Office Management and Supervision
3
-
3
Resort Management
-
2
2
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
149
511
660
12.7
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
30
108
138
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
8
74
82
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
38
23
61
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
-
48
48
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
-
13
13
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
5
7
12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
81
273
354
6.8
Biological and Physical Sciences
339
-
339
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
339
-
339
6.5
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
22
77
99
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
55
32
87
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
-
13
13
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist
-
4
4
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
2
1
3
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
2
-
2
Personal and Culinary Services total
81
127
208
4
Telecommunications Technology/Technician
-
44
44
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
4
26
30
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
6
20
26
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
-
25
25
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
2
7
9
Robotics Technology/Technician
8
1
9
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
-
7
7
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
1
4
5
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
-
3
3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
-
3
3
Biomedical Technology/Technician
2
-
2
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other
1
-
1
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
-
1
1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
24
141
165
3.2
Design and Visual Communications, General
28
83
111
Commercial Photography
11
14
25
Interior Design
6
5
11
Music, General
5
3
8
Art/Art Studies, General
4
-
4
Visual and Performing Arts total
54
105
159
3
Criminal Justice/Police Science
54
2
56
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
50
-
50
Homeland Security
1
12
13
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
-
5
5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
105
19
124
2.4
Child Development
-
68
68
Child Care and Support Services Management
-
19
19
Fashion and Fabric Consultant
7
11
18
Child Care Provider/Assistant
13
4
17
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
20
102
122
2.3
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
26
26
52
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
14
20
34
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
7
10
17
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
2
-
2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
49
56
105
2
Engineering, General
63
-
63
Engineering total
63
-
63
1.2
Welding Technology/Welder
7
34
41
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
-
4
4
Precision Production total
7
38
45
0.9
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
12
26
38
Legal Professions and Studies total
12
26
38
0.7
Library and Archives Assisting
11
20
31
Library Science total
11
20
31
0.6
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
10
13
23
Greenhouse Operations and Management
-
3
3
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
-
1
1
Ornamental Horticulture
-
1
1
Turf and Turfgrass Management
-
-
-
Crop Production
-
-
-
Plant Nursery Operations and Management
-
-
-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences total
10
18
28
0.5
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
12
9
21
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
2
2
4
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
14
11
25
0.5
Social Work
9
12
21
Human Services, General
-
-
-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
9
12
21
0.4
Radio and Television
17
-
17
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
17
-
17
0.3
Geography
-
8
8
Social Sciences, General
-
-
-
Social Sciences total
-
8
8
0.1
American Sign Language (ASL)
-
6
6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
-
6
6
0.1
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
-
6
6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
-
6
6
0.1
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
-
3
3
Physical Sciences total
-
3
3
0.1
Education, General
-
2
2
Mathematics Teacher Education
-
-
-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
-
-
-
Education total
-
2
2
0
Electrician
-
-
-
Building/Property Maintenance
-
-
-
Construction Trades total
-
-
-
-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
-
-
-
English Language and Literature/Letters total
-
-
-
-

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