Waubonsee Community College

Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Tel: (6.3)046-6790
10,721 students
Public institution
Waubonsee Community College is a fully accredited community college with an enrollment of more than 10,000 students a semester. The college is 40 miles west of Chicago, Illinois in one of the fastest growing collar counties on a beautiful 243-acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies. Waubonsee provides outstanding service to its students and district residents through demonstration of its core values-quality, service, value, innovation and accessibility.
School Highlights:
Waubonsee Community College serves 10,721 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 38%.
Waubonsee Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Kane County, IL.
The nearest community college is Elgin Community College (17.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 266 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
Waubonsee Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 266 staff
59 staff
Waubonsee Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,721 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has decreased from 47:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,721 students
1,282 students
Waubonsee Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1
Waubonsee Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,469 students
810 students
Waubonsee Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,252 students
1,017 students
Waubonsee Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Waubonsee Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Waubonsee Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Waubonsee Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Waubonsee Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Waubonsee Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Waubonsee Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Waubonsee Community College Unknown (2011-2013)
Waubonsee Community College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.48 0.53
Waubonsee Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,564 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,100 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,564 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,100 $10,294
Waubonsee Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 55%
Waubonsee Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The AELC offers Adult Education students an opporunity to enhance their studies using computer aided instruction in the areas of basic Academic Skills, GED preparation, workforce preparation, English as a Second Language and Literacy. The center is located at the Aurora Campus. Adult Education instructors are available in the center during all open hours to assist students with an individual plan of instruction. Waubonsee is part of the seven-member Skyway Conference made up of schools in the suburban Chicagoland area. The Chiefs capture several Skyway titles each year and consistently contend for the Conference's All-Sports Trophy. Waubonsee Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) and is recognized by federal and state agenicies administering financial aid.

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  • Joliet Joliet Junior College
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  • Oak Brook ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,269 per year for in-state students and $9,320 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,043 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Illinois is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.