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 (32.36% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Waubonsee Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Kane County, IL.
The nearest community college is Elgin Community College (17.20 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 10,721 teachers has grown by 16% 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 1,296 students
Waubonsee Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,469 students
810 students
Waubonsee Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,252 students
1,036 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 $5,650. 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 $10,201. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,564 $5,694
Waubonsee Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,100 $10,252
Waubonsee Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 11,285 students | 17.20 Mi1700 Spartan Drive
    Elgin, IL 60123
  • 28,627 students | 20.20 Mi425 Fawell Blvd.
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
  • 4,717 students | 23.90 Mi21193 Malta Rd
    Malta, IL 60150
  • 16,870 students | 24.60 Mi1215 Houbolt Rd
    Joliet, IL 60431
  • 375 students | 27.10 Mi800 Jorie Boulevard Suite 100
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
Recent Articles
November 05, 2015
More and more, students are choosing to go to community college over traditional four-year universities but community colleges still have a bad reputation. Learn why in this informative article.
September 15, 2015
While study abroad has long been considered an option only for students at four-year colleges and universities, there are actually many options for community college students who would like to experience studying in another country.
August 06, 2015
Recently, a measure passed that allows community colleges in California to offer 4 year degrees. Until now such offerings have been the sole province of other institutions. Now, the game has changed.
Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,129 per year for in-state students and $10,062 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,816 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 81%. 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 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Illinois is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.