- 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.
Waubonsee Community College serves 7,564 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is same as the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 7,564 students
- In-state tuition: $6,694
- Out-state tuition: $7,243
- Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
- Minority enrollment: 44%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Waubonsee Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:
The teacher population of 644 teachers has grown by 153% over five years.
Waubonsee Community College
(IL) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Waubonsee Community College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Waubonsee Community College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $6,694 is less than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,243 is less than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Waubonsee Community College cost?
Waubonsee Community College's tuition is approximately $6,694 for In-State students and $7,243 for Out-State students.
What is Waubonsee Community College's ranking?
Waubonsee Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Least expensive tuition and Largest student body.
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