Waubonsee Community College

Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454
Tel: (630)466-7900
  • 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 10,904 students (30% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.
  • Waubonsee Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Kane County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Waubonsee Community College is Elgin Community College (17.2 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 254 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Waubonsee Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty254 staff123 staff
Waubonsee Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Waubonsee Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Waubonsee Community College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment10,904 students3,999 students
Waubonsee Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio43:135:1
Waubonsee Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,281 students1,386 students
Waubonsee Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students7,623 students2,613 students
Waubonsee Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Waubonsee Community College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Waubonsee Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Waubonsee Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Waubonsee Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Waubonsee Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Waubonsee Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Waubonsee Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.530.59
Waubonsee Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Waubonsee Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$32,200
Waubonsee Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,694 is less than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,243 is less than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,694$7,978
Waubonsee Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,243$10,454
Waubonsee Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%83%
Waubonsee Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,750$7,862
Waubonsee Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,000
Waubonsee Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,978 per year for in-state students and $10,454 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,527 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.