• 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 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)

Top Rankings

Waubonsee Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 644 teachers has grown by 153% over five years.
Waubonsee Community College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
644 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,564 students
2,413 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,275 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,289 students
1,683 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
580 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,275 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
5,289 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
32%
24%
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% Black
6%
12%
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% White
56%
53%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.58
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
6.69%
2.73%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,300
$32,200
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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
$6,694
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,243
$10,688
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
54%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$7,000
$8,029
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$4,600
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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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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)

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