Waubonsee Community College

  • 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).

Top Placements

Waubonsee Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 254 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment10,904 students3,999 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio43:135:1
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# Full-Time Students3,281 students1,386 students
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# Part-Time Students7,623 students2,613 students
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% Asian
2%
4%
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% Hispanic
23%
16%
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% Black
6%
14%
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% White
64%
60%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.530.59
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College Completion Rate
24%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$31,800
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,243$10,454
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,750$7,736
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,000
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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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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.