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 8,665 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 644 teachers has grown by 206% over five years.
Waubonsee Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty644 staff239 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Waubonsee Community College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
The Waubonsee Community College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,665 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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# Full-Time Students2,577 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students6,088 students2,008 students
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% Asian
4%
5%
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% Hispanic
39%
27%
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% Black
7%
13%
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% White
46%
48%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.630.68
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College Completion Rate
31%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,694 is less than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,243 is less than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,694$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,243$10,899
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid55%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,549
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Waubonsee Community College is Elgin Community College (18.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 9,931 students | 18.10 Mi1700 Spartan Drive
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (847) 697-1000
    18.109,931
  • 23,903 students | 20.00 Mi425 Fawell Blvd.
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (630) 942-2800
    20.0023,903
  • 14,318 students | 23.10 Mi1215 Houbolt Rd
    Joliet, IL 60431
    (815) 729-9020
    23.1014,318
  • 3,060 students | 25.20 Mi21193 Malta Rd
    Malta, IL 60150
    (815) 825-2086
    25.203,060
  • 13,477 students | 28.60 Mi1200 W Algonquin Rd
    Palatine, IL 60067
    (847) 925-6000
    28.6013,477
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