Fall Courses Start August 22
You Can Afford It!
“Being involved here, and being a Gustafson Scholar, paid for two years of my school already and has helped me get scholarships at AU [Aurora University].” — Tyler Hill
At Waubonsee, affordability starts with our low tuition rate — averaging just $378 for a typical course — but that’s just the beginning. Almost 60% of our beginning students apply for and receive financial aid or scholarships, and some are even able to use their Waubonsee achievements to earn additional scholarships at their four-year school.
You Can Transfer It!
“I tell everyone to go to community college. It really helped shape me academically and prepared me for the next two years at SIU.” — Katie Billing
Join the 70% of our students preparing to transfer on to four-year schools. Top destinations include Northern Illinois, Aurora University, Illinois State, U of I, Western Illinois and North Central.
You Can Achieve It!
“I decided to go to college because I saw how my parents and family struggled and I wanted to change that.” — Morelia Delgado
It takes determination to be the first in your family to attend college. More than 40% of our students have that kind of drive, setting new educational expectations for themselves and their families. And once here, they become part of the Waubonsee family — our low 23:1 student-faculty ratio means that instructors know your name and care about your success. In fact, first-generation students can take advantage of additional resources provided by the Student Support Services program.
You Can Enjoy It!
“Working as the Student Senate President has helped me to learn how to deal with people with different personalities.” — Blair Gray
Sometimes you learn your most important lessons outside the classroom. That’s why we offer a complete college experience, with 13 athletics teams and more than 40 student organizations, including student government, honor societies, academic groups, cultural groups and other special interest activities.
You Can Balance It!
“I had to make sure everything was carefully planned, every week.” — Saúl Olivas
Achieving balance between work, school, family and other activities does take some planning, but it can be done – especially if you take advantage of Waubonsee’s flexible course offerings, which include evening, weekend and online courses with a variety of start dates. Because building a better life shouldn’t mean giving up your current one.
You Can Prove It!
“My mother was an incredible nurse. If I am ever half as good as she is, I’ll be happy.” — Hannah Bryant-Pease
Employers are happy to hire you when they can see the value you’ll bring to their company. Training in one of our career and technical education programs helps you prove your relevant skills. With national industry certifications and stellar pass rates on licensing exams (96% of our nursing students passed last year), our programs have earned the respect of area employers — respect they’ll pass on to you as a Waubonsee graduate.