Waubonsee—at a glance!

14,690 credit students enrolled at Waubonsee

13,234 noncredit enrollments

Full-time and Part-Time

23.1 percent of area high school graduates enroll the following fall

35,673 people have graduated from Waubonsee since the college was established, earning 20,650 certificates and 23,874 degrees


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22:1 student-faculty ratio


Student Ethnicity

  • 59.4% Caucasian
  • 27.4% Hispanic or Latino
  • 8.2% Black or African American
  • 4.5% Asian
  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Student Enrollment

  • 72.2% transfer programs
  • 21.7% career and technical education programs


Tuition and Financial Support



Tuition for in-district residents for the 2018-19 academic year is $128 per semester hour. A typical credit course is three semester hours.

Four basic types of financial aid are available to our students: grants, loans, scholarships and on-campus employment. In fact, for the 2017-18 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation awarded 299 scholarships totaling almost $280,000 to 240 students.


Our Staff

Waubonsee is one of the area's largest employers. The college's staff includes:

116 full-time faculty
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463 adjunct faculty
42 administrators
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485 support staff

Our Accreditation

Waubonsee Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which is located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604. We are recognized by federal and state agencies administering financial aid.

Waubonsee is also approved by the Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Board of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education.

Our Offerings

Waubonsee is a comprehensive community college offering a variety of programs and services.

Data represents FY2017. Sources: ICCB/IPEDS and internal reports.

Our District

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Encompasses 624 square miles

Includes southern Kane County and portions of Kendall, DeKalb, La Salle and Will counties

Serves 22 municipalities, 12 public high school districts and eight private high schools

Current population: 444,813

Projected population in 2030: 541,086