Our Students

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noncredit enrollments
average age of a credit student


FY2021 Fast Facts - 37% Full-Time vs 63% Part-Time Enrollment
FY2021 Fast Facts - student-faculty ratio is 18:1
FY2021 Fast Facts - 58% Female vs 42% Male students

80% of completers

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of longterm certificate programs or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) programs at Waubonsee are employed in career jobs within one year of graduation.

40,939 people have graduated

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from Waubonsee since the college was established, earning 23,431 certificates and 28,248 degrees.

1,601 degrees and certificates

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were awarded in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Student Ethnicity

  • 56.3% Caucasian
  • 30.3% Hispanic or Latino
  • 8.0% Black or African American
  • 4.9% Asian
  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Student Enrollment

  • 76.1% Transfer Programs
  • 19.4% Career Programs
  • 4.5% Developmental Programs

Tuition and Financial Support


Tuition for in-district residents for the 2021-22 academic year is $140 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 2021-22 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation provided 328 scholarship awards totaling over $313,900 to 277 recipients.


Our Staff

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

full-time faculty
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adjunct faculty
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support staff

Our Accreditation

Waubonsee Community College is recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education.  See how the college compares to similar institutions in our college scorecard, or learn more about each topic below.

Our Offerings

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

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 with 13 public high schools

2021 district population estimate: 451,212

Projected population in 2030: 461,943

Sources: ICCB/IPEDS and internal reports for FY2021