Our Students

credit students
noncredit enrollments
student-faculty ratio


FY2020 Fast Facts - 20% Full-Time vs 80% Part-Time Enrollment
FY2020 Fast Facts - 55% Female vs 45% Male students
FY2020 Fast Facts - Average age of Credit Students is 23

19% of area high school graduates

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enroll the following fall at Waubonsee

39,949 people have graduated

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from Waubonsee since the college was established, earning 22,921 certificates and 27,437 degrees

1,627 degrees and certificates

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were awarded in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Student Ethnicity

  • 56.0% Caucasian
  • 31.4% Hispanic or Latino
  • 7.7% Black or African American
  • 4.5% Asian
  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Student Enrollment

  • 73.2% Transfer Programs
  • 21.0% Career Programs
  • 5.8% Developmental Programs

Tuition and Financial Support


Tuition for in-district residents for the 2020-21 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 2020-21 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation provided 367 scholarship awards totaling over $331,000 to 325 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

2020 district population estimate: 454,127

Projected population in 2030: 461,943

Sources: ICCB/IPEDS and internal reports for FY2020