Our Students

credit students
noncredit enrollments
student-faculty ratio


FY2019 Fast Facts - Enrollment is 18% for Full-Time and 82% for Part-Time
FY2019 Fast Facts - 44% male students, 56% female students
FY2019 Fast Facts - Average age of Credit Students is 23

21% of area high school graduates


enroll the following fall at Waubonsee

38,527 people have graduated

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from Waubonsee since the college was established, earning 22,266 certificates and 26,174 degrees

1,894 degrees and certificates

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were awarded in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Student Ethnicity

  • 57.2% Caucasian
  • 29.9% Hispanic or Latino
  • 8.0% Black or African American
  • 4.4% Asian
  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Student Enrollment

  • 72.0% Transfer Programs
  • 20.6% Career and Technical Education Programs

Tuition and Financial Support


Tuition for in-district residents for the 2019-20 academic year is $130 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 2019-20 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation provided 405 scholarship awards totaling over $378,000 to 346 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

District Map highlighting all four Waubonsee Campuses

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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

2017 district population estimate: 454,246

Projected population in 2025: 475,566

Sources: ICCB/IPEDS and internal reports for FY2019