Our Students

credit students
noncredit enrollments
student-faculty ratio


18% full-time and 82% part-time enrollment in FY2018
45% male students and 55% female students in FY2018
Average age of credit student is 23 years old in FY2018

21 percent of area high school graduates enroll the following fall

37,122 people have graduated from Waubonsee since the college was established, earning 21,525 certificates and 25,020 degrees

Student Ethnicity

  • 59.4% Caucasian
  • 27.8% Hispanic or Latino
  • 8.0% Black or African American
  • 4.4% Asian
  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Student Enrollment

  • 71.7% transfer programs
  • 22.0% 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 347 recipients.


Our Staff

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

full-time faculty
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support staff
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adjunct faculty

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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Waubonsee District Map

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

2016 district population estimate: 449,304

Projected population in 2025: 475,566

Sources: ICCB/IPEDS and internal reports for FY2018