Our Students

credit students
noncredit enrollments
average age of a credit student

80% of completers

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

43,220 people have graduated

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from Waubonsee since the college was established, earning 24,568 certificates and 30,244 degrees.

1,547 degrees and certificates

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were awarded in the 2022-2023 academic year.

19% Full-Time vs 81% Part-Time Enrollment
20:1 student-faculty ratio
54% female students and 46% male students

Student Ethnicity

  • 53.1% Caucasian
  • 32.4% Hispanic or Latino
  • 8.4% Black or African American
  • 5.6% Asian
  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Student Enrollment

  • 75.1% Transfer Programs
  • 20.9% Career Programs
  • 4.0% Developmental Programs

Tuition and Financial Support


Tuition for in-district residents for the 2023-24 academic year is $143 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 2023-24 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation provided 364 scholarship awards totaling almost $363,000.


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, LaSalle and Will counties

Serves 22 municipalities, 12 public high school districts with 13 public high schools

2024 district population estimate: 428,684

Projected population in 2028: 433,222

Cost of Attendance

Sources: ICCB/IPEDS and internal reports for FY2023 unless otherwise noted.

Waubonsee Community College does not discriminate based on an individual’s actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran’s status, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, marital status, order of protection status, pregnancy, disability, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law in educational programs, activities, services or employment practices. Career and technical education (CTE) courses and program offerings and admission criteria can be found on the college's website at www.waubonsee.edu. The college will take steps to ensure the lack of English-language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs.

Inquiries regarding this nondiscrimination policy may be directed to: Michele Needham, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator; Waubonsee Community College, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454; compliance@waubonsee.edu. Inquiries may also be made directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights: Citigroup Center 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544, or (312) 730-1560, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov