17 Reasons to Attend in Fall 2017

Wondering why you should attend Waubonsee next fall? It's a fair question, so we wanted to give you answers — 17 compelling answers.

  1. Money

    As in you probably want some left in your pockets after you’ve registered for class. Here you’ll pay roughly 1/10 of what you would at a private university and 1/3 of what you would at a public four-year college. Plus, almost 60% of our beginning students apply for and receive financial aid or scholarships.
  2. Transfer

    Sugar Grove Campus APC building

    Join the 70% of our students preparing to transfer on to four-year schools. Top destinations include Northern Illinois, Aurora University, Illinois State, U of I, Western Illinois and North Central.

  3. Support

    Whether you’re a first-generation student trying to navigate college processes or a traditionally straight-A student struggling a bit with advanced college math, you’ll get the caring support you need from faculty and staff inside and outside the classroom.
  4. Variety

    You can explore courses in almost 80 different areas, using them to earn a degree or certificate that will prepare you to transfer to a four-year school, start a career or both.
  5. Fun!

    men playing soccer

    Just because you can’t live on campus doesn’t mean you can’t have a full campus life. Join one of our 40 student organizations or 13 athletics teams.

  6. Flexibility

    Learn on your schedule, thanks to Waubonsee’s flexible course offerings, which include evening, weekend and online courses with a variety of start dates.
  7. Expert Instruction

    You’re going to college because you want to learn; shouldn’t you have a faculty member who wants to teach? Teaching is the main focus for our faculty, more than 90 percent of whom have advanced degrees in their fields.
  8. Personal Attention

    Waubonsee Instructor teaching students in classroom

    Our low 23:1 student-faculty ratio means that instructors know your name and care about your success.

  9. Free Parking

    We can’t guarantee the parking spot you find will be close to the building, but we can guarantee it’ll be free.
  1. Career Preparation

    If you’re itching to get out into the workforce, we can help.  With national industry certifications and stellar pass rates on licensing exams (96% of our nursing students passed last year), our programs have earned the respect of area employers — respect they’ll pass on to you as a Waubonsee graduate.
  2. Consistency

    Have a part-time job you like and want to keep? A little brother or sister you need to babysit every afternoon? Learning locally means you can keep those commitments while moving your life forward.
  3. Beauty

    Waubonsee Sugar Grove Campus Outside

    So maybe you don’t think it’s important to study in a building or campus that’s beautiful – but it certainly can’t hurt. From the clean, modern lines of our Aurora Fox Valley Campus to the natural splendor of our Sugar Grove Campus, you’ll learn in an environment you can feel good about. See for yourself by booking a campus tour.

  4. Cool Tools

    3-D Printed objects

    3-D printers. An on-campus television studio. Medical mannequins that can be programmed to exhibit hundreds of different symptoms. Whatever program you’re in, you’ll be using the latest tools and equipment to get the hands-on experience you need.

  5. Diversity

    Today’s world is defined by diversity – of backgrounds, beliefs, cultures, goals and more. Join a learning community that reflects that reality.
  6. Challenge

    Seeking to challenge yourself academically? Join our honors and/or study abroad programs.
  7. Pride

    Students showing Waubonsee pride

    Enroll here, and you’ll be taking your place among the more than 290,000 other students who have made the same choice over the past 50 years.

  8. Connection

    Waubonsee’s many local partnerships and community connections benefit you as a student – in the form of increased access to service learning opportunities, internships and employment.

Become a Waubonsee student in fall 2017

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