Waubonsee Community College

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School Overview

Waubonsee Community College is located in the Sugar Grove, Illinois, a suburb of west Chicago. The college was founded in 1966 and has had over 230,000 student since its inception. In addition to its main campus in Sugar Grove, Waubonsee has over 40 extension sites located throughout the region. The college’s extension sites provide degree-oriented courses, as well as personal enrichment, adult education, continuing education and youth education programs. For students unable to attend class at one of the college’s physical locations, distance learning options are available via an advanced video conferencing system. This same system gives students access to courses and programs offered at other regional higher education institutions, including Kishwaukee College, McHenry County College and Judson University.

Waubonsee is fully accredited through the North Central Assocation of Colleges and Schools. The college is dedicated to the instruction of its students and focuses on quality teaching and learning.

General Information

Admission Office

Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive

Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454

(630) 466-7900

Fax: (630) 466-4964

Contact: Joy Baish

Admissions Manager
Main Address

Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive

Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454

(630) 466-7900


Total undergrads: 9,307

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,529

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,813


Suburban setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission to limited enrollment programs based on specific assessment testing and/or successful completion of prerequisite coursework.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial Photography C
Fine/Studio Arts A
Graphic Design A,C
Music – General A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting C
Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Business Communications C
Construction Management A
Executive Assistant A,C
Human Resources Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Logistics/Materials Management A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Real Estate C
Retailing A
Sales and Distribution C
Small Business Administration A,C

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects C
Radio/Television Broadcasting A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A
Web/Multimedia Design A,C
Word Processing C

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance C
Electrician A,C


Art Teacher Education A
Mathematics Education A
Music Teacher Education A
Special Education B
Teacher Assistance A,C
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Advanced CAD/CAM C
Architectural Drafting C
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A,C
Computer Systems C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Hydraulics/Fluid Power C
Surveying Technology C
Telecommunications C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Language Interpretation/Translation A
Sign Language Interpretation A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Community Health Services C
EMT Ambulance Attendant C
Massage Therapy A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Assistance C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing Assistance C
Perioperative nursing C
Phlebotomy C
Substance Abuse Counseling C
Surgical Technology C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A,C
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Computer Installation/Repair C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences C

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology C

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Science/Firefighting C
Fire Services Administration C
Police Science A,C
Security/Loss Prevention C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Waubonsee Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:
Website: https://www.waubonsee.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: https://waubonsee-nsif.force.com/deltaksrp__srpsiteentry?acctid=001j000000KRd4p
Address: Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 8,665
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,113 (71% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,127
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,860
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 55%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,044

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Waubonsee Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Waubonsee Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 118
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 42
Construction Trades 22
Education 11
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 135
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 31
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 31
Health Professions and Related Programs 124
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 42
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Library Science 11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 74
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 12
Precision Production 21
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 21
Visual and Performing Arts 33
Grand total 7344

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Waubonsee Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,127
Out-of-state $9,860
Books and supplies $1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 527 55%
Grant or scholarship aid 419 44% $5,044
Student loan aid 126 13% $3,298

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,895 32% $3,578
Federal student loans 834 9% $3,580

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Waubonsee Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Waubonsee Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Waubonsee Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 8,665
Undergraduate enrollment 8,665
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Waubonsee Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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