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Campus buildings remain closed through June 30. Credit classes are being conducted through online/alternative instruction methods through the rest of the spring and summer semesters. Most student services are available virtually and via live chat. Learn More

  1. Professors
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  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    B-
Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
From Waubonsee Community College

Pride. Earnings. Knowledge. Experience. Success.
Whatever you’re focused on achieving in college, we’re excited to help you earn it. We call it your “Waubonsee Win.”

How do we do it? Well, you may know that Waubonsee is affordable — with tuition and fees that are just 1/3 of what you’d pay at a public four-year school. You probably also know that Waubonsee is flexible, with four campus locations, online courses, day/evening/weekend options, variable start/end dates and more.

Over the past few years, our students have transferred on to almost 800 different schools across the nation with the support of our dedicated counseling staff and partnership agreements.

You’ll also have access to free tutoring; academic, career and personal counseling—all designed so you can make the most of your time in the classroom.

Start your college journey and pursue your #WaubonseeWin by connecting with us today!

Waubonsee Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$4,706/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,664/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
57%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses

Majors

Humanities

The study of humanities opens the door to understanding and appreciating environmental, social, cultural, political and economic relations. By studying philosophy, history, religion, culture, social sciences and the arts, students and instructors explore what it means to be human in an interactive, collaborative environment that promotes diversity and expression.

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
7
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    71%
  • Online
    11%

    Students

    Full-Time Enrollment
    2,651Undergrads
    Part-Time Undergrads
    6,525
    Undergrads Over 25
    8%
    Pell Grant
    37%
    Varsity Athletes
    7%
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    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $32,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    39%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    88%
    National
    83%

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    Waubonsee Community College Reviews

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    I love being a student at Waubonsee Community College! The professors are all very helpful and want to see you succeed. I absolutely love how great the professors and staff are at the school, I cannot stress this enough. I feel I get more out of my campus and academic experience than what I'm paying for! The campus itself is safe and has good security. However, Waubonsee is most definitely not a classical "party school." And while the college offers a variety of student activities and clubs, it doesn't necessarily have the same school spirit as a traditional 4 year school. But overall, Waubonsee is a good place to pursue your academic goals whether you're fresh out of high school or you've been out of school for a while.
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    I loved Waubonsee, I took all of my classes at the Sugar Grove campus. However, to get the best experience, it is crucial to be a part of student life or partake in a club or event. I am involved in a lot, and because of that, I have gotten really close with the staff and have opened many doors. What you get out of it, is what you put into it. I registered for Waubonsee at 17 years old essentially by myself as an early highschool graduate. Because of the programs in place and the helpful staff, I made many connections and the process went smoothly. It's a great place to start when you don't know what exactly you wanna do!
    Due to COVID-19 Waubonsee is offering most courses online unless it's necessary to be in person. COVID-19 has impacted many student's lives, many were left without a job, some had to move back in with their relatives but whatever the case, the professors were very understanding of the obstacles caused by this turbulent time. Professors are generally compassionate and helpful. Many of my professors provide private zoom meetings to discuss any questions we may have on the material. At the beginning, the transition from in-person to online was disorderly, but that is to be expected from any college suddenly making the transition to online. I think the professors did a great job in handling this radical change.