Waubonsee Community College

Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

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Main telephone 630-466-7900
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Educational system Illinois Community College Board
Public or private Public
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1966
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Associate
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Small town-rural area (not within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Campus size 243 acres
County Kane
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Number of full time, freshmen men 533
Number of full time, freshmen women 473
Total number of full time freshmen 1,006
Number of part time, freshmen men 224
Number of part time, freshmen women 245
Total number of part time freshmen 469
Total number of freshmen men 757
Total number of freshmen women 718
Total number of freshmen 1,475
Number of full time, undergraduate men 1,757
Number of full time, undergraduate women 1,712
Total number of full time undergraduates 3,469
Number of part time, undergraduate men 2,990
Number of part time, undergraduate women 4,262
Total number of part time undergraduates 7,252
Total number of undergraduate males 4,747
Total number of undergraduate females 5,974
Total number of undergraduate students 10,721
Total enrollment 10,721
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 2%
Black 6%
Hispanic 33%
White 51%
Race/ethnicity unknown 3%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from outside the US Less than 1%
Percentage of students 25 or older 28%
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Tuition year 2018-2019
Full time costs are based on x units per year 30 credits
In-state tuition $10,177
Out-of-state tuition $11,056
Fees $240
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Senior citizens Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2018-2019 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 30 credits per year.)
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Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), school's financial aid form, federal income tax form(s), nontaxable income verification
Application deadline (for fall term) July 1
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
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Admissions contact person Joy Sanders
Admissions contact title Admissions Manager
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Except for nursing, interpreter training, auto body, certified nurse assistant programs, medical assistant, health care interpreting, therapeutic massage, phlebotomy, translation
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level Nursing, interpreter training, health care interpreting programs, phlebotomy
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Groups receiving preferential admission (first or special consideration) In-district residents for some health programs
Number of male applicants 1,202
Number of male applicants accepted 1,202
Number of male applicants who enrolled 757
Number of female applicants 1,229
Number of female applicants accepted 1,229
Number of female applicants who enrolled 718
Total number of applicants 2,431
Total number of applicants accepted 2,431
Total number of applicants who enrolled 1,475
High school education High school diploma or equivalent not required.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available Find more information on this website
High school GPA Not considered
Difficulty of high school courses Not considered
Standardized test scores Not considered
High school class rank Not considered
Recommendations Not considered
Application essay Not considered
Character/personal qualities Not considered
Interview Not considered
Talent or ability Not considered
Extracurricular activities Not considered
Level of applicant's interest Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
First generation college student Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 67%
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 392
Student faculty ratio 22:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 60 semester hours
All students must meet:
Internship requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Honors program Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic A.A.S. Program, Southern Fox Valley Emergency Medical Services System Paramedic Training Program
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Independent study Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (160)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Todd Library
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National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 35
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Career counseling Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Job search workshops; internet job site; partnership with Illinois Employment Training Center
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.