Waubonsee Community College

Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
ROTC (Army)
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Recreational or avocational (leisure) programs
Adult basic or high school equivalency
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Contract Training/Customized Training
Remedial Education
Adult Basic Education
Adult High School Diploma or Equivalent
English as a Second Language
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty89342
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,600$1,600$1,600$1,6000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,375$9,640$9,860$9,720-1.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Off Campus$18,457$18,800$18,780$22,31018.8%
Off Campus with Family$9,082$9,160$8,920$12,59041.1%
Off Campus$24,272$24,711$24,691$29,57619.8%
Off Campus with Family$14,897$15,071$14,831$19,85633.9%
Off Campus$25,005$25,516$25,496$30,44619.4%
Off Campus with Family$15,630$15,876$15,636$20,72632.6%
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
  • Waubonsee does not have an officially designated "Promise Program", however it does have the Gustafson Scholar program, by which qualifying in-district HS students can be nominated by their HS Counselor to receive consideration for the scholarship - which pays a large amount of college costs if awarded.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid163169%————
Grant or scholarship aid44849%$3,151,959$7,036
Federal grants38542%$2,551,121$6,626
Pell grants27630%$1,802,432$6,531
Other federal grants37741%$748,689$1,986
State/local government grant or scholarships24226%$340,599$1,407
Institutional grants or scholarships10912%$260,239$2,388
Student loan aid27430%$1,857,584$6,780
Federal student loans27430%$927,942$3,387
Other student loans27430%$929,642$3,393
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid12,88052%$18,447,699$6,405
Pell grants1,56228%$9,053,679$5,796
Federal student loans87016%$3,011,706$3,462
Grant or scholarship aid144720%$1,311,568$2,934
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$4,059$6,455$5,028
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$2,249$2,720$1,722
$30,001 – $48,000$3,782$3,483$2,223
$48,001 – $75,000$7,028$6,923$7,420
$75,001 – $110,000$9,172$9,232$10,136
$110,001 and more$9,229$9,306$10,270
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)7,491
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment181
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:Full-time: 31%Part-time: 69%Student Gender:Male: 44%Female: 56%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 5%Black or African American: 7%Hispanic/Latino: 41%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 43%Two or more races: 3%Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%U.S. Nonresident: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 75%25 and over: 25%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 100%Out-of-state: 0%Foreign countries: 0%Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 19%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 27%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 54%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:Full-time students: 69%Part-time students: 51%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 30 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 33%Transfer-out rate: 18%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:Male: 31%Female: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 75%Black or African American: 13%Hispanic/Latino: 26%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%White: 39%Two or more races: 41%Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2018 or Fall 2019, by Time to Completion
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<12
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-4--
Business Administration and Management, General-10-18d
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry-0-0
Construction Management, General-1-1
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary-1-1
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---5d
Real Estate00--
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-1--
Small Business Administration/Management---0
Category total018027d
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician---1
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-4--
Category total-4-1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance-3-0
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-2-2
Computer Support Specialist-1d-4
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General-8d--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-2-0
Category total-16d-6
Construction Trades
Category total--00
Teacher Assistant/Aide---1
Category total---1
Engineering, General---11
Category total---11
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD-1--
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician--24
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician-3-4
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-000
Electromechanical Technologies/Technicians, Other--0-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-604
Surveying Technology/Surveying-0-0
Category total-10212
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management0---
Child Care Provider/Assistant03597
Category total03597
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Language Interpretation and Translation04--
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation--010
Category total04010
Health Professions and Related Programs
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling--00
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)-82218
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician---8
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage--6-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary-1--
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-171-
Medical/Clinical Assistant--21-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide700--
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist-29--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse---74
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-23-
Surgical Technology/Technologist--0-
Category total701315290
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science---0
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-38-21
Fire Services Administration--1-
Category total-38121
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--1d1d
Category total--1d1d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-1d-55d
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--0454d
Category total-1d0509d
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician-1120
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician41071818
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician-8-4
Category total41262022
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences---264d
Category total---264d
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology-1--
Category total-1--
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder-2704
Category total-2704
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work---6
Category total---6
Science Technologies/Technicians
Biology/Biotechnology Technology/Technician---0
Category total---0
Visual and Performing Arts
Commercial Photography-0--
Fine/Studio Arts, General---1
Graphic Design---1
Music, General---0
Category total-0-2
Grand total7441185994
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NJCAA Division II
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Track and Field, X-Country81
Varsity Coed TeamsMenWomen
Other Sports121
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1972)08/31/2027
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since ((!)09/01/2014)12/31/2027
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/114451.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence002
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking100
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations100
c. Liquor law violations100
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations001
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 58DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 3
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $1,720
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time29%33%
200 percent of normal time29%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time35%19%
200 percent of normal time38%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%2.3%6.7%
Number in default01547
Number in repayment585636700
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)