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Waubonsee Community College Overview

Waubonsee Community College is a public institution located in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Waubonsee.

What Is Waubonsee Community College Known For?

1,894 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Waubonsee is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 25% of the faculty were full-time.

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Waubonsee Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Waubonsee has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#97 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#130 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Waubonsee.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Biological & Physical Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Online Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Waubonsee Community College?

Location of Waubonsee Community College

Contact details for Waubonsee are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Rte 47 At Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454
Phone: 630-466-7900
Website: https://www.waubonsee.edu

How Do I Get Into Waubonsee?

You can apply to Waubonsee online at: https://waubonsee-nsif.force.com/deltaksrp__srpsiteentry?acctid=001j000000KRd4p

As long as you submit the requested materials to Waubonsee Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Waubonsee Community College?

15% Take Out Loans
8.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Waubonsee, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $3,284 a year. That adds up to $13,136 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Waubonsee is 8.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Waubonsee Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,651 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,176 undergraduate students at Waubonsee, with 2,651 being full-time and 6,525 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Waubonsee

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,651 full-time undergraduates at Waubonsee, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Waubonsee

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Waubonsee Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Waubonsee Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 100
Black or African American 155
Hispanic or Latino 885
White 1,402
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 109

Over 17 countries are represented at Waubonsee. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Philippines, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Waubonsee Community College

965 Took All Classes Online
2,641 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,641 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Waubonsee has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 13th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Waubonsee

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Waubonsee Community College was -2.2%. This is the #2,344 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Waubonsee regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Waubonsee majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 48%
Business, Management & Marketing 23%
Data Entry 38%
General Sales & Marketing 33%
Human Resource Management 43%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 21%
Liberal Arts General Studies 21%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Waubonsee ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Waubonsee.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Biological & Physical Science #10
Data Entry #19
General Sales & Marketing #34
Human Resource Management #153
Business Support & Assistant Services #158
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #229
Health & Medical Administrative Services #371
Computer & Information Sciences #448

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Waubonsee Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 10 562 0 572
Biological & Physical Science 0 302 0 302
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 157 0 0 157
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 110 23 19 152
Nursing 0 104 0 104
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 82 17 3 102
Fire Protection 72 19 0 91
Real Estate 57 0 0 57
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 50 0 0 50
Business Administration & Management 13 16 0 29
Data Entry 24 0 0 24
Health & Medical Administrative Services 3 15 6 24
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 19 3 0 22
Industrial Production Technology 9 12 0 21
Business Support & Assistant Services 16 4 0 20
Human Development & Family Studies 11 2 6 19
Accounting 8 5 0 13
Precision Metal Working 11 2 0 13
Social Work 0 12 0 12
Audiovisual Communications 3 7 0 10
Allied Health Professions 0 0 10 10
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 10 0 10
Design & Applied Arts 3 4 3 10
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 5 4 0 9
American Sign Language 1 7 0 8
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 8 0 0 8
Human Resource Management 0 7 0 7
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 7 7
Mental & Social Health Services 2 1 3 6
Graphic Communications 4 0 0 4
General Engineering 0 4 0 4
Health & Physical Education 0 4 0 4
Construction Management 2 1 0 3
General Sales & Marketing 3 0 0 3
Computer Programming 0 2 0 2
Teaching Assistants 0 2 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 1 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 1 0 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 0 1 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0
Carpentry 0 0 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Library & Archives Assisting 0 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 0 0 0
Physical Science Technicians 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 684 1,153 57 1,894

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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