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Colleges / Waubonsee Community College

About Waubonsee

Waubonsee Community College is a public school in a small town setting in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Waubonsee was founded in 1966 and enrolls 10,721 undergrads and no graduate students.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Waubonsee! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Waubonsee's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Waubonsee students can .

There are no fraternities or sororities at Waubonsee, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Waubonsee has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Waubonsee on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Waubonsee on the Student Life page.

2021 Waubonsee Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
In-State Tuition $10,177
Out-of-State $11,056
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $0

Is Waubonsee a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at all of these areas to get a better idea of what Waubonsee offers and if it sounds like a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Waubonsee

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 67% of students who start at Waubonsee return for their second year of college. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Waubonsee Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Waubonsee

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Waubonsee. Based on this information, how does Waubonsee sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Waubonsee a good school for you?

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Where is Waubonsee Community College Located?

Waubonsee is located in the small town setting of Sugar Grove, Illinois, less than an hour from Chicago.

If you want to see Waubonsee for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Route 47 to Sugar Grove, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Aurora Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Waubonsee and Sugar Grove are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9799

Campus Setting: Small Town

Waubonsee Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Waubonsee is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Waubonsee is Continuous processing.

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Waubonsee Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Waubonsee is like? There are approximately 10,721 students enrolled at Waubonsee. 32% percent of students attend school full-time.


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