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About Waubonsee Community College

Waubonsee Community College (WCC) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college was founded in 1966 and is located in Sugar Grove, Illinois. There are two satellite campus locations in Aurora and one in Plano. WCC also has roughly 40 extension sites throughout the district.

Academics

Waubonsee Community College awards associate's degrees and certificates and offers courses in about 80 different areas of study. Students hoping to continue their studies at the bachelor's level can opt for one of the general transfer associate's degree programs or one of the three specialty programs available at WCC. The school has a variety of programs designed for students hoping to jump into a career after they graduate; some of the areas of study available include medical assistance, accounting, early childhood education, electronics technology and auto body repair. Students interested in distance learning can choose from about 200 different online courses at WCC.

The school has 118 full-time faculty members and 550 adjunct faculty members. More than 90% of faculty members possessed a master's or doctorate degree.

Admissions

In order to gain admission to Waubonsee Community College, potential students must complete the New Student Information Form. After completing the form, students can apply for financial aid if they wish. Students can find out their course placement by submitting ACT scores, taking the college's assessment or having completed previous coursework. Once a new full-time student has registered for courses, he/she must participate in the new student orientation.

Although WCC has an open admissions policy, admission into the college doesn't guarantee acceptance into a particular program. Some programs, such as registered nursing and interpreter training, have additional admission requirements.

In fall 2011, 100% of attendees were considered in-state students.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2013 spring semester was $97.00 per credit hour for in-district students, $268.51 per credit hour for in-state students and $290.85 for out-of-state and international students. Students taking online courses were charged $97.00 per credit hour, regardless of residency classification. All students are assessed a $5 fee for each credit hour they take, and specific courses may have additional fees.

WCC offers multiple scholarships. Students can apply for loans, grants and work-study programs by completing the FAFSA. Students who wish to pay their tuition in installments can enroll in a payment plan for $25 per semester. Students hoping to apply for institutional scholarships during the 2013-2014 school year need to have their applications submitted by February 7, 2013.

WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE QUICK FACTS
School Type Two-year, public*
Degrees Offered Associate's, certificate programs*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Rural town*
Student Body 10,717 students in 2011 (all undergraduate)*
Student Housing None*
ACADEMICS
Schools and Disciplines Seven academic divisions and roughly 80 academic disciplines**
Student-Faculty Ratio 24 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Certificate (less than a year): Nursing assistant/aide and patient care assistant/aide (309)
Certificate (between one and two years): Electrician (17)
Associate's: Biological and physical sciences (358)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates For students who began in fall 2008:
24% of students graduated
22% of students transferred*
ADMISSIONS
Admission Rate Open admissions*
Entering Class Size 1,359 in 2011*
First-Year Retention Rates 69% of full-time students who began in 2010 and returned in 2011*
Application Due Date Rolling admissions*
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Tuition (2013 spring semester) $97 per credit hour for in-district students, $268.51 per credit hour for out-of-district Illinois residents, $290.85 per credit hour for out-of-state and international students**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Full-Time Beginning Undergraduates Receiving It) In 2010-2011: Federal grants (35%), state/local grants and scholarships (12%), institutional grants and scholarships (12%), federal student loans (20%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 51% of full-time beginning undergraduates in 2010-2011*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Waubonsee Community College.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Sugar Grove Campus, Waubonsee Community College, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454
  • Phone: 630-466-7900
  • Website: www.waubonsee.edu

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