Waubonsee Community College

Waubonsee Community College

Waubonsee Community College, also referred to as Waubonsee or WCC, is a two-year community college located in the far western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It was founded in 1966. The campus is spread across an area of 600 square miles. WCC offers an array of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. Waubonsee Community College is a founding member of the Illinois Virtual Campus (IVC). It also provides courses to students statewide through the Illinois Community Colleges Online (ILCCO).

WCC's sports teams are nicknamed the Chiefs. They participate in Region IV tournaments in all sports each season to establish the area's representative in the national finals. The college is part of the Skyway Conference. The Chiefs win several Skyway titles each year and consistently contend for the Conference's All-Sports Trophy. Waubonsee Community College is also a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

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Waubonsee Community College
Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove , IL 60554-0901

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Waubonsee Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine420EMT ambulance attendant, registered nursing, nursing assistant
Science301biological and physical sciences
Liberal Arts170sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Real Estate and Construction Management82real estate, construction management
Medical Support and Technology46medical assistant, surgical tech, phlebotomy
Mechanics and Repair32HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Security and Law Enforcement31criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, fire services administration, fire-fighting
Construction Trades25electrician, property management
Therapy and Counseling23substance abuse counseling, massage therapy
Business and Management22business management, logistics, accounting, accounting technology, small business management, retail
Family and Social Work12child care provider, social work
Office and Administration11data entry, word processing, executive secretary, office data entry, general office occupations
Media10radio and TV tech, animation and special effects
Engineering Technician9electronics tech, surveying tech, hydraulics tech, computer systems tech
Design7graphic design
Medical Administration6medical transcription, medical secretary
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial photography
Hospitality4tourism and travel
Computer Science and Engineering4web design, system administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1exercise science
Education and Teaching1teacher aide
Production Trades1welding

Number of programs and degrees for Waubonsee Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year51333
Associate's degree63530
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7615

Waubonsee Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Waubonsee Community College had a total enrollment of 8,731 students (6,368 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 6%
Hispanic 34%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 25%
20-21 17%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Waubonsee Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 31 %

Waubonsee Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Sugar Grove, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Waubonsee Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,869
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,511
Books and supplies $ 1,156

Financial Aid:
Waubonsee Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 693100)

Waubonsee Community College Faculty

Waubonsee Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track920
Non-tenured and not on tenure track10

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$92,6086$90,075
Associate professoracademic year2*1*
Assistant professoracademic year9$70,53912$71,271
Instructoracademic year29$66,69936$60,667
All faculty totalacademic year43$69,81555$66,568

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Waubonsee Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports81624

Waubonsee Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Logistics and Materials Management
Retailing and Retail Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Social Work

Tourism and Travel Services Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Word Processing

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Waubonsee Community College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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