Waubonsee Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Sugar Grove, IL

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How much is the WCC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, WCC's tuition & fees is $11,369 for Illinois residents and $12,330 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $30,319 for Illinois residents and $31,280 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

WCC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$11,369
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,330
Books & Supplies Costs$1,600
Off-campus Room & Board$9,720
Off-campus Expenses$7,630
2023-2024 Estimates
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$13,942
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,088

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, WCC' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $13,638.
Waubonsee Community College$11,369$12,330
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois 2-4 Years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between WCC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Waubonsee Community CollegeSugar Grove, IL$11,369$12,330
Southwestern Illinois CollegeBelleville, IL$6,390$6,210
Black Hawk CollegeMoline, IL$7,950$8,100
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King CollegeChicago, IL$11,520$14,430
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley CollegeChicago, IL$11,520$14,430
Danville Area Community CollegeDanville, IL$9,200$9,200
Highland Community CollegeFreeport, IL$6,976$7,120
Kankakee Community CollegeKankakee, IL$13,320$25,680
Kaskaskia CollegeCentralia, IL$7,770$12,570
Lewis and Clark Community CollegeGodfrey, IL$9,552$12,552
Lincoln Land Community CollegeSpringfield, IL$6,960$10,248

Financial Aid and COA

At Waubonsee Community College, 3,327 students (43%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,939.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at WCC is $25,341 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 631 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $7,036 and the average amount of student loans is $6,780.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$30,319$31,280
Tuition & Fees$11,369$12,330
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,950$18,950
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$24,380$25,341
Average Financial Aid$5,939$5,939
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,32743%$5,939
Pell Grants1,56220%$5,796
Federal Student Loan87011%$3,462
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid63169%-
Grants or Scholarships44849%$7,036
Federal Grants38542%$6,626
Pell Grants27630%$6,531
Other Federal Grants37741%$1,986
State/Local Grants24226%$1,407
Institutional Grants10912%$2,388
Student Loan Aid27430%$6,780
Federal Student Loans27430%$3,387
Other Student Loans27430%$3,393
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level529324$4,303
110,001 or more16337$775

Student Population

Waubonsee Community College has a total of 7,491 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 3,434 male students and 4,345 female students attending WCC. The school offers online degree programs and 1,398 students enrolled online exclusively (18.66% of all students).
Undergraduate7,779 3,4344,345

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressRte 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL
Degree & Programs
Program Offered104 Programs
Online Program Offered10 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population7,491
Graduation Rate33%
Transfer-out Rate18%
Retention Rate69% (Full-time), 51% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate20 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties93 (Full-time), 324 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs394 (Full-time), 611 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$93,169
Average Staff Salary$69,096