Waubonsee Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,168
1.54% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$4,059
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.71%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
7,564
30.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
33.6%
305 Graduates

About

Waubonsee Community College is a higher education institution located in Kane County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Waubonsee Community College were .

In 2020, 1,627 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Waubonsee Community College. 50.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (891 degrees), 1.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (531 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Waubonsee Community College is $3,168, which is $−4,812 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Waubonsee Community College is $3,168, which is $−4,812 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,059.

In 2020, 33% of undergraduate students attending Waubonsee Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,168
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Waubonsee Community College was $3,168. The cost of tuition at Waubonsee Community College is $−4,812 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$4,059
2020 Value
12%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Waubonsee Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,059. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Waubonsee Community College grew by 12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,375
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Waubonsee Community College was of $9,375 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 2.68% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.99% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

33% of undergraduate students at Waubonsee Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.13% with respect to 2019, when 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.71%
2018 Default Rate
47
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Waubonsee Community College was 6.71%, which represents 47 out of the 700 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Waubonsee Community College has a total enrollment of 7,564 students. The full-time enrollment at Waubonsee Community College is 2,275 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,289. This means that 30.1% of students enrolled at Waubonsee Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Waubonsee Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.4% White, 35.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.97% Black or African American, 3.56% Asian, 2.43% Two or More Races, 0.159% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.159% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Waubonsee Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (28.4%), followed by White Female (27.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Waubonsee Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,564 students. The full-time enrollment at Waubonsee Community College is 2,275 and the part-time enrollment is 5,289. This means that 30.1% of students enrolled at Waubonsee Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Waubonsee Community College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Waubonsee Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,736
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,710
  3. Black or African American
    527

The enrolled student population at Waubonsee Community College is 49.4% White, 35.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.97% Black or African American, 3.56% Asian, 2.43% Two or More Races, 0.159% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.159% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 13 more women than men received degrees from Waubonsee Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Waubonsee Community College is white (891 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (531 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Waubonsee Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Waubonsee Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (249 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (168 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (554 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Waubonsee Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (159,624 people), Police officers (130,696 people), Other managers (96,590 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (50,724 people), and Registered nurses (46,447 people).

The most specialized majors at Waubonsee Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (249 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (168 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (554 degrees), Human Sciences (25 degrees), and Precision Production (23 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Waubonsee Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Waubonsee Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (249 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (168 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (554 degrees), Human Sciences (25 degrees), and Precision Production (23 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Waubonsee Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (318,225 people), Elementary & secondary schools (304,986 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (141,268 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (101,995 people), and Individual & family services (62,618 people).

The most specialized majors at Waubonsee Community College are Interdisciplinary Studies (249 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (168 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (554 degrees), Human Sciences (25 degrees), and Precision Production (23 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Waubonsee Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Waubonsee Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

807
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
820
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 807 degrees were awarded to men at Waubonsee Community College, which is 0.984 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (820).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 225 degrees were awarded to men at Waubonsee Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.9 times less than the 250 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 250 degrees were awarded to women at Waubonsee Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.11 times more than the 225 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 15% of students graduating from Waubonsee Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Waubonsee Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.328% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    891 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    531 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Waubonsee Community College is white (891 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (531 degrees).

1.23% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    468 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    423 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    273 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Waubonsee Community College is white male (468 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (423 degrees).

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Operations

Waubonsee Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.47M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.37M (98.2%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Waubonsee Community College had a total salary expenditure of $111M. Waubonsee Community College employs 36 Assistant professors, 28 Professors, and 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Waubonsee Community College are Female Assistant professors (21), Male Professors(15), and Male Assistant professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Waubonsee Community College are: Management, with 77 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 64 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.47M
2020 Endowment
2.94%
decline from 2019

Waubonsee Community College has an endowment valued at about $5.47M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Waubonsee Community College declined 2.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.05M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Waubonsee Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$38.4M
2020 Salaries
1.43%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Waubonsee Community College paid a median of $38.4M in salaries, which represents 34.7% of their overall expenditure ($111M) and a 1.43% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.34% decline from 2018 and a 4.83% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.44M
Instructional Salaries
93
Number of Employees

In 2020, Waubonsee Community College paid a total of $8.44M to 93 employees working as instructors, which represents 22% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
77 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Waubonsee Community College were Assistant professor with 36 employees; Professor with 28 employees; and Professor with 20 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Waubonsee Community College were Management with 77 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 64 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Waubonsee Community College was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Male Professor with 15 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Waubonsee Community College.

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