Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, IL 60554
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Waubonsee Community College (WCC) is located in Sugar Grove, Illinois. This school was founded back in 1966 and it continues to provide students in the area with a top-notch education. This is a fairly large community college that serves over 30,000 students. As a large school that has become a big part of the community, this college offers a number of different degrees and certificate opportunities to students. Students will be able to pursue lucrative career paths while getting the most thorough education possible. The school even offers a robust athletics department for students who wish to take part in sports.

WCC has a number of different nursing opportunities available to its students as well. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing in Education (ACEN). This school offers a variety of different nursing courses that will teach students the basics, as well as important nursing philosophies that will serve them well during their time as professionals. It is also worth noting that the WCC average success rate on the NCLEX-RN licensure examination is consistently above the national average. Students can find great success in the nursing field when attending school at WCC. The registered nursing program continues to produce successful nurses that go on to have long careers. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students9,518
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 11 60
Certificate 20 141
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
09/01/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$126/credit
In State Students$306/credit
Out of State Students$330/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,670 $13,770 $14,850
ADN 70 $8,820 $21,420 $23,100
BSN 125 $15,750 $38,250 $41,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 56% of Waubonsee Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 34% $4,050
Other Federal Grant 5% $568
State Grant & Scholarships 17% $1,017
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 12% $2,706
Federal Student Loans 15% $3,310
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,135
$30,001 to $48,000$4,277
$48,001 to $75,000$7,117
$75,001 to $110,000$9,057
Over $110,000$9,261

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
Waubonsee Community College
Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

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