Waubonsee has top-ranked academic programs, a dynamic student population, a breadth of services and resources, and a growing campus network — all of which mean a richer college experience for you. Waubonsee Community College, a two-year public institution of higher learning, came into existence in August 1966 when the electorate of 12 school districts in most of Kane and portions of Kendall, DeKalb, LaSalle and Will counties voted to establish Community College District 516.
Waubonsee Community College had a permanent name but had yet to locate to a permanent campus and so, when the college opened its doors for classes on Sept. 11, 1967, the doors were those of a variety of community facilities. The school’s initial enrollment of 1,603 students — 403 full time and 1,200-part time — has grown steadily since that time, with the college currently serving more than 12,000 students each semester.
Waubonsee Community College Vision, Values and Mission are Waubonsee Community College opens the door of knowledge, sparks imaginations, and enlightens lives through learning. Quality — We constantly redefine what it means to be “the best,” seeking to improve in every area and exceed the expectations of those we serve. Value — We focus every resource directly on the search for learning, creating tangible benefits in everything we do. Innovation — We are actively engaged on the frontiers of education, continuously improving the learning environment for our students and communities. Waubonsee Community College is a public, comprehensive community college which was organized in 1966, as mandated by the Illinois Community College Act, to provide education and training services for individuals in portions of Kane, Kendall, DeKalb, LaSalle and Will counties of District 516.
Waubonsee Community College opens the door of knowledge, sparks imagination and enlightens lives through learning. The Waubonsee Foundation strengthens this vision by providing opportunities for all citizens in our community to have access to a quality education.