Highland Community College
Freeport, IL 61032-9341


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,857
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Highland Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Highland Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $5,184 and in-state students paid $5,088.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 80% of Highland Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 54% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,247 (which is 2.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Highland Community College in 2016-2017, was 48, which is 14% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,448 (which is 24.3% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Highland Community College has enrolled a total of 1,857 students (891 students full-time and 966 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,857 students, 60 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 103 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 81%

Black/African American: 8%

Two or more races: 4%

Hispanic: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Asian: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Highland Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 20% 466
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 12% 278 0
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 10% 240
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 8% 184
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 6% 148
Transportation And Materials Moving 6% 136
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 3% 70
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 2% 53
Precision Production 1% 32
Education 1% 18

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Highland Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Highland Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,200. Last year, out of the total 609 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 542 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 823 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 667 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,200 $26,500
Employment Rate 89% 81%
Total Graduates 609 823

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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Rock Valley College
34.7 mile away
Kishwaukee College
47.1 mile away
McHenry County College
66.8 mile away
Black Hawk College
68.5 mile away
Elgin Community College
71.6 mile away