Highland Community College (Highland)

Tel: (785)442-6000
3,217 students
Public institution
  • Highland Community College is an open-admissions institution serving residents and non-residents of the state of Kansas. We offer you an excellent array of opportunities to make choices, both academically and with extracurricular activities.
School Highlights
Highland Community College (Highland) serves 3,217 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Highland Community College (Highland) is the only community colleges within Doniphan County, KS.
The nearest community college is Northeast Kansas Technical Center (21.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 140 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
Highland Community College (Highland) (KS) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 140 staff 62 staff
Highland Community College (Highland) Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

The student population of 3,217 has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,217 students 1,383 students
Highland Community College (Highland) Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 27:1
Highland Community College (Highland) Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,128 students 682 students
Highland Community College (Highland) Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 2,089 students 826 students
Highland Community College (Highland) Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Highland Community College (Highland) Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
471 300
% American Indian/Alaskan
Highland Community College (Highland) American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Highland Community College (Highland) Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Highland Community College (Highland) Black (2007-2015)
% White
Highland Community College (Highland) White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Highland Community College (Highland) More (2014-2015)
Highland Community College (Highland) Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.24 0.48
Highland Community College (Highland) Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,180 is more than the state average of $2,910. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,710 is more than the state average of $4,032. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,180 $2,910
Highland Community College (Highland) In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,710 $4,032
Highland Community College (Highland) Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91% 90%
Highland Community College (Highland) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The most important people in ensuring the quality of your academic life at HCC are the faculty. Just as they are prepared to assist you in the classroom with quality instruction, they will also be involved with you outside the classroom as advisors, intramural opponents, and friends. The Highland Community College Adult Education Program, in collaboration with multiple service agencies and educational institutions in Northeast Kansas, enables undereducated area adults to further their education and thus improve the quality of their lives by providing meaningful educational opportunities and support services. Highland Community College offers a variety of allied health courses for college credit.

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    (913) 621-8700

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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,910 per year for in-state students and $4,032 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,024 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.