Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

101 Community College Way
Johnstown, PA 15904
Tel: (814)262-6400
2,470 students
Public institution
At Pennsylvania Highlands, we are proud of our ability to offer you a high-quality, affordable education that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today's competitive job market or in further advanced education. We offer over 30 associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in areas including Business, Liberal Arts, Public Service, Science, and Technology to assist you in reaching your unique goals.
School Highlights
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College serves 2,470 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Cambria County, PA.
The nearest community college is Cambria-Rowe Business College-Johnstown (4.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 83 teachers has grown by 72% over five years.
College Pennsylvania Highlands Community College 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 83 staff
62 staff
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,470 has grown by 60% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 27% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,470 students 1,371 students
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
22:1
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 924 students
779 students
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,546 students
1,083 students
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
2%
20%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
3%
15%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
85%
49%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
% Unknown races
8%
6%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.28 0.70
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,096 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,448 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has declined by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,096 $5,664
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,448 $10,360
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
90%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College grants admissions to individuals who have successfully earned a high school diploma or a GED high school equivalency. We accept applications year round and admits students on a rolling basis. All students applying are encouraged to contact a representative from the Admissions Office to ensure accurate completion of the application and appropriate goals are established.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,366 per year for in-state students and $13,153 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,590 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania 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 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.