Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

101 Community College Way
Johnstown, PA 15904
Tel: (814)262-6400
2,513 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 2,513 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Cambria County, PA.
The nearest community college is Cambria-Rowe Business College-Johnstown (4.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 60 staff
59 staff
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,513 teachers has grown by 91% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 64% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,513 students
1,282 students
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 42:1
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
985 students
810 students
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,528 students
1,017 students
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Black
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
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. 0.06 0.53
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,660 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,630 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,660 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,630 $10,294
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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 $9,412 per year for in-state students and $13,198 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,275 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 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Commonwealth Medical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.