Highland Community College (Freeport)

2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Tel: (815)235-6121
2,031 students
Public institution
Highland Community college is committed to shaping the future of our communities by providing quality education and learning opportunities through programs and services that encourage the personal and professional growth of the people of northwestern Illinois.
School Highlights:
Highland Community College (Freeport) serves 2,031 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Highland Community College (Freeport) is the only community colleges within Stephenson County, IL.
The nearest community college is Sauk Valley Community College (31.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 80 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Highland Community College (Freeport) 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 80 staff
59 staff
Highland Community College (Freeport) Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,031 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,031 students
1,282 students
Highland Community College (Freeport) Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
Highland Community College (Freeport) student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,050 students
810 students
Highland Community College (Freeport) Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 981 students
1,017 students
Highland Community College (Freeport) Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Highland Community College (Freeport) Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Highland Community College (Freeport) American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2013)
% Asian
Highland Community College (Freeport) Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Highland Community College (Freeport) Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Highland Community College (Freeport) Black (2006-2013)
% White
Highland Community College (Freeport) White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Highland Community College (Freeport) More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Highland Community College (Freeport) Unknown (2010-2013)
Highland Community College (Freeport) 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. 0.22 0.53
Highland Community College (Freeport) Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,479 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,031 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,479 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,031 $10,294
Highland Community College (Freeport) Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79%
Highland Community College (Freeport) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Highland Community College offers more than 60 programs of applied and transfer degrees, community education and business training. In addition to comprehensive academic programming, Highland provides theatre, art and music opportunities for the community. Highland Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association’s Academic Quality Improvement Program. Located in Freeport and Elizabeth, Highland is conveniently positioned in the tri-state region with access to several major metropolitan areas. For more information about Highland Community College, call 815.235.6121 or visit www.highland.edu. 

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Illinois 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 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Illinois is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.