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 21:1.
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 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
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,031 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 27:1 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
1,269 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
1,050 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 981 students
1,017 students
Highland Community College (Freeport) sch enrollment Highland Community College (Freeport) sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
% Black
9%
12%
% White
81%
57%
% Two or more races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Highland Community College (Freeport) sch ethnicity Highland Community College (Freeport) sta ethnicity
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

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,479 is less than the state average of $5,740. 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 $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,479 $5,740
Highland Community College (Freeport) In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,031 $10,252
Highland Community College (Freeport) Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79%
89%
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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For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,082 per year for in-state students and $9,176 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,052 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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.