Highland Community College (Freeport)

2998 W Pearl City Rd, Freeport
IL, 61032-9341
Tel: (815)235-6121
2,064 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 2,064 students (51% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 12% 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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Highland Community College (Freeport) 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

Student Body

The student population of 2,064 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,064 students
1,303 students
Highland Community College (Freeport) Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,062 students
834 students
Highland Community College (Freeport) Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,002 students
1,040 students
Highland Community College (Freeport) Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Highland Community College (Freeport) sch enrollment Highland Community College (Freeport) sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Highland Community College (Freeport) Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Highland Community College (Freeport) Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Highland Community College (Freeport) Black (2006-2012)
% White
Highland Community College (Freeport) White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Highland Community College (Freeport) More (2010-2012)
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 0.44
Highland Community College (Freeport) Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,840 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,416 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,840 $5,890
Highland Community College (Freeport) In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,416 $10,050
Highland Community College (Freeport) Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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Did You Know?
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 $10,622 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 76%. 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 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.