Highland Community College (Highland)

Tel: (785)442-6000
2,907 students
Public institution
Highland Community College is an open-admissions institution serving residents and non-residents of the state of Kansas. We offer you an excellent array of opportunities to make choices, both academically and with extracurricular activities.
School Highlights:
Highland Community College (Highland) serves 2,907 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 23%.
Highland Community College (Highland) is the only community colleges within Doniphan County, KS.
The nearest community college is Northeast Kansas Technical Center (21.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 126 teachers has grown by 70% over five years.
Highland Community College (Highland) 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 126 staff
59 staff
Highland Community College (Highland) Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,907 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,907 students
1,282 students
Highland Community College (Highland) Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
22:1
Highland Community College (Highland) student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,206 students
810 students
Highland Community College (Highland) Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,701 students
1,017 students
Highland Community College (Highland) Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Highland Community College (Highland) Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Highland Community College (Highland) Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Highland Community College (Highland) Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
6%
12%
Highland Community College (Highland) Black (2006-2013)
% White
79%
57%
Highland Community College (Highland) White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races"
1% 2%
% Unknown races
7%
3%
Highland Community College (Highland) Unknown (2006-2013)
Highland Community College (Highland) 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. 0.24 0.53
Highland Community College (Highland) Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,000 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,390 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has declined by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,000 $5,742
Highland Community College (Highland) In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,390 $10,294
Highland Community College (Highland) Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 471 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
89%
Highland Community College (Highland) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The most important people in ensuring the quality of your academic life at HCC are the faculty. Just as they are prepared to assist you in the classroom with quality instruction, they will also be involved with you outside the classroom as advisors, intramural opponents, and friends. The Highland Community College Adult Education Program, in collaboration with multiple service agencies and educational institutions in Northeast Kansas, enables undereducated area adults to further their education and thus improve the quality of their lives by providing meaningful educational opportunities and support services. Highland Community College offers a variety of allied health courses for college credit.

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