• Heartland Community College provides access to higher education and excellence in teaching and learning. HCC graduates transfer to over 500 colleges and universities throughout the United States.

School Highlights

Heartland Community College serves 4,485 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is same as the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,485 students
  • In-state tuition: $8,070
  • Out-state tuition: $11,970
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 23%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 367 teachers has grown by 126% over five years.
Heartland Community College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
367 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Heartland Community College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The Heartland Community College diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,485 students
2,581 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,614 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,871 students
1,683 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Heartland Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of IL.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
331 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,614 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,871 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
7%
24%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Heartland Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
7%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Heartland Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
77%
53%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Heartland Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.39
0.64
This chart display the diversity score of Heartland Community College and the community college average diversity score of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
42%
36%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Heartland Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,700
$31,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Heartland Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of IL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $8,070 is more than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,970 is more than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$8,070
$7,972
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Heartland Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,970
$10,688
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Heartland Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
66%
81%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Heartland Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$7,610
$8,029
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Heartland Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,250
$4,600
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Heartland Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Heartland Community College cost?

Heartland Community College's tuition is approximately $8,070 for In-State students and $11,970 for Out-State students.

What schools are Heartland Community College often compared to?

Heartland Community Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Illinois Central College by visitors of our site.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,485 students
  • In-state tuition: $8,070
  • Out-state tuition: $11,970
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 23%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,972 per year for in-state students and $10,688 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,695 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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