Highland Community College (Highland)

Tel: (785)442-6000
  • 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 3,217 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.
  • Highland Community College (Highland) is the only community colleges within Doniphan County, KS.
  • The nearest community college to Highland Community College (Highland) is Northeast Kansas Technical Center (21.3 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 140 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
Highland Community College (Highland)(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty140 staff62 staff
Highland Community College (Highland) Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Highland Community College (Highland) has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Highland Community College (Highland) diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,217 students1,551 students
Highland Community College (Highland) Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:127:1
Highland Community College (Highland) Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,128 students653 students
Highland Community College (Highland) Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,089 students898 students
Highland Community College (Highland) Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Highland Community College (Highland) Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Highland Community College (Highland) Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Highland Community College (Highland) American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Highland Community College (Highland) Asian (2007-2009)
% Hispanic
Highland Community College (Highland) Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Highland Community College (Highland) Black (2007-2016)
% White
Highland Community College (Highland) White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Highland Community College (Highland) More (2014-2016)
Highland Community College (Highland) Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.240.46
Highland Community College (Highland) Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Highland Community College (Highland) Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,700$34,000
Highland Community College (Highland) Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,870 is more than the state average of $3,503. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,870 is less than the state average of $4,523. The out-state tuition has declined by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,870$3,503
Highland Community College (Highland) In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,870$4,523
Highland Community College (Highland) Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%90%
Highland Community College (Highland) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,228$9,500
Highland Community College (Highland) Median debt for students who have completed (2011-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,454
Highland Community College (Highland) Median debt for students who have not completed (2011-2015)


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Dance, Football,
Softball, Track and Field,
Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,503 per year for in-state students and $4,523 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,710 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.