Highland Community College (Highland)

  • 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 stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Highland Community College (Highland) has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:127:1
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# Full-Time Students1,128 students653 students
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# Part-Time Students2,089 students898 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
471300
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
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2%
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% Hispanic
1%
9%
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% Black
5%
8%
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% White
87%
72%
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% Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.240.46
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College Completion Rate
27%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,700$34,000
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,870$4,523
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,228$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,454
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Sports

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,
Volleyball
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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