Highland Community College

  • 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 serves 2,700 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 2,700 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,870
  • Out-state tuition: $3,870
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 240 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Highland Community College
(KS) 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
240 staff
170 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Highland Community College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Highland Community College diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,700 students
1,530 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
932 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,768 students
902 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
169 students
230 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
932 students
581 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
2 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,768 students
902 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
417 students
342 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
2%
14%
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% Black
11%
8%
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% White
73%
61%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
4%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.45
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
37%
39%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.65%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,700
$34,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,870 is more than the state average of $3,545. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,870 is less than the state average of $4,477. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,870
$3,545
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,870
$4,477
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
80%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,250
$8,892
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,250
$5,467
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
ACT Composite
n/a
21

Sports

Total Sports Offered
9 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Highland Community College cost?
Highland Community College's tuition is approximately $3,870 for In-State students and $3,870 for Out-State students.
What sports does Highland Community College offer?
Highland Community College offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 2,700 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,870
  • Out-state tuition: $3,870
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,545 per year for in-state students and $4,477 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,155 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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