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 3,109 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.

Top Placements

Highland Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Kansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 140 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Highland Community College(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty140 staff66 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Highland Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Highland Community College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 131% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,109 students1,667 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:126:1
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# Full-Time Students1,066 students682 students
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# Part-Time Students2,043 students985 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
471342
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
3%
12%
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% Black
9%
9%
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% White
65%
64%
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% Two or more races
6%
3%
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% Non Resident races
6%
3%
% Unknown races
8%
5%
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Diversity Score0.550.56
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College Completion Rate
29%
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 $3,378. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,870 is less than the state average of $4,337. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,870$3,378
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,870$4,337
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,247$9,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,495$5,495
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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: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Highland Community College is Northeast Kansas Technical Center (21.2 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,378 per year for in-state students and $4,337 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,303 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.