Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

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  • At Pennsylvania Highlands, we are proud of our ability to offer you a high-quality, affordable education that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today's competitive job market or in further advanced education. We offer over 35 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in a variety of areas to assist you in reaching your goals.
School Highlights
  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College serves 2,814 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Cambria County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is Cambria-Rowe Business College-Johnstown (4.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has grown by 32% over five years.
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty110 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has grown by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
  • The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,814 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:125:1
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# Full-Time Students782 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students2,032 students246 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
7%
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% Black
6%
14%
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% White
84%
63%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
10%
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Diversity Score0.270.57
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College Completion Rate
23%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,900$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $8,130 is less than the state average of $10,533. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,466 is less than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,130$10,533
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,466$14,058
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Tuition NotesIn-State tuition listed is the non-sponsored rate.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,016$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,742$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%84%

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketball, Bowling,
Cross Country, Volleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Anime/Video Gaming Club, Blair Center Activities Club, Bowling Club, Care Club, Cheer/Spirit/Dance, CRU, Ebensburg Center Activities Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Huntingdon Center Activities Club, Media Production Club, Music Club (Acapella), Phi Theta Kappa, Psychology Club, Rotaract Club, Sigma Alpha Pi, Somerset Center Activities Club, Student Veterans Association, Trojan Ambassador Club, Yes You Can
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College grants admission to individuals who have successfully earned a high school diploma or a GED high school equivalency. We accept applications year round and admit students on a rolling basis. All students applying are encouraged to contact a representative from the Admissions Office to ensure accurate completion of the application and appropriate goals are established.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,533 per year for in-state students and $14,058 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,683 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.