Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

101 Community College Way
Johnstown, PA 15904
Tel: 8142626400
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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).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has grown by 129% 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
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has declined by 7% 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 grown by 359% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,814 students618 students
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:125:1
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students782 students372 students
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,032 students246 students
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Asian (2007-2012)
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
6%
14%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
84%
63%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College More (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
4%
10%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.270.57
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
23%
54%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,900$34,800
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,466$14,058
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesIn-State tuition listed is the non-sponsored rate.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%94%
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,016$13,000
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,742$6,245
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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.