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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 2,752 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,752 students
  • In-state tuition: $8,130
  • Out-state tuition: $11,466
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 137 teachers has grown by 174% over five years.
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
137 staff
56 staff
This chart display total faculty of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and community college average number of faculty in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,752 students
477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
748 students
331 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,004 students
146 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of PA.
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
314 students
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
2%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
4%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
84%
56%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and the percentage of White community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
6%
11%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score
0.29
0.64
This chart display the diversity score of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and the community college average diversity score of PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate
35%
56%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,900
$34,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of PA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $8,130 is less than the state average of $10,168. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,466 is less than the state average of $14,356. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$8,130
$10,168
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,466
$14,356
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Tuition Notes
In-State tuition listed is the non-sponsored rate.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
87%
91%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$11,214
$13,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,225
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
100%
86%
This chart display the percent admitted of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and the community college average percent admitted of PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports
Sports
Basketball, 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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,752 students
  • In-state tuition: $8,130
  • Out-state tuition: $11,466
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Verified school update

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