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 2,752 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%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 137 teachers has grown by 174% over five years.
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty137 staff56 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

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 Enrollment2,752 students477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:112:1
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# Full-Time Students748 students331 students
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# Part-Time Students2,004 students146 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
2%
11%
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% Black
4%
15%
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% White
84%
56%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
6%
11%
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Diversity Score0.290.64
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College Completion Rate
35%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,900$34,900
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Tuition Cost 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
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Tuition NotesIn-State tuition listed is the non-sponsored rate.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,214$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,225$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%86%
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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: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is Commonwealth Technical Institute (6.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Commonwealth Technical Institute
    Private not-for-profit
    193 students | 6.30 Mi727 Goucher St
    Johnstown, PA 15905
    (814) 255-8200
    6.30193
  • 39 students | 27.90 Mi2900 Fairway Dr
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 201-2025
    27.9039
  • 139 students | 37.10 Mi222 E Pittsburgh St Ste A
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    (724) 832-1050
    37.10139
  • 4,645 students | 38.40 Mi145 Pavilion Lane
    Youngwood, PA 15697
    (724) 925-4077
    38.404,645
  • 2,584 students | 42.60 Mi12401 Willowbrook Rd SE
    Cumberland, MD 21502
    (301) 784-5000
    42.602,584
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