Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 110 teachers has grown by 32% over five years.
|Pennsylvania Highlands Community College||(PA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||110 staff||25 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,814 students||618 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||26:1||25:1|
|# Full-Time Students||782 students||372 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,032 students||246 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$28,900||$34,800|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketball, Bowling,|
Cross Country, Volleyball,
|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
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is Cambria-Rowe Business College-Johnstown (4.7 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 142 students | 4.70 Mi221 Central Ave
Johnstown,  PA  15902
- 906 students | 24.20 Mi500 Innovation Drive
Blairsville,  PA  15717
- 95 students | 29.80 Mi422 S 13th St
Indiana,  PA  15701
- 186 students | 37.10 Mi222 E Pittsburgh St Ste A
Greensburg,  PA  15601
- 5,638 students | 38.40 Mi145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood,  PA  15697
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