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Highland Community College – Freeport

2998 W Pearl City Rd, Freeport, IL

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At Highland Community College, students have the opportunity to make the most of their associate’s degree. As a public two year institution that allows for transfer between its campuses, it has a number of different offerings that appeal to students. It’s main campus is located in Freeport, Illinois, a middle sized town with a population of 25,638 at the time of the last census. A fun fact about the city is that it is known as the “Pretzel City” for the pretzel company that was founded shortly after the first settlers came to the region nearly 200 years ago. The city itself is rather quaint, but it has a number of parks and other smaller attractions that make life there more enjoyable.

Highland Community College offers associate’s degrees at the normal two year intervals, and currently has an enrollment of 3,702. In state and out of state costs are very similar, with the former being $3,792 in 2012 and the latter being $3,984. In the prior year, both were the same number, which indicates almost no discrimination between in and out of state tuition, something that is very attractive to out of state students. There are a wide variety of majors and programs to choose from, including:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Nail Technician
  • Social Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Fine Arts
  • Engineering
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Cosmetology
  • Computer Science
  • Business
  • Agriculture
  • Wind Turbine Technician

With many on campus offerings, including a bookstore, student organizations, activities, events, and sports teams, Highland Community College is a very popular choice for younger students. There are also a wide variety of scholarships offered: more than 100 in all, which help students from all backgrounds to afford the wonderful opportunity found at Highland Community College.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $3,000-$3,500
    • Out-of-State: $4,900-$5,933
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $120-$150 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $210-$250 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid79%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships74%$4,202
Receiving Student Loans19%$4,077

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Highland Community College – Freeport may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Highland Community College – Freeport compared to community colleges in Illinois, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Highland Community College – FreeportStephenson CountyIllinois
Graduation Rate36.6%-23.9%
Transfer-out Rate21.1%-26.6%
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Highland Community College – Freeport by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Highland Community College – Freeport.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
79%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,351