Located in Highland, Kansas, Highland Community College is the first college established in the state. The school’s mission is to serve as a stepping-stone on which local area residents begin their journey to a successful future. HCC offers a broad range of associate degrees in various fields, from art to criminal justice. Job certification is the program of choice for students who would rather take a more direct route into the work force than transfer to a baccalaureate college for further study.
In addition to excellent educational offerings, HCC has clubs, activities, and organizations that students are encouraged to join: from personal interest and social groups to academic honor societies, their student groups offer something for everyone!
Admission to Highland is open; students with a high school diplomas or GED are encouraged to apply. Tuition is affordable, and all learners may apply for scholarships and financial aid. For more information, contact Highland’s admissions office, and get on board for the ride of your life!
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $1,900-$2,300
- Out-of-State: $2,200-$2,585
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $60-$72 per unit
- Out-of-State: $67-$80 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||86%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||83%||$4,776|
|Receiving Student Loans||59%||$4,773|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Highland Community College may provide services including:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Highland Community College against community colleges in Kansas.
|Highland Community College||Doniphan County||Kansas|
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 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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Security and Protective Services
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.
- Kansas City Kansas Community College in Kansas City, KS (58 miles away)
- Manhattan Area Technical College in Manhattan, KS (85 miles away)
- North Central Missouri College in Trenton, MO (89 miles away)
- Southwestern Community College in Creston, IA (96 miles away)
- Southeast Community College in Lincoln, NE (97 miles away)