Highland Community College: Narrative Description

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2998 West Pearl City Rd.
Freeport, IL 61032-9341
Tel: (815)235-6121
Fax: (815)235-6130
Web Site: http://www.highland.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 240-acre rural campus. Endowment: $6.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3429 per student. Total enrollment: 2,462. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 462 applied, 100% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 41% from top half. Full-time: 1,147 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 1,315 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 58% 25 or older. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1488 full-time, $62 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2664 full-time, $111 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2664 full-time, $111 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $120 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Royal Scots, Prairie Wind, intramurals, Collegiate Choir. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Welcome Back to Campus Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Highland Library plus 1 other with 47,000 books, 295 microform titles, 3,980 serials, 2,776 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $242,430. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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