Highland Community College Highland

Highland Community College Highland

Highland Community College, also referred to as HCC, is located in Highland, Kansas, United States. It was chartered in the year 1858 and was the first community college in Kansas. HCC offers degrees and certificate programs in diverse areas of study including allied health, accounting, business administration, education, nursing, and risk management. There are online programs available for outstation students.

The college's students particpate in sports such as cross country, basketball, baseball, track and field, softball, football, spirit, and volleyball. Highland Community College also has many student clubs and organizations including the Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Athletic Training Club, Business Professionals of America, Phi Beta Lambda, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Art Club.

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Highland Community College
606 W Main
Highland , KS 66035-4165
General Phone: (785) 442-6000

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Highland Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts54liberal arts and sciences, social services
Business and Management20business
Education and Teaching15education, teacher aide
Science12biology, physical sciences
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention
Nursing and Emergency Medicine9various nursing
Art Studies8visual and performing arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7mind-body therapies
Agricultural Science and Management7agriculture
Family and Social Work6child care management
Therapy and Counseling5psychology
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Media2communication studies
Office and Administration0administrative assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Highland Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree15920
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01

Highland Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Highland Community College had a total enrollment of 2,810 students (1,681 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 33%
20-21 20%
22-24 14%
25-29 8%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Highland Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 37 %
Part-Time 18 %

Highland Community College Room and Board (2007)

Highland Community College offers campus housing for 405 of its 1,681 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Highland, Kansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kansas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 17 meals per week.

Highland Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,370
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,900
Room and board $ 4,825
Room charge $ 2,500
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,790
Books and supplies $ 410
Other expenses $ 1,445

Financial Aid:
Highland Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 192100)

Highland Community College Faculty

Highland Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year33$39,87025$40,755
All faculty totalacademic year33$39,87025$40,755

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Highland Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports02929

Highland Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Movement and Mind-Body Therapies and Education, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Highland Community College Highlights

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What Sets Highland Community College Apart:

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Top 12%Highland Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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% students on athletic fin. aid
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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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