Highland Community College, also known as HCC, is a public college located in Freeport, Illinois, United States. It was established in the year 1962. The main campus spreads across an area of 140 acres. HCC offers a number of programs in various areas of study including arts, science and business, and computer science, among others. The institution also provides opportunities for adult education. Courses are provided through online services as well.
HCC's athletics department fields an impressive number of men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association Men's Division I and the National Junior College Athletic Association Men's Division II. They are nicknamed the CougarS. The Cougars compete in basketball, golf, baseball, softball, and volleyball.
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Highland Community College
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport , IL 61032-9341
General Phone: (815) 235-6121
|General Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors [see all]|
|Liberal Arts||128||liberal arts and sciences, general studies|
|Science||77||biological and physical sciences|
|Nursing and Emergency Medicine||53||registered nursing, licensed practical nurse|
|Business and Management||18||business management, accounting, accounting technology|
|Mechanics and Repair||17||computer repair, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics|
|Beauty and Cosmetology||12||cosmetology, manicurist|
|Family and Social Work||12||child care provider|
|Engineering Technician||9||industrial tech, manufacturing tech|
|Medical Administration||6||medical records tech, medical transcription|
|Office and Administration||3||administrative assistant, general office occupations|
|Computer Science and Engineering||3||information technology|
|Agricultural Science and Management||3||agricultural management|
|Medical Support and Technology||2||medical coding|
Number of programs and degrees for Highland Community College in 2008-2009:
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||30||6|
|Award of less than 1 academic year||33||11|
In 2007-2008, Highland Community College had a total enrollment of 2,049 students (1,429 full-time equivalent).
Students By Class:
Students by Age:
Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)
Retention Rates (2007):
The school does not offer campus housing.
The school does not offer students a meal plan.
Expenses and Financial Aid:
|In-state tuition and fees||$ 3,282|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$ 3,282|
|Books and supplies||$ 900|
Highland Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 168100)
Highland Community College has a tenure system for faculty.
Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):
|Full-Time Faculty Level||Men||Women|
|Non-tenured, but on tenure track||3||6|
Salaries for full-time faculty:
Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):
|Full-Time Faculty Level||Contract Length||Number Men||Avg Salary Men||Number Women||Avg Salary Women|
|No academic rank||academic year||31||$70,418||15||$66,676|
|All faculty total||academic year||31||$70,418||15||$66,676|
*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.
Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
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What Sets Highland Community College Apart:
|% of degrees in science |
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|Salaries of full-time faculty |
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|% of degrees in liberal arts |
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Accepts some high school credits
Offers credit for life experience
Grants credits for AP courses
Offers distance learning
Offers weekend classes
Student employment services
On-campus day care
Remedial classes for students
Offers remedial adult education
Offers part-time study
Tenure system for quality teaching
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