Highland Community College Freeport

Highland Community College Freeport

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

Highland Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts128liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Science77biological and physical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine53registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management18business management, accounting, accounting technology
Mechanics and Repair17computer repair, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Beauty and Cosmetology12cosmetology, manicurist
Family and Social Work12child care provider
Engineering Technician9industrial tech, manufacturing tech
Medical Administration6medical records tech, medical transcription
Design4graphic design
Office and Administration3administrative assistant, general office occupations
Computer Science and Engineering3information technology
Agricultural Science and Management3agricultural management
Medical Support and Technology2medical coding
Production Trades2welding

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree29116
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years306
Award of less than 1 academic year3311

Highland Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Highland Community College had a total enrollment of 2,049 students (1,429 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 8%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 31%
20-21 15%
22-24 9%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Highland Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 39 %

Highland Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,282
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,282
Books and supplies $ 900

Financial Aid:
Highland Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 168100)

Highland Community College Faculty

Highland Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track36

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year31$70,41815$66,676
All faculty totalacademic year31$70,41815$66,676

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

Highland Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

Graphic Design

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

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Highland Community College Highlights

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What Sets Highland Community College Apart:

% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 3%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Highland Community College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Highland Community College % of degrees in liberal arts

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
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 On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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