Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College was initially established as the Cambria County Area Community College in 1993. It was given its present name in the year 2004. The institute operates as both a community college and a vocational school. Classes are offered at the Ebensburg Education Center in Ebensburg, and the Richland Campus in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Students at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College are offered more than 30 associate's degrees, certificates and diploma programs. Courses are available in the fields of business, liberal arts, human services and education, science, and technology.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College supports a number of clubs and organizations. The students are members of Greek societies including the Phi Theta Kappa, and the Tau Upsilon Alpha. Among the other associations are the Early Childhood Education Club, Environmental Society, Student Government Association, and Psychology Club.

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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
101 Community College Way
Johnstown , PA 15904
General Phone: (814) 262-6400

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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management38business management, accounting technology, banking
Office and Administration34data entry, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Medical Administration21medical transcription, health and medical administrative
Construction Trades17building inspector
Family and Social Work16adult development and aging, child care management, child care provider, human services
Computer Science and Engineering15computer programming, web design, computer networking, computer security
Liberal Arts14liberal arts and sciences
Engineering Technician14architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, environmental engineering tech, manufacturing tech
Medical Support and Technology13medical coding, pharmacy tech
Education and Teaching11education, teacher aide
Hospitality5hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Security and Law Enforcement5corrections, criminal justice and administration
Media2communication studies, communications tech courses
Law2court reporting, legal support
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1dietetics and clinical nutrition

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree14128
Award of less than 1 academic year589
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years154

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College had a total enrollment of 1,358 students (1,128 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 90%
Black 4%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 19%
20-21 18%
22-24 16%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

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


Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 44 %

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,100
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,690
Books and supplies $ 900

Financial Aid:
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3180400)

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Faculty

Pennsylvania Highlands 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
Professoracademic year2*5$46,567
Associate professoracademic year2*3$44,201
Assistant professoracademic year2*3$40,686
Instructoracademic year3$37,3334$37,953
All faculty totalacademic year9$40,79615$42,620

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

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Human Services, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Support Services, Other

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services


Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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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 Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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