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Highland Community College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Highland Community College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Highland Community College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Highland Community College was awarded 7 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Highland Community College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Highland Community College?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Highland Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Highland Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Highland Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Highland Community College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Highland Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 39% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Highland Community College. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  39 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Highland Community College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,866 undergraduates at Highland Community College with 991 being full-time and 1,875 being part-time.

Highland Community College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 87.82 out of 100, Highland Community College is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  87.82 out of 100
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How Much Does Highland Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Highland Community College is $6,935. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Highland Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,722 $7,198 $10,495 $10,666 $10,905

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Highland Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Highland Community College, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $4,530 a year. That adds up to $18,120 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Highland Community College is 17.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Highland Community College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Highland Community College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $31,800 in their early years. This is about 20% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Highland Community College

Located in Highland, Kansas, Highland Community College is a public institution. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Highland Community College.

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Location of Highland Community College

Contact details for Highland Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 606 W Main, Highland, KS 66035-4165
Phone: 785-442-6000

Highland Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Highland Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Highland Community College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,353 students took at least one online class at Highland Community College. This is the same number of students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,353 848
2016-2017 1,353 841
2015-2016 1,292 812
2014-2015 1,385 914
2013-2014 1,261 825

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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