- Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
- Top Majors: Health Care, Liberal Arts
- Degrees Awarded: Community
- Type: Public
- Campus Setting: Suburban
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans, Work Study
- Gender: Coed
- Country: United States
- In State Tuition: $9,222
- Out of State Tuition: $11,034
- Religious Affiliation: None
- CEEB: 1932
- IPED: 149842
- Call: 8479256700
Harper College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to providing excellent education at an affordable cost, promoting personal growth, enriching the local community and meeting the challenges of a global society.
The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago. There are 100+ transfer options to four-year colleges and universities available. The Harper College supports a wide range of programs with a 200-acre campus in Palatine and two satellite facilities, the Harper Professional Center in Schaumburg and the Northeast Center in Prospect Heights. Our main campus is comprised of 22 buildings and offers state-of-the art science and technology laboratories and classrooms, a comprehensive library and learning resources center, computer labs, lecture halls, theaters, a Wellness and Sports Center and the Wojcik Convention Center. In-district residents pay $3,054 in tuition and fees per academic year.