- Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
- Top Majors: Health Care, Liberal Arts
- Degrees Awarded: Community
- Type: Public
- Campus Setting: Rural
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans, Other, Work Study
- Gender: Coed
- Country: United States
- In State Tuition: $4,479
- Out of State Tuition: $5,031
- Religious Affiliation: None
- CEEB: 1233
- IPED: 145521
- Call: 8155993414
Highland Community College is committed to shaping the future of our communities by providing quality education and learning opportunities through programs and services that encourage the personal and professional growth of the people of northwestern Illinois.
Highland Community College's mission is built around meeting the needs of our greater northwest Illinois community through quality educational and cultural programs. We are proud to have served thousands of students at our campus in Freeport and at satellite locations throughout the district.
Highland Community College offers educational programs designed to transfer into a baccalaureate program at senior institutions, lead directly to employment, or satisfy a special interest. Students who plan to transfer to earn a baccalaureate degree should earn an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or in some instances an Associate of Engineering Science or an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree. Students who desire to develop an individualized program of study to meet their personal and vocational goals may earn the Associate of General Studies degree. Students who prefer to take course work leading directly to employment should enroll in a Certificate Program or an Associate of Applied Science degree.
In addition to offering comprehensive academic programming with over 60 degrees and certificates, Highland is a beacon of cultural opportunity. Our theatre, arts, music, literature and lecture series are popular throughout the area. And our Cougars have a strong record of athletic successes. In-district residents pay $3,159 in tuition and fees per academic year.