Highland Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Freeport, IL

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How much is the Highland CC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Highland CC's tuition & fees is $6,976 for Illinois residents and $7,120 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $18,697 for Illinois residents and $18,841 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Highland CC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$6,976
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$7,120
Books & Supplies Costs$670
Off-campus Room & Board$5,211
Off-campus Expenses$5,840
2023-2024 Estimates
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$7,108
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$7,405

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Highland CC' tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $13,638.
Highland Community College$6,976$7,120
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois 2-4 Years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Highland CC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Highland Community CollegeFreeport, IL$6,976$7,120
Southwestern Illinois CollegeBelleville, IL$6,390$6,210
Black Hawk CollegeMoline, IL$7,950$8,100
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King CollegeChicago, IL$11,520$14,430
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley CollegeChicago, IL$11,520$14,430
Danville Area Community CollegeDanville, IL$9,200$9,200
Kankakee Community CollegeKankakee, IL$13,320$25,680
Kaskaskia CollegeCentralia, IL$7,770$12,570
Lewis and Clark Community CollegeGodfrey, IL$9,552$12,552
Lincoln Land Community CollegeSpringfield, IL$6,960$10,248
Moraine Valley Community CollegePalos Hills, IL$8,502$9,846

Financial Aid and COA

At Highland Community College, 597 students (50%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,865.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Highland CC is $13,976 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 176 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,390 and the average amount of student loans is $4,450.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$18,697$18,841
Tuition & Fees$6,976$7,120
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$11,721$11,721
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$13,832$13,976
Average Financial Aid$4,865$4,865
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship59750%$4,865
Pell Grants42235%$4,163
Federal Student Loan776%$4,452
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid17677%-
Grants or Scholarships17577%$5,390
Federal Grants11048%$4,847
Pell Grants11048%$4,771
Other Federal Grants3716%$227
State/Local Grants8336%$1,549
Institutional Grants11450%$2,469
Student Loan Aid52%$4,450
Federal Student Loans52%$4,450
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level114112$6,317
110,001 or more10-

Student Population

Highland Community College has a total of 1,184 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 456 male students and 747 female students attending Highland CC. The school offers online degree programs and 126 students enrolled online exclusively (10.64% of all students).
Undergraduate1,203 456747

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2998 W Pearl City Rd, Freeport, IL
Degree & Programs
Program Offered70 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population1,184
Graduation Rate49%
Transfer-out Rate10%
Retention Rate66% (Full-time), 45% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties51 (Full-time), 57 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs138 (Full-time), 89 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$86,922
Average Staff Salary$51,680