Highland Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Highland, KS

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How much is the Highland CC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Highland CC's tuition & fees is $3,330 for Kansas residents and $4,116 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 $14,687 for Kansas residents and $15,473 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Highland CC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Kansas Residents Tuition & Fees$3,330
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$4,116
Books & Supplies Costs$859
On-campus Room & Board$7,638
On-campus Expenses$2,860
Off-campus Room & Board$8,127
Off-campus Expenses$2,760
2023-2024 Estimates
Kansas Residents Tuition & Fees$3,106
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$4,746

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 $12,949. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Kansas, its tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $8,834.
Highland Community College$3,330$4,116
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Kansas 2-4 Years Colleges$15,957
Public Schools$5,756$8,834
Private Schools$20,986

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 CollegeHighland, KS$3,330$4,116
Cloud County Community CollegeConcordia, KS$3,390$4,140
Colby Community CollegeColby, KS$4,196$5,736
Cowley County Community CollegeArkansas City, KS$4,650$6,150
Hutchinson Community CollegeHutchinson, KS$3,720$4,650
Pratt Community CollegePratt, KS$4,164$4,712

Financial Aid and COA

At Highland Community College, 2,546 students (96%) 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 $2,239.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Highland CC is $13,234 for students living on-campus and $13,623 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 384 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 $5,216 and the average amount of student loans is $4,477.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Kansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$14,687$15,473
COA (off-campus)$15,076$15,862
Tuition & Fees$3,330$4,116
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$11,357$11,357
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$11,746$11,746
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$12,448$13,234
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$12,837$13,623
Average Financial Aid$2,239$2,239
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,54696%$2,239
Pell Grants52620%$4,314
Federal Student Loan43717%$4,810
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid384100%-
Grants or Scholarships384100%$5,216
Federal Grants38399%$3,389
Pell Grants17946%$5,155
Other Federal Grants38299%$983
State/Local Grants205%$2,374
Institutional Grants25967%$2,538
Student Loan Aid18749%$4,477
Federal Student Loans18648%$4,375
Other Student Loans31%$7,833
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level262241$5,240
110,001 or more2922$1,904

Student Population

Highland Community College has a total of 2,339 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 1,174 male students and 1,466 female students attending Highland CC. The school offers online degree programs and 674 students enrolled online exclusively (28.82% of all students).
Undergraduate2,640 1,1741,466

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address606 W Main, Highland, KS
Degree & Programs
Program Offered63 Programs
Online Program Offered8 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population2,339
Graduation Rate37%
Transfer-out Rate34%
Retention Rate38% (Full-time), 24% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties52 (Full-time), 147 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs162 (Full-time), 188 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$51,362
Average Staff Salary$44,697