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Harper Demographics & Diversity

Palatine, Illinois

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Harper are mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 43% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Harper College students
Race Percent of Students
White 57%
Black 4%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 10%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 27% more female students than male students enrolled at Harper College with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Harper has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Harper College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Harper College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,366
Women 6,833

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Harper serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 100 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Harper College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 100%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$83,229 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
12,199
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 34.6%
Part time Undergrads 60.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149842 IPEDS survey data for Harper College.