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Highland Community College Demographics & Diversity

Freeport, Illinois

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Highland Community College are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 21% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Highland Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 79%
Black 9%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 60% more female students than male students enrolled at Highland Community College with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Highland Community College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Highland Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Highland Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 613
Women 983

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Highland Community College serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Highland Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$54,783 per year

52% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,596
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 32.5%
Part time Undergrads 38.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145521 IPEDS survey data for Highland Community College.