Public 2 Year

Highland Community College

Highland, Kansas

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Highland Community College overview
Location Highland, Kansas
Online highlandcc.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Distant Rural
Highland Community College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Highland Community College, located in Highland, Kansas, offers a diverse range of academic programs with a particular emphasis on vocational training and transfer education. Established in 1858, this institution holds the distinction of being the first college in Kansas. Nestled in a rural setting, the campus provides a tranquil atmosphere conducive to study, while being approximately 66 miles northwest of Kansas City, providing access to urban amenities. The college encompasses a blend of contemporary and historic architecture, reflecting its long-standing heritage while accommodating modern educational needs. Highland Community College is known for an open admissions policy, catering to a broad spectrum of students seeking post-secondary education. The school provides on-campus housing, accommodating those who wish to live within the campus community. Academic programs notably include agriculture, nursing, and precision agriculture, among others. While Highland Community College does not have a notable presence in intercollegiate athletics, it does foster a supportive environment for student development both academically and personally.

Highland Community College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  803 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,536 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $1,830 plus fees of $1,500.


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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Highland Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$859
Other Fees$1,500
Room and Board $7,638
Budget for Other Expenses$2,860
Total One Year Cost$14,687

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$33,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Highland Community College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 53%
Health Professions 19%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 7%
Business 5%
Computer and Information Sciences 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155186 IPEDS survey data for Highland Community College.

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