William Rainey Harper College Overview
Located in Palatine, Illinois, William Rainey Harper College is a public institution. Palatine is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is William Rainey Harper College Known For?
- The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Harper College.
- In 2017-2018, 36% of the faculty were full-time.
William Rainey Harper College Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Harper College.
Where Is William Rainey Harper College?
Contact details for Harper College are given below.
|Address:||1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067-7398|
How Do I Get Into Harper College?
You can apply to Harper College online at: https://www.harpercollege.edu/start/apply/index.php
Can I Afford William Rainey Harper College?
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Harper College, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $4,321 a year. That adds up to $17,284 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Harper College is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
William Rainey Harper College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 4,606 full-time undergraduates at Harper College, 52% are male and 48% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of William Rainey Harper College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||150|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,134|
Over 36 countries are represented at Harper College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, India, and China.
Online Learning at William Rainey Harper College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Harper College has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 84th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Harper College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at William Rainey Harper College was 2.8%. This is the #1,833 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Harper College regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Harper College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Harper College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Harper College.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Computer Engineering Technology||#9|
|Computer Software & Applications||#54|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#112|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#137|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#339|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
William Rainey Harper College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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