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Heartland Community College Overview

Located in Normal, Illinois, Heartland Community College is a public institution. Normal is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Heartland Community College Known For?

1,143 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Heartland Community College is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 29% of the faculty were full-time.

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Heartland Community 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.

Heartland Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#166 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Heartland Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#23 Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#110 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#224 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#224 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Heartland Community College?

Location of Heartland Community College

Contact details for Heartland Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 West Raab Road, Normal, IL 61761-9446
Phone: 309-268-8000

How Do I Get Into Heartland Community College?

You can apply to Heartland Community College online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Heartland Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Heartland Community College?

21% Take Out Loans
14.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Heartland Community College, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $4,544 a year. That adds up to $18,176 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Heartland Community College is 14.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Heartland Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,832 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,974 undergraduate students at Heartland Community College, with 1,832 being full-time and 3,142 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Heartland Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,832 full-time undergraduates at Heartland Community College, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Heartland Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Heartland Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Heartland Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 38
Black or African American 230
Hispanic or Latino 193
White 1,228
International Students 20
Other Races/Ethnicities 123

Over 21 countries are represented at Heartland Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, United Kingdom, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Heartland Community College

301 Took All Classes Online
1,262 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,262 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Heartland Community College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 24th 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 Heartland Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Heartland Community College was -2.0%. This is the #2,333 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Heartland Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Heartland Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 26%
Computer Software & Applications 50%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7%
Liberal Arts General Studies 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Heartland Community 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 Heartland Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Development & Family Studies #154
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #184

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%.

Heartland Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 519 0 519
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 241 0 10 251
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 61 12 0 73
Biological & Physical Science 0 49 0 49
Information Technology 26 0 10 36
Business Support & Assistant Services 19 14 0 33
Nursing 0 31 0 31
Computer Software & Applications 12 6 8 26
Human Development & Family Studies 18 2 0 20
Computer Systems Networking 0 9 8 17
Electronics Engineering Technology 9 6 0 15
Precision Metal Working 14 0 0 14
Allied Health Professions 0 8 2 10
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 9 1 0 10
Industrial Production Technology 0 2 7 9
Environmental Control Technology 7 0 0 7
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 5 5
General Engineering 0 4 0 4
Computer Information Systems 0 3 0 3
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2 1 0 3
Accounting 2 0 0 2
Building Management & Inspection 1 1 0 2
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 1 0 0 1
Health & Physical Education 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 422 671 50 1,143


*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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