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Highland Community College Overview

Located in Highland, Kansas, Highland Community College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Highland Community College Known For?

1,168 Full-Time Undergraduates
$6,935 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The at least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs is the highest degree offered at Highland Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

Highland Community College Rankings

Highland Community College was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Highland Community College has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Highland Community College

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 429
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,473

Where Is Highland Community College?

Location of Highland Community College

Contact details for Highland Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 606 W Main, Highland, KS 66035-4165
Phone: 785-442-6000

How Do I Get Into Highland Community College?

You can apply to Highland Community College online at:

Since Highland Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Highland Community College?

75% Take Out Loans
17.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Highland Community College is $6,935. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Highland Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,722 $7,198 $10,495 $10,666 $10,905

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 Highland Community College, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $4,530 a year. That adds up to $18,120 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Highland Community College is 17.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Highland Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,168 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,260 undergraduate students at Highland Community College, with 1,168 being full-time and 2,092 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,168 full-time undergraduates at Highland Community College, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Highland Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Highland Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 198
Hispanic or Latino 66
White 761
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 134

Over 19 countries are represented at Highland Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Bahamas, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Highland Community College

848 Took All Classes Online
1,353 Took At Least One Class Online
1.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,353 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 13th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Highland Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Highland Community College was 1.0%. This is the #1,969 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Highland Community College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 29%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20%
Education 27%
General Education 27%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 75%
Health Professions 2%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 20%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants #21
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #46
General Education #101
Human Development & Family Studies #132
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #159
Health & Medical Administrative Services #313
Criminal Justice & Corrections #380
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #432
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #500
Liberal Arts General Studies #500

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%.

Highland Community College Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Business Support & Assistant Services 3 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 5 0 0 0
General Education 44 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 4 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 4 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 170 0 0 0
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 1 0 0 0
Nursing 20 0 0 0
Total 502 0 0 0


*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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