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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?

689 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Highland Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Highland Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value General Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best General Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular General Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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

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

991 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,866 undergraduate students at Highland Community College, with 991 being full-time and 1,875 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 991 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 11
Black or African American 164
Hispanic or Latino 59
White 620
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 137

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 231 0 19 250
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 170 0 170
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 39 0 39 78
General Education 0 44 0 44
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 30 30
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 21 0 0 21
Nursing 0 20 0 20
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 16 16
Precision Metal Working 0 0 13 13
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 8 8
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 3 4 7
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 7 7
Carpentry 0 0 6 6
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 5 0 5
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 4 4
Human Development & Family Studies 0 4 0 4
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 4 0 4
Agricultural Production 0 0 1 1
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0
Plant Sciences 0 0 0 0
Accounting 0 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 291 251 147 689


*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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