Highland Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,384

9.3% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,561

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

18.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,678

49.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

32.5%

104 Graduates

About

Highland Community College is a higher education institution located in Stephenson County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Highland Community College were .

In 2017, 625 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Highland Community College. 64.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (529 degrees), 13.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Highland Community College is $3,384, which is $-4,030 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Highland Community College is $3,384, which is $-4,030 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,561.

In 2017, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,384

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Highland Community College was $3,384. The cost of tuition at Highland Community College is $-4,030 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,561

2017 Value

4.37%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Highland Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,561. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Highland Community College grew by 4.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,022

Room and Board

$950

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Highland Community College was of $5,022 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board increased by 4.89% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.56% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

14%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Highland Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.08% with respect to 2016, when 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

18.7%

2016 Default Rate

44

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Highland Community College was 18.7%, which represents 44 out of the 235 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Highland Community College has a total enrollment of 1,678 students. The full-time enrollment at Highland Community College is 828 students and the part-time enrollment is 850. This means that 49.3% of students enrolled at Highland Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Highland Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.5% White, 7.51% Black or African American, 3.04% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Two or More Races, 1.13% Asian, 0.715% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0596% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Highland Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.5%), followed by White Male (34.4%) and Black or African American Female (3.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Highland Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,678 students. The full-time enrollment at Highland Community College is 828 and the part-time enrollment is 850. This means that 49.3% of students enrolled at Highland Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Highland Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Highland Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,367

  2. Black or African American

    126

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    51

The enrolled student population at Highland Community College is 81.5% White, 7.51% Black or African American, 3.04% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Two or More Races, 1.13% Asian, 0.715% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0596% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 42 students (2.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 181 more women than men received degrees from Highland Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Highland Community College are white (529 degrees awarded). There were 13.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Highland Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Highland Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (69 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (95 degrees), and Agriculture (33 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highland Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (126,704 people), Other managers (77,936 people), Physicians (41,225 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (39,022 people), and Registered nurses (34,834 people).

The most specialized majors at Highland Community College are Transportation (69 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (95 degrees), Agriculture (33 degrees), Precision Production (17 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (30 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highland Community College are Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Highland Community College are Transportation (69 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (95 degrees), Agriculture (33 degrees), Precision Production (17 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (30 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highland Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (212,820 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (109,576 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (95,256 people), Computer Systems Design (52,050 people), and Construction (50,379 people).

The most specialized majors at Highland Community College are Transportation (69 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (95 degrees), Agriculture (33 degrees), Precision Production (17 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (30 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Highland Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Highland Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 222

  2. 403

In 2017, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Highland Community College, which is 0.551 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (403).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Highland Community College in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor, which is 10.5 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 128 degrees were awarded to women at Highland Community College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 11.6 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from Highland Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Highland Community College is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.962% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    529 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    39 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Highland Community College is white (529 degrees awarded). There were 13.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

1.44% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    352 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    177 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Highland Community College is white female (352 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (177 degrees).

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Operations

Highland Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $21.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $75.6k (0.345%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Highland Community College had a total salary expenditure of $27.3M. Highland Community College employs 47 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Highland Community College are Male No academic ranks (24), Female No academic ranks(23), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Highland Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Service with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.9M

2017 Endowment

6.53%

growth from 2016

Highland Community College has an endowment valued at about $21.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Highland Community College grew 6.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.2M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Highland Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.82M

2017 Salaries

3.71%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Highland Community College paid a median of $9.82M in salaries, which represents 36% of their overall expenditure ($27.3M) and a 3.71% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.102% decline from 2015 and a 3.58% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.65M

Instructional Salaries

47

Number of Employees

In 2017, Highland Community College paid a total of $3.65M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

47 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

22 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Highland Community College were No academic rank with 47 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Highland Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees; Management with 21 employees; and Service with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male No academic rank

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Highland Community College was Male No academic rank with 24 employees, Female No academic rank with 23 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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