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Highland Community College

Freeport, IL 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

About Highland Community College

Highland Community College Overview

Highland Community College is a public, state school in a rural setting in Freeport, Illinois. Highland Community College was founded in 1962 and now enrolls around 1,203 students per year year, which includes 1,203 undergraduates.

Student Activities at Highland Community College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Highland Community College's theater groups.

Highland Community College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Highland Community College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Highland Community College on the Student Life page.

2022 Highland Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 59%
In-State Tuition $7,380
Out-of-State $7,560
Percent of Need Met 34%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $6,144

Is Highland Community College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer look at what Highland Community College offers and if it might be a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Highland Community College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Highland Community College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Highland Community College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Highland Community College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Highland Community College meets 34% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Highland Community College full-time are awarded $6,144 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Highland Community College.

Based on this information, is Highland Community College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Highland Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Highland Community College?

Highland Community College is located in the rural setting of Freeport, Illinois.

If you want to see Highland Community College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Route 20 to Freeport, or book a flight to the nearest airport, O'Hare International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Highland Community College and Freeport are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2998 West Pearl City Road Freeport, IL 61032-9341

Campus Setting: Rural

Highland Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Highland Community College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Highland Community College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Highland Community College ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


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17 and Less


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Highland Community College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

900 - 1093


Math SAT Range

430 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 560

Highland Community College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Highland Community College is like? There are approximately 1,203 students enrolled at Highland Community College. 48% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from IL and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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