Description

At Harper College you can get a career-oriented degree, begin your journey to a four-year school, improve your English skills or even get a bachelor’s degree.

Harper College offers associate’s degrees leading to four-year transfers, as well as associate’s degrees for in-demand medical, business and legal careers.

Harper also provides numerous paths to whichever degree one chooses. For the busy adult learner there is the weekend college option and the accelerated or fast-track option.

For those who wish to get a bachelor’s degree, Harper has a program whereby a student may complete the first two years at Harper and the following two in an online course at such places as DePaul University or University of Wisconsin.

For those who want training for an in-demand career, Harper offers certificate programs in such fields as Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing, Web Design, Refrigeration Service and Vet Assistance in less than a year.

Other courses of study include ESL, GED prep and short-term professional development classes.

Harper’s student life features a student-run radio station and newspaper, numerous clubs and organizations and a state-of-the-art recreation and fitness center.

Admissions requirements vary depending on the program to which one is applying.

Tuition at Harper is considerably lower for those who reside in the county or district and for senior citizens. Financial aid is available for eligible students enrolled in certain programs.

Quick Facts about Harper College

Region

Midwest

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Hawk

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$9,078

Out-of-State Tuition

$13,050

Retention Rate

67%

Enrollment

15,250

Year Established

1965

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  1 review
3 star
  1 review
2 star
 
1 star
 

33% of students gave Harper College 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I had a great experience at Harper College. Whenever I needed help, it was available there was always someone there to assist you. If they did not know the answer they would find smeone that did. I decicded to go back to school. I saw that they had an Associates Degree program in Human services. I started classes and they were great, some were large and some wee small. I really enjoy working with people so this was perfect for me. I had the greatest professor when I started. She has been an inspiration to me and has also been there when I really needed help. We as a group decided to start a club for Human Services. We have had great progress and have well over 50 members since November. I believe that any student that are entering school should get to know what is available to them, get aquainted with the clubs and with the school in general. It is a great experience if you get involved. I must add that I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa and look forward to getting my B.A in social work.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
3

Detailed Ratings

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Students

Total Students
15,250

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
45%
Part-Time
55%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
95%
Out-of-State
5%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
4%
Asian
9%
Caucasian
57%
Latino
18%
Other
12%

Students State Origin

Illinois
95%
Other
5%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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