Academic Experience

Palatine, IL
Tuition (in-state)
$10,986 ($9,186)
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4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: For my degree, Criminal Justice, the teachers are actually in the field, which really helps. You have comfort in knowing that these teachers are passionate about what they do in their regular field and they teach mostly at night as a hobby just to share their passion.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: A lot of the teachers are great. Of course, you will come across some teachers who are terrible (but that happens anywhere you go). As far as the workload goes, it really depends on the teacher. The summer classes are going to have a large workload because they are cramming a semester's worth of material and teaching it in about a 2 month span.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Harper Community College has one General Zoology class that I am very grateful for. It doesn't have any major zoology or animal biology programs, but it is nice to be able to get all the general education classes I need for when I transfer to a university that will offer a zoology major. The entire college is very beautiful, and I am happy to be attending this facility that is very close to home.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I am very excited to go to Harper College because there are so many unique classes to take. There is an endless amount of professors and staff to help you along the way, and that is really important in a college environment. The class registration process was simple and did not take much time at all.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: I truly wish that Harper was a 4year university, such a great environment.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 272nd
    Best Class Availability
  • 478th
    Least Stressful Workloads
  • 908th
    Most Accessible Professors
  • 1016th
    Best Class Sizes

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Graduation Rate
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Certificate
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Programs/Majors Offered
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping: Unknown
  • Computer Systems Technician: Unknown
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Unknown
  • Nursing Assistant: Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Weekend/Evening College: Yes
Teacher Certification: Yes
Full-Time Faculty
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 5%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 85%
Unknown: 6%
Average Faculty Salary
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 80 responses

  • 30% Applicable to the real world
  • 29% Learned a lot of new things
  • 26% Will advance my career
  • 8% Learned a few new things
  • 4% Will help me switch careers
  • 2% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 1% Waste of time



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