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 Harper College

Harper College - Palatine, IL

1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

General information:(847)925-6000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:16,007( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,610 $2,814 $2,910 -3%
Out-of-state $10,218 $10,794 $10,890 -1%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,342 $9,500 $9,500 0%
Other $3,917 $3,917 $3,917 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,917 $3,917 $3,917 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,610 $3,814 $3,910 0%
Off Campus $16,869 $17,231 $17,327 0%
Off Campus with Family $7,527 $7,731 $7,827 0%
On Campus $11,218 $11,794 $11,890 0%
Off Campus $24,477 $25,211 $25,307 0%
Off Campus with Family $15,135 $15,711 $15,807 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,628
In-state fees $450
Out-of-state tuition $10,440
Out-of-state fees $450
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 810 50% --
Grant or scholarship aid 690 42% $3,425,147 $4,964
Federal grants 623 38% $2,877,625 $4,619
Pell grants 623 38% $2,817,950 $4,523
Other federal grants 113 7% $59,675 $528
State/local government grant or scholarships 279 17% $450,499 $1,615
Institutional grants or scholarships 38 2% $97,023 $2,553
Student loan aid 250 15% $1,229,289 $4,917
Federal student loans 250 15% $1,224,047 $4,896
Other student loans 1 0% $5,242 $5,242
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,047 25% $16,852,276 $4,164
Pell grants 3,585 22% $13,288,800 $3,707
Federal student loans 1,992 12% $11,188,791 $5,617


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $9,500 $5,447 $5,739
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,023 $4,257 $4,807
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,024 $5,666 $5,952
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,945 $8,645 $8,780
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,502 $10,417 $10,789
$110,001 and more $10,534 $10,394 $10,849

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 16,007
Undergraduate enrollment 16,007
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,699
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 26 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIIMenWomen
Baseball 23-
Basketball 147
Football 96-
Soccer 1913
Track and Field, Outdoor 317
Track and Field, X-Country 81
Volleyball -17
Wrestling 28-


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/21/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/31/1994 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/2001 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1971 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program

07/01/1972 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

12/07/1967 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

04/01/2001 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

10/17/2008 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1975 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

01/01/1981 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 110
Burglary 26143
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate18.6%
Number in default115
Number in repayment616

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00396100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General1--
Turf and Turfgrass Management1--
Category total2--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping14102-
Banking and Financial Support Services810-
Business Administration and Management, General24177-
Fashion Merchandising8--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General11--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management-11-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-9-
International Business/Trade/Commerce31-
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations29-
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management-5-
Retailing and Retail Operations-17-
Selling Skills and Sales Operations238-
Small Business Administration/Management23-
Category total74395-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production7-12
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design--2
Category total7-14
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Public Relations/Image Management-1-
Category total-2-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General116-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-1-
Information Science/Studies719-
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager-144
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-23-
Category total8734
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Property Maintenance236-
Category total236-
Education Colleges
Teacher Assistant/Aide1-2
Category total1-2
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General2--
Category total2--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD4110-
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology-9-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician111-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-16-
Category total17136-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant912316
Fashion and Fabric Consultant347-
Category total1217016
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation--4
Category total--4
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist1941
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist26--
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician10-1
Dietetic Technician514-
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)-150-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)140-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator--2
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--18
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary1517-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder--46
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist-10-
Medical/Clinical Assistant--41
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-777-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist-31-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer195-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse96--
Category total1911048109
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other-19-
Criminal Justice/Police Science32--
Fire Science/Fire-fighting50--
Forensic Science and Technology16-
Category total8325-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal1947-
Category total1947-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies24--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies883--
Category total907--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General-35-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/5103-
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician-50-
Category total5188-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences101--
Category total101--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef-5-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training--5
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager-13-
Category total-185
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder-32-
Category total-32-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial Photography-3-
Interior Design1911-
Music, General6--
Category total2514-
Grand total14562184154