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ACCEPTANCE RATE

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FINANCIAL AID RATE

54%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

19:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$4,083

Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

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Harper College

501 College Ave, Wheaton, IL

Harper College, a two-year community college located in Palatine, Illinois, offers associate degrees of two types. One track leads directly to the workplace, particularly to in-demand legal, business and medical positions. The other track leads to baccalaureate institutions and higher degrees. Harper is named for its first president, William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement. The school offers programs that fit the schedules of busy learners. Adults often choose Harper because the weekend college and accelerated/fast track options allow them to fit school into their busy personal and professional lives.

Extracurricular activities at Harper allow students to explore their interests and develop new skills. Opportunities include working out on the latest in fitness equipment at the college’s recreational facility or gaining valuable experience working at the student-run newspaper or radio station.

In a world where the thought of paying for higher education conjures images of financial enslavement, Harper’s tuition rates are liberating. Students seeking admission to Harper College should contact the admissions office as requirements vary from program to program. Students who desire value and quality for their education dollar should check with Harper first.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Harper College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits
$6,900

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,200-$3,800
    • Out-of-State: $11,000-$13,420
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $130-$160 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $470-$560 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid54%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships47%$5,327
Receiving Student Loans7%$4,321
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Harper College may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program
  • Dietetic Technician Program
  • English Language Program
  • Music Program
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program
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Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • Legal Professions and Studies

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