School Overview

William Rainey Harper College is a Public, 2-4 years college located in Palatine, Illinois. Harper College ranked 7th in Community Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 12,199 (all undergraduate) and student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. It is a Associate's - Public Urban-serving Single Campus school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Associate's degree.
William Rainey Harper College is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
Contact Information
Address1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067-7398
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School Category
School TypePublic, 2-4 years
Carnegie CategoryAssociate's - Public Urban-serving Single Campus
Highest Degree OfferedAssociate's degree

Admission Information

William Rainey Harper College has an open admission policy (any students can attend with high school diploma or a certificate of attendance or General Educational Development (GED) certificate). Contact the school to get more information. The application fees are $25 for undergraduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$25

Tuition & Fees

Harper College's 2022 tuition & fees is $3,702 for Illinois residents and $9,870 for out-of-students.
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$3,702$9,870
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 12,199 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 8,444 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students12,199
Undergraduate Students12,199
Online Enrollment8,444

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs107 Programs
Number of online programs5 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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