School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of William Rainey Harper College and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
Contact Information
Address1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067-7398
Admission Information
Online Application
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Veterans Tuition
Disability Service
School Category
School TypePublic, 2-4 years
Carnegie CategoryAssociate's - Public Rural-serving Large
Highest Degree OfferedAssociate's degree

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

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 and -$1 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$25
Graduate Application Fees-$1

Tuition & Fees

Harper College's 2023 tuition & fees is $9,942 for Illinois residents and $11,754 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition increased by 0.62% compared to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($11,682).
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,942$11,754
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 12,015 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 4,919 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 Students12,015
Undergraduate Students12,015
Online Enrollment4,919

Degree Information and Campus Life

Harper College offers 112 programs (all undergraduate). 11 out of the 112 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by Harper College
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServiceLearning opportunities
Number of programs112 Programs
Number of online programs11 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification

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