2021 Student Population

A total of 12,199 students have enrolled at William Rainey Harper College (all undergraduate).
By gender, 5,366 male and 6,833 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 4,405 full-time students and 7,794 part-time students.
The number of students at William Rainey Harper College is very large compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in Illinois. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Black Hawk College and Carl Sandburg College, its population is very large (average population is 5,660).
William Rainey Harper College offers online degree/certificate programs and 8,444 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 5,366 male and 6,833 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.79 to 1 and the ratio is average (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total12,1994,4057,794
Men5,3662,1453,221
Women6,8332,2604,573

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 5,938 White students (48.68%) and 3,483 Hispanic students (28.55%) at William Rainey Harper College(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at William Rainey Harper College.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

Population by Race/Ethnicity at William Rainey Harper College
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native341915
Asian1,563736827
Black or African American488188300
Hispanic3,4831,3812,102
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander312
White5,9382,7243,214
Two or More Races330145185
Race/Ethnicity Unknown267135132
Total 12,1995,3666,833

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 8,853 students whose age under twenty five and 1,990 students whose age is over thirty years old at William Rainey Harper College.
Especially, 1,252 students are younger than eighteen and 44 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at William Rainey Harper College.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

Population by Student Age at William Rainey Harper College
TotalMenWomen
Total12,199 5,3666,833
Under 181,252 672580
18-193,722 1,8031,919
20-212,306 1,1091,197
22-241,573 715858
25-291,355 509846
30-34691 213478
35-39441 129312
40-49522 125397
50-64292 75217
65 and over44 1529
unknown1 10
Total 12,199 5,3666,833

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At William Rainey Harper College, 10,549 students (86.47% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 8,444 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 8,376 students live in Illinois where William Rainey Harper College is located in and 7 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
Number of Students
Total12,199
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes8,444
Enrolled Some in Online Classes2,105
Not Enrolled in Online Classes1,650
Online Student Population by Student Location
Number of Students
Total (Enrolled Excl.)8,444
Illinois Residents8,376
Other State in U.S.7
Outside of U.S.61
Unknown0

Online Enrollment Chart