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Study at Highland Community College

Highland Community College, also known as HCC, is a public college located in Freeport, Illinois, United States. It was established in the year 1962. The main campus spreads across an area of 140 acres. HCC offers a number of programs in various Course Topics including arts, science and business, and computer science, among others. The institution also provides opportunities for adult education. Courses are provided through online services as well.

HCC's athletics department fields an impressive number of men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association Men's Division I and the National Junior College Athletic Association Men's Division II. They are nicknamed the CougarS. The Cougars compete in basketball, golf, baseball, softball, and volleyball.

Profile of Highland Community College

The main campus of Highland Community College is in Freeport, IL (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a public school. Highland Community College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to science.

Highland Community College Selectivity

Highland Community College admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Highland Community College are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 2, 049 enrolled students.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Highland Community College is committed to shaping the future of our communities by providing quality education and learning opportunities through programs and servics that encourage the personal and professional growth of the people of northwestern Illinois. "

Highland Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts120liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Science62biological and physical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine57registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Beauty and Cosmetology18cosmetology, manicurist
Business and Management16accounting, accounting technology, business management
Mechanics and Repair10automobile mechanics, autobody repair, industrial mechanics
office and Administration9general office occupations, administrative assistant
Design6graphic design
Medical Support and Technology5medical coding
Family and Social Work5child care provider
Engineering Technician4industrial tech
Computer Science and Engineering3information technology
Medical administration3medical records tech, medical transcription
Production Trades2welding
Agricultural Science and Management1agricultural management

Contact: Highland Community College

Highland Community College

2998 W Pearl City Rd

Freeport, IL 61032-9341

General Phone: (815) 235-6121


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