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Harper College

Harper College is a two-year community college located in Palatine, Illinois, United States. The college was founded by a referendum in 1965 and opened in September 1967. It is named after Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and first president of the University of Chicago. The Harper College campus is situated approximately 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. The campus is spread across an area of 200 acres. The athletics department of the college fields both men's and women's sports teams that participate in a variety of sports. Their official mascot is the Hawk and the sports teams are known as the Hawks.

Profile of Harper CollegePalatine, IL is home to Harper College. Palatine is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Harper College go up to the Associate's degree.

Harper College Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions.

Harper College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Harper College has 15, 156 enrolled students.

Harper College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts802liberal arts and sciences, sign language translation
Nursing and Emergency Medicine452nursing assistant, registered nursing, EMT ambulance attendant, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Business and Management201business management, accounting technology, sales, banking, human resources, international business, small business management, retail, . . .
Mechanics and Repair160HVAC, electrical installation and repair, industrial electronics tech
Family and Social Work151child care provider
Medical Support and Technology136dental hygienist, medical assistant, radiographer, cardiovascular tech, phlebotomy, medical coding, sonography and ultrasound tech
Law78legal assistant, legal secretary
Computer Science and Engineering66information science, web design, computer programming, computer networking, data processing tech, network management
Security and Law Enforcement62fire-fighting, criminal justice and police
Engineering Technician59architectural drafting, electronics tech, computer systems tech
Landscaping and Horticulture30applied horticulture, landscaping, floristry, turf management, plant nursery
Construction Trades28home furnishings, fashion consultant, building inspector, property management
Science27biological and physical sciences
Hospitality24hospitality management, hotel management
office and Administration24general office occupations, administrative assistant, executive secretary
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12dietetic technician, dietitian assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts11pastry, chef training, waiter/waittress
Real Estate and Construction Management7real estate
Medical administration6medical transcription, medical secretary
Media4printing equipment operation, desktop publishing and imaging
Fine Arts4fine arts
Conservation and Resource Management3forest technology

Contact: Harper CollegeHarper College

1200 W Algonquin Rd

Palatine, IL 60067-7398

General Phone: (847) 925-6000


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