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Study at Highland Community College

Highland Community College, also referred to as HCC, is located in Highland, Kansas, United States. It was chartered in the year 1858 and was the first community college in Kansas. HCC offers degrees and certificate programs in diverse Course Topics including allied health, accounting, business administration, education, nursing, and risk management. There are online programs available for outstation students.

The college's students particpate in sports such as cross country, basketball, baseball, track and field, softball, football, spirit, and volleyball. Highland Community College also has many student clubs and organizations including the Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Athletic Training Club, Business Professionals of America, Phi Beta Lambda, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Art Club.

Profile of Highland Community College

The main campus of Highland Community College is in Highland, KS (a quiet rural area). 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 art studies and education and teaching.

Highland Community College Selectivity

Highland Community College admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy. Students attending the school come from a variety of places, in and out of state.


Highland Community College offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 2, 810 enrolled students.

Student Life

Many students at Highland Community College live in campus housing. The school makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. The school takes athletics seriously enough to offer athletic financial aid to a significant portion of its students.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Highland Community College, the first college in Kansas, promotes lifelong learning by efficiently providing educational opportunities for our students, our employees, and our northeast Kansas constituents. "

Highland Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts47liberal arts and sciences, social services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine20various nursing
Business and Management20business
Education and Teaching15education, teacher aide
Art Studies14visual and performing arts
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention
Family and Social Work9child care management
Therapy and Counselling6psychology
Science6biology, physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Agricultural Science and Management4agriculture
office and Administration2administrative assistant
Media2communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0mind-body therapies

Contact: Highland Community College

Highland Community College

606 W Main

Highland, KS 66035-4165

General Phone: (785) 442-6000


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