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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,842 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
34.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
427 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Harper College is $9,030, which is $5,808 more than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $10,842, which is 120% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,906 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,952.

In 2016, 27% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 6% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Harper College has a total enrollment of 14,142 students. The full-time enrollment at Harper College is 4,836 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,306. This means that 34.2% of students enrolled at Harper College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Harper College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.4% White, 27% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Asian, 4.15% Black or African American, 2.58% Two or More Races, 0.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Harper College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (9.9%), followed by White Female (8.56%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 640 more women than men graduated from Harper College. The majority of students graduating from Harper College are White. These 1,951 graduates mean that there were 3.33 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 586 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Harper College is Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 635 graduates, followed by Computer & Computer Systems Technology with 110 graduates and Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping with 104 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Harper College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Liberal Arts & Humanities, with 1,007 graduates, followed by Engineering Technologies with 159 graduates and Interdisciplinary Studies with 166 graduates.


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Harper College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.29M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $305,441 (9.3%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Harper College had a total expenditure of $164M. Of that $164M, they spent $72.8M on salaries and $38.4M on benefits.

Harper College employs 73 Associate professors, 57 Professors, and 43 Assistant professors. Most academics at Harper College are Female Associate professors (43), Male Associate professors (30), and Female Professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harper College are: Service, with 116 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 83 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees.



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