B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B
Harper College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Address
1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067

Harper College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,952/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,750/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,663/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,461/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,698/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,285/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,056Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Harper College Reviews

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I really like Harper College so far. The campus is nice. I also like how cheap the in-district tuition is. I like how the professors are really nice and that the classes aren't too big. I also like how there's diversity on campus. Another thing I like is that the campus is safe. I also like how the college is not too far away from where I live. I also like how the college offers a lot of degrees, certificates, and programs; it even has a University Center that offers some bachelor's degree programs with other universities. Harper has a lot to offer it's students in general. The students are really nice, too. Overall, I'm more than happy to attend this college!
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Harper College is an amazing school to start off with. My experi nice there was so good, I wish it were a four year university!
All the professors were helpful, excited to teach, and intelligent. The athletics program was very successful in every sport.
I never had a bad experience with Harper College.
Harper College only reaches its full potential to those who seek just more than a community college, which is extremely difficult as it consists mainly of students who commute and work a lot of hours. But to those who can manage, taking advantage of PTK, Honors Program, and other organizations only helps you more in the long run. Having done the Honors Program, all of my Honors classes were conducted in a reading-homework forum-classtime style, and it was informative, fun, and it all counted toward my 60 credit hours. If I could, I would redo Harper by taking more Honors courses!