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

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,836Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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The college is a great opportunity for everyone who is focused in education, activities, or just a place for not knowing what to do which is completely okay. The place sets you up for success with so many resources available. Tutors, writing centers, counselors, peers, and the list goes on and on. The college is advancing with a new library and athletic building. Lots of fun activities for social gatherings and many clubs! It is affordable compared to other places, but it really is a great place to start!
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I attended Harper College in Fall 2014 through Summer 2015 and could not have been happier with my decision. The classes were all very well planned and taught. All of the professors were professional and helpful in the utmost way. I was hesitant at first to enroll, but as soon as I started the process it was painless and quick. Harper College has many activities and groups to be a part of and somewhere everyone can fit in. You will never feel left out. I would recommend Harper College to anyone unsure of their career path, but still want to continue their education for cheap!
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!