Highland Community College - Illinois Reviews
Rating 3.48 out of 5 161 reviews
For the time I spent at Highland, I had a majority of my classes online- and I loved it! For many of my online classes, the professors assigned homework and tests at the beginning of the week (or prior) so you knew what your workload would be for the week. This was great because it allowed me to have a flexible schedule and to know what needed to be completed first.
In my experience, Highland is a great school. They offer online and in-person classes, which is fantastic because I was looking to have a flexible schedule.
Some teachers are very hands-off when it comes to online learning, but most are excellent at what they do.
They truly care about their students and what they can do for them. Highland is a good starting school. Many local areas grant the top students a full-ride to the school, but if one does not fall in that category, it is highly affordable.
I love taking online classes and the ones through Highland are very well laid out so I know what to do without being confused with the course. The instructors are also very helpful when it comes to online classes and are very good about replying to any questions you have very fast. I love online classes for the fact that I can work on many of them at my own pace, so usually I work ahead but that also allows me to work more too.
will never do it again at highland community college, unless you want your nursing career to be screwed. Its a waste of time and money for what their charging you. Never recommend the school to anyone
I am a 16 year old, and I attended the summer CNA nursing program. The instructors are really confusing by telling you one thing, and telling you its wrong the next time. They also dont want to return any of your calls or your emails when you ask questions about anything on there.
I received my Associates from Highland. Most of the instructors are nice. Some are better than others. I felt the affordability was outstanding! I was able to work full time while making payments to Highland, so I didn't have to rack up student loans yet. They host many student activities on campus. There are a ton of ways to get involved. They also have many employees who go out of their way to help their students. Plus, all of my credits transferred to my 4-year college!
My experience at highland was taking a career tech class my junior year of high school this year I took industrial technology. In that class I mostly took it to weld and the cad class was just for print reading practice. the cafeteria opens at 8:30 and has good food, drinks and vending machines.
I go to Highland to take some classes through career tech, which is is a program through the college and high school. The environment is good, all the professors are nice. They have all the resources you need on campus. They have a writing center, where you can get help and review your papers.
Highland Community College is an overall great college. The class sizes are small and the professors are welcoming.
If you're looking for the college experience, HCC is not for you. There is no party scene and virtually no student life. I've had some great instructors and some not so great instructors. The good ones really want and work to see their students succeed. The academics are decent and there is lots of help available for struggling students.
Highland is the perfect school for students who aren’t quite ready to transition straight to a 4-year university right out of high school. This school makes the transition to college much less intimidating. A majority of the instructors truly want their students to succeed and they show that by providing extra help if needed. In addition, Highland offers many diverse clubs and organizations to get involved outside of academics.
Besides my personal issues that I encountered, Highland community college is a good college. The professors are knowledgeable in their fields, and the campus is well kept, along with a large library to help with study. No true on campus dorms or housing, but will offer discounts to those renting the nearby apartments.
If you want to be screwed over with courses you need for your major, this will be the college for you. The only redeemable part of this college is that it is affordable. The class sizes aren't too bad either. You definitely can have a one on one conversation with some professors. Of course, there are some professors that are complete scum and you should avoid taking at all costs. I only came here because I wasn't ready to be in debt, and I could still live at home. Freeport doesn't offer much. The campus itself is pretty small, and there is limited diversity. I think I'm meant to be on a university campus instead.
The instructors say they will support you, but they don't. It is obvious that most of the nursing instructors are there for a paycheck, which makes the overall experience upsetting.
I first enrolled at Highland Community College in 2015. My major was Cosmetology. It’s a certificate program. The school has very good employment rates after you graduate. This fall I will be enrolled in Criminal Justice, a two year degree program. I can’t wait, I’m excited! I really like Highland, I just wish it was a four year college where I can obtain a masters or bachelors degree.