Academic Overview

William Rainey Harper College is a 2-4 years, public school located in Palatine, Illinois. For the academic year 2021-2022, the tuition & fees are $9,870 for Illinois residents and $11,682 for other students on average. It offers 112 degree programs through 18 Certificate, 40 Associate's programs. Of that, the distance learning opportunity is given to 11 programs (2 Associate's programs). The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $42,600.
Directory Information and Key Academic Statistics
Type2-4 years, public
Address1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022) »In-State$9,870
Student Population »12,015 Total Enrollment
Graduation Rate »38%
Transfer-out Rate21%
Retention Rate74% (Full-time)
56% (Part-time)
Average Financial Aid »$4,341
Students to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$42,600

2022 Tuition & Fees

The 2022 tuition & fees are $9,870 for Illinois residents and $11,682 for out-of-state students at William Rainey Harper College. Its tuition & fees are cheaper than the average tuition ($11,934) over public community colleges in Illinois. The following table shows the 2021-2022 tuition & fees, books & supplies, and living costs at William Rainey Harper College. Then, we compare its costs to Illinois community colleges and all U.S. community colleges. In addition, the chart shows the changes in tuition over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs at the school. You can check more comprehensive tuition information on the cost of attendance page.
Cost of AttendanceComparisonTuition Trends
2022 Cost Of Attendance
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
Tuition & Fees$9,870$11,682
Books & Supplies$1,100
Off-Campus Living Costs$18,850
Average Financial Aid$4,341
Cost of Attendance$29,820$31,632
After Financial Aid$25,479$27,291
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$42,600
2022 Tuition & Fees and Comparison
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State Students
William Rainey Harper College$9,870$11,682
Public Community Colleges in Illinois$9,399$11,934
Public Community Colleges in U.S.$4,727$8,377
Tuition Trends

Offered Degrees/Programs By Area of Study

William Rainey Harper College offers Certificate and Associate's programs. Of that, 11 programs can be conferred by distance learning - 2 Associate's. The following table summarizes the number of offered programs by degree types.
Total Number of Programs
Total Programs1840NOT OFFERED
The next tables list each major program with offered degrees and online availability. The number on each column denotes the conferred degree of the program. The numbers include completers through on-campus classes and partially online classes as well as only online classes. Only in Classroom means that the program is offered only on-site classes and not offered denotes that the school does not offer the program.

You may want to see all schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Communications Technologies
Computer and Information Sciences
Personal and Culinary Services
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Construction Trades
Mechanics and Repairers
Precision Production Trades
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Student Population

There are 12,015 students at William Rainey Harper College including both full-time and part-time students. By gender, 5,366 male students and 6,833 female students are attending the school. The following table shows the total number of students by gender and attending status at the school. You can check more enrollment information of the school.
Student Population
Male Students5,3662,1453,221
Female Students6,8332,2604,573

Distance Learning (Online Degree/Program) Student Population

At William Rainey Harper College, there are 12,015 students including in both full-time and part-time status. Of that, 8,553 students were attending classes through distance learning (4,919 students are enrolled exclusively and 3,634 are enrolled in some online courses) .
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment12,015
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses4,919
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses3,634
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,462

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