Academic Overview

William Rainey Harper College is a Public, 2-4 years school located in Palatine, Illinois. For the academic year 2020-2021, the tuition & fees are $9,942 for Illinois residents and $11,754 for other students on average. It offers 111 degree programs through 18 Certificate, 40 Associate's programs. Of that, the distance learning opportunity is given to 7 programs (2 Certificate, 1 Associate's programs). The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $42,600.
Directory Information and Key Academic Statistics
TypePublic, 2-4 years
Address1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021) »In-State$9,942
Student Population »12,199 Total Enrollment
Graduation Rate »35%
Transfer-out Rate23%
Retention Rate75% (Full-time)
50% (Part-time)
Average Financial Aid »$3,921
Students to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$42,600

2021 Tuition & Fees

The 2021 tuition & fees are $9,942 for Illinois residents and $11,754 for out-of-state students at William Rainey Harper College. Its tuition & fees are cheaper than the average tuition ($11,780) over public community colleges in Illinois. The following table shows the 2020-2021 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
2021 Cost Of Attendance
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
Tuition & Fees$9,942$11,754
Books & Supplies$942
Off-Campus Living Costs$18,041
Average Financial Aid$3,921
Cost of Attendance$28,925$30,737
After Financial Aid$25,004$26,816
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$42,600
2021 Tuition & Fees and Comparison
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State Students
William Rainey Harper College$9,942$11,754
Public Community Colleges in Illinois$9,295$11,780
Public Community Colleges in U.S.$4,627$8,312
Tuition Trends

Offered Degrees/Programs By Area of Study

William Rainey Harper College offers Certificate and Associate's programs. Of that, 7 programs can be conferred by distance learning - 2 Certificate, 1 Associate's. The following table summarizes the number of offered programs by degree types.
Total Number of Programs
Online Programs21NOT OFFERED
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
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
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 12,199 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 12,199 students including in both full-time and part-time status. Of that, 10,549 students were attending classes through distance learning (8,444 students are enrolled exclusively and 2,105 are enrolled in some online courses) .
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment12,199
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses8,444
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses2,105
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,650

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