Highland Community College

Highland, KS 66035
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Highland Community College (HCC) is located in Highland, Kansas. This public community college was established way back in 1858. It is one of the oldest community colleges around and is technically the oldest overall college in the state of Kansas. It used to be known as Highland University before turning into HCC and becoming a community college. As a school that has been serving its community for over a century, it has become an important cultural pillar of the area. It still offers students the opportunity to receive a great education. Students can pursue many different degrees at this college, as well as certificates.

Nursing at HCC is a very important part of the culture of the college. This program has been held in high regard for a very long time. Several different nursing programs are available for students to choose from, too. You will find that the school has a certified nursing assistant program, as well as options for practical nursing, associate degree nursing, and LPN to RN programs. All nursing courses will teach students the proper knowledge, skills, and abilities that are required to have a successful career in their area of study. This thorough program has produced many fine nurses over the years and continues to remain a popular option for prospective nurses in the community. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Number of Students3,260
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate39%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 21
Certificate 20 190
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years 2 9
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 96.3%
  • NCLEX-RN: 89%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1977 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$56/credit
In State Students$70/credit
Out of State Students$70/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,520 $3,150 $3,150
ADN 70 $3,920 $4,900 $4,900
BSN 125 $7,000 $8,750 $8,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of Highland Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 62% $4,158
Other Federal Grant 9% $456
State Grant & Scholarships 2% $846
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 62% $1,756
Federal Student Loans 53% $4,949
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,102
$30,001 to $48,000$6,710
$48,001 to $75,000$8,236
$75,001 to $110,000$10,595
Over $110,000$10,840

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.

Highland Community College
606 W Main
Highland, KS 66035

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