Harper Fast Facts

Communities Served

Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Lake Barrington, Mount Prospect, North Barrington, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, South Barrington, Tower Lakes, Wheeling and portions of Buffalo Grove, Carpentersville, Deer Park, Des Plaines, Fox River Grove, Hanover Park and Roselle


228 full time, 683 part time (Summer 2018)


523 full time and 136 part time (Summer 2018)


Credit: 23,635; Non-credit: 13,844 (Academic Year 2017-2018 unduplicated headcount)

In-district Tuition

$129.75 per credit hour  (Effective Summer 2018)

District Population

536,077 (2015 Census)

Total Operating Expenses

$110.5 million (2018-2019)

Programs Offered

7 associate degrees; 100+ transfer partnerships; 40+ career programs; 100+ certificate programs

Campus Size

200 acres, 24 buildings

Founding Date

District established by referendum March 27, 1965

Opening Date

September 1967