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, Port Barrington and Roselle


198 full time, 418 part time (2020-2021)


516 full time and 273 part time (2020-2021)


Credit: 23,665; Non-credit: 7,713 (Academic Year 2019-2020 unduplicated headcount)

In-district Tuition

$133.50 per credit hour  (2020-2021 academic year)

District Population

534,209 (American Community Survey estimates 2014-2018)

Total Operating Expenses

$108.1 million (2019-2020)

Programs Offered

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

Main Campus Size

200 acres, 23 buildings, about 1.5 million square feet

Founding Date

District established by referendum March 27, 1965

Opening Date

September 1967

Last Updated: 8/19/21