Harper College

Harper Fast Facts

Communities Served

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

Faculty (Credit and Community Education)

194 full time, 460 part time (fall 2022)


504 full time and 130 part time (fall 2022)


Credit: 21,370 (Academic Year 2021-22 unduplicated headcount); Non-credit: 7,935 (Academic Year 2021-22 unduplicated headcount)

In-district Tuition

$133.50 per credit hour (2022-23 academic year)

District Population

528,355 (American Community Survey estimates 2016-2020)

Total Operating Expenses

$111.3 million (year ending June 30, 2022)

Programs Offered

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

Main Campus Size

200 acres, 23 buildings, about 1.6 million square feet

Founding Date

District established by referendum March 27, 1965

Opening Date

September 1967

Last Updated: 12/18/23