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


224 full time, 704 part time (Summer 2016)


468 full time and 132 part time (Summer 2016)


Credit: 25,290; Non-credit: 11,821 (Academic Year 2016-2017 unduplicated headcount)

In-district Tuition

$129.75 per credit hour  (Effective Summer 2018)

District Population

536,077 (2015 Census)

Total Operating Expenses

$110 million (2017-2018)

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