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


201 full time, 437 part time (2019-2020)


528 full time and 329 part time (2019-2020)


Credit: 23,591; Non-credit: 12,845 (Academic Year 2018-2019 unduplicated headcount)

In-district Tuition

$133.50 per credit hour  (Effective Summer 2019)

District Population

535,497 (American Community Survey estimates 2012-2016)

Total Operating Expenses

$106.3 million (2018-2019)

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