Ensuring a Strong Future

Students on Harper College's campus

Thank You for Supporting Harper College

Voters support Harper's community-driven plan for the future.

On November 6, 2018, voters in Community College District 512 affirmed that Harper is critical in providing affordable education to keep our communities and local businesses competitive in a rapidly changing environment. The plan they approved supports the following three priorities:

New building to facilitate collaboration and innovation:
  • A hub for regional economic development.
  • A home for the University Center partnerships which provide four-year degrees in high-demand fields.
  • A center to help residents keep skills current for today’s workplace.
  • Modernize facilities & curriculum.
  • Renovate facilities for academic programs.
  • Expand and improve health careers and manufacturing facilities.
  • Maintain and replace infrastructure.
  • Invest in technologies to increase efficiency and support state-of-the-art educational technologies.

Let us know if you have questions about Harper's Community-Driven Plan for the Future.

The Ballot Question

“Shall the Board of Trustees of William Rainey Harper Community College District No. 512, Counties of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry and State of Illinois, acquire real property, build and equip new buildings, build and equip additions to and alter, equip, repair and renovate existing buildings of the District and issue the bonds of said Community College not to exceed $180,000,000 for said purposes?

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Get the facts

Harper Classroom

"Preparing Our Community for the Future"
See the presentation

Through the years

Harper College timeline

A 50+ year history of serving the community
Explore the Harper timeline 

Look to the future

Harper College Campus Master Plan

Harper's 10-year Campus Master Plan
Download the master plan