Get Started: High School Students


Thousands of Illinois high school students choose Harper each year. Here are some of the reasons why…

Quality Academics

Harper College is accredited by NCA, the same institution as four-year colleges and universities in the Midwest, such as University of Illinois and Northwestern University. View academic programs.


Imagine saving up to $63,300 in college expenses and still achieving academic success! It's possible when you compare Harper to the cost of 2 years at a major university.


Choose from associate degrees, technical certifications, two-year bachelor's degree prep, and online courses, with flexible schedules. You may be able to earn college credit while still in high school.

Transferable Credits

Thousands of students have successfully transferred from Harper to public and private colleges and universities, including the Big 10 and Ivy League. Begin your bachelor's at Harper and then transfer.

Job and Career Preparedness

Looking to make good money after graduation? Join the thousands of students who earn job-ready degrees and certifications in computer technology, business, marketing, e-commerce, law enforcement, and more.

Come to our Open House on Mar. 19