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Located in Palatine, Illinois, William Rainey Harper College is a public institution. Palatine is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

Where Is William Rainey Harper College?


Contact details for Harper College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067-7398
Phone: 847-925-6000

How Do I Get Into Harper College?

You can apply to Harper College online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to William Rainey Harper College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford William Rainey Harper College?

3% Take Out Loans
2.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Harper College, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $4,807 a year. That adds up to $19,228 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Harper College is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

William Rainey Harper College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,010 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,015 undergraduate students at Harper College, with 4,010 being full-time and 8,005 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 4,010 full-time undergraduates at Harper College, 51% are male and 49% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of William Rainey Harper College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 605
Black or African American 149
Hispanic or Latino 1,009
White 1,998
International Students 58
Other Races/Ethnicities 191

Over 36 countries are represented at Harper College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, India, and China.

Online Learning at William Rainey Harper College

4,919 Took All Classes Online
8,553 Took At Least One Class Online
213.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 8,553 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Harper College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Harper College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at William Rainey Harper College was 213.7%. This is the #148 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Harper College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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