Highland Community College began as Highland University in 1858, making it the first college in Kansas. After eight name changes, the College is now in its 154th year of providing higher education opportunities to the people of Northeast Kansas in a small rural setting. The College has traditionally prepared students to continue their studies at baccalaureate institutions. Studies conducted at the Board of Regents universities in Kansas show that students who begin their college careers at HCC and then transfer do as well or better academically than all other students who transfer to those universities and those who start there. In addition to the campus in Highland, the College offers face-to-face coursework at over 30 locations coordinated through six Regional Centers and has a growing online student population. In July of 2008, the region’s technical college merged with the College, allowing HCC to expand its educational services within the nine county service area in Northeast Kansas.
The College is governed by a six-member Board of Trustees comprised of residents of Doniphan County, the location of the campus, who are elected for four-year terms. Three members are up for re-election every two years. On the state level, HCC is coordinated by the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), which governs the state’s six universities.
Highland Campus Courses
A schedule of the current semester's Highland Campus courses may be viewed online by following the link below. The search engine may be refined to search for a variety of courses, dates, times, instructors, etc.
Enrollment for spring opens in late October. Enrollment for summer and fall opens in mid-March.
Returning Highland campus students should make an appointment with their advisor to enroll.
New Highland campus students for fall should sign up to attend on of HCC's New Student Enrollment Days beginning in April each spring.
Communities Served Through Highland Community College
HCC's service area includeds nine counties in Northeast Kansas. Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Nemaha, Jefferson, Pottawatomie, Marshall, & Wabaunsee.
Highland Campus Weather Cancellations
In the case of stormy weather, check the following for college closings:
HCC Scottie Alerts
KNZA FM 103.9
606 West Main Street
Highland, KS 66035 (Map)
Phone: (785) 442.6000