Student Right to Know

In accordance with federal regulations, you have the right to know certain information about Highland Community College, including a variety of academic information, financial assistance information, institutional information, information on graduation rates, security and crime statistics, athletic program participation rates, and financial support data.

As part of our compliance with this regulation, we present the below information. Should you wish to comment on the content of the information provided, please contact Eric Ingmire, Vice President for Student Services. Most of the information can also be located in HCC’s current Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.

Campus Resources

Financial Aid


For questions, contact: HCC Financial Aid Office at 785-442-6135 or 

Student Services

  • Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Disability Services and Facilities
  • Annual Notification of Rights under FERPA
  • FERPA Directory Information
  • FERPA Release Form
  • Transfer Students (Transferring In)
    A transfer student must meet all the regular student admissions requirements. HCC reserves the right to determine which transfer courses will fulfill graduation or departmental program requirements. A maximum of forty-seven (47) credit hours may be transferred to HCC and applied toward a degree, including hours transferred from other institutions as well as qualifying CLEP test credits. Prior to registration, students transferring to HCC are required to submit official transcripts of all credits earned at other institutions. The Registrar will evaluate successfully completed coursework from accredited institutions. If accepted as satisfying degree requirements, these transfer hours will be counted toward graduation and will be counted in the calculation of the GPA. A transfer student must complete sixteen (16) credit hours at Highland Community College to be eligible for graduation.
    Additional information on Credit for Prior Learning, CLEP or AP credit, repeated transfer coursework, and all other policies can be found in our Academic Catalog Introduction and Policies.
  • Transfer Information for Students Transferring Out

Location and Contact Information for HCC Locations

Academic Information & Statistics

Accreditation and Licensure

  • Highland Community College is authorized to operate by the Kansas Board of Regents and is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC offices are located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, (800) 621-7440/(312) 263-0456. Program specific accreditations are available on file at Highland Community College Technical Center, Atchison, KS.
  • HCC Nursing Programs are approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN). The curriculum for both the LPN - RN Program and the PN Program support the statewide alignment as outlined by the Kansas Post-Secondary Technical Education Authority (TEA) under the auspices of KBOR as approved by KSBN.
  • The associate degree nursing program at Highland Community College at the Highland Community College Technical Center located in Atchison, KS is accredited by the:

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326

    (404) 975-5000

    The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

  • HCC’s Auto Technology Program is ASE Education Foundation (formerly NATEF - National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) certified.
  • We are authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Title IV, HEA programs listed in our Program Participation Agreement available on file in the Financial Aid Office at Highland Community College, 606 W Main, Highland, KS 66035.


Campus Security

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information

What's Happening At Highland