Skip to Content

COVID-19 Alert

Highland Community College is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) illness in our district and state. The Highland emergency management team has established a COVID-19 Task Force... continue reading


Highland Community College awarded Adult Literacy Grant

Highland Community College has been awarded an Adult Literacy Grant for $76,825 from the Secretary of State/Illinois State Literacy office for the fiscal year 2021. With this grant, adult education students are able to increase their reading, writing, math, or English-language skills. This grant allows Highland to continue to impact the more

HCC Foundation announces 2020-2021 scholarship recipients

The Highland Community College Foundation distributed approximately $200,000 to Highland students for the 2020-21 academic year with more than 1,284 applications, which is a 33 percent increase over last year. The students submitting applications came from 27 area and three international high schools. Scholarships were awarded to 198 individuals from 120 more

Highland among other regional community colleges to partner with Rockford University to offer degree completion opportunities

Highland Community College is among regional community colleges to partner with Rockford University to provide a flexible, seamless option to transfer college credits or an associate’s degree (A.A, A.S., or A.A.S) toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Accounting. The collaboration between the institutions facilitates the easy transfer of credits more

Highland Foundation schedules golf outing for September

The Highland Community College Foundation has rescheduled the annual Leadership Golf Outing to Friday, September 11 at the Freeport Club, 1614 S. Park Blvd., Freeport, Ill. The event was rescheduled from June due to COVID-19 concerns for safety. "This marks the 24th year for the Highland Foundation golf outing," said Jeff more

Highland Agriculture program receives sizeable grant

The Highland Community College Agriculture Program has been awarded the Growing Agricultural Science Teachers (GAST) grant funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. Highland agriculture will receive $25,000 per year for three years to recruit, educate, and retain high school agriculture teachers. The money will fund two new programs and more

Highland athletes receive Academic All-American recognition

The tradition of high-quality student-athletes participating in Cougar athletic programs continued in 2019-2020. Twelve Highland Community College student-athletes were named to the National Junior College Athletic (NJCAA) All-American teams. NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA Jadrian "JJ" Flores - Men's Basketball — Lake in the Hills Hannah Holland – Softball — Orangeville Elizabeth Barton more

Highland Community College Express Registration July 28

Students who have not registered for the fall semester should attend the Highland Community College express registration on Tuesday, July 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the HCC Student/Conference Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill. Students can prepare for the 2020 Fall Semester by taking placement tests, more

Highland welcomes new men’s basketball coach

Cougar Fans and the community will recognize the name. Norman is a Freeport native. He was an all-conference and all-state basketball player at Freeport High School, and is the son of Highland’s former legendary 15-year men’s basketball coach, Pete Norman. Although the name is familiar, Norman has his own list more

Highland Spring 2020 graduates Virtual commencement available for viewing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Highland Community College postponed their May commencement and later announced a virtual celebration of graduates. Highland’s spring class of 2020 had more than 200 graduates. One hundred fifty of those graduates participated in the virtual ceremony. The College invited the graduates to campus in June for more

Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement

Congratulations to the Highland Community College Class of 2020! Thank you for choosing Highland. Please stay in touch by becoming a member of our Alumni Association. Good luck on your next journey!

Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032


Translate »