About Harper College
We are Harper College…the college in your community.
The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is
named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the
United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.
Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the
largest, serving approximately 29,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs
prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities.
Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs,
workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated
degree options for adults and developmental education programs.