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William Rainey Harper College

Palatine, Illinois

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William Rainey Harper College

Public 2-4 Year

Estimated Cost

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10,000 - 19,999

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About William Rainey Harper College

William Rainey Harper College is a comprehensive community college in Palatine, Illinois, United States. The college was established by referendum in 1965 and opened in September 1967. It is named for William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.


Located in Palatine, Illinois.

1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL, 60067-7398, Cook County

William Rainey Harper College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#3261 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Illinois

#192 of 274

Best Property management Colleges & Universities in America

#1 of 119

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at William Rainey Harper College is Medical followed by Liberal Arts, Business Management, Disciplinary Sciences and Mechanic/Repair Tech.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from William Rainey Harper College within four or six years.

Notable Alumni