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Quick Facts About Heartland Community College

Heartland Community College, with campuses in Normal, Pontiac and Lincoln, Illinois, is a two-year, fully accredited institution of higher education. Heartland's Community College District 540 includes a population of more than 230,000 people.


  • 1500 W. Raab Road
    Normal, IL 61761
  • 211 East Madison
    Pontiac, IL 61764
  • 620 Broadway
    Lincoln, IL 62656


  • Fall 2012 credit students: 5,324
  • Fiscal Year 2012 credit students: 10,506
  • Fiscal Year 2010 non-credit students: 18,351
  • Credit student demographics: Male: 46.7%, Female: 53.3%

Average Age of Students

  • Credit: 24.9
  • Non-credit: 29.0 (Fall 2011)

Costs 2013 - 2014

  • Credit tuition and fees: $139 per credit hour in district, $269 per credit hour out of district, and $399 per credit hour out of state.
  • View more about tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

Around one third of all Heartland Community College students receive some form of financial aid.

Number of Employees

  • Full-time faculty: 92
  • Adjunct faculty: 90
  • Administrators: 66
  • Full-time classified staff: 60
  • Part-time classified staf: 132
  • Student employees: 66
  • Full-time professional/technical staff: 90
  • Part-time professional/technical staff: 48
  • Part-time noncredit instructors: 68
  • Total employees: 712

Student/Teacher Ratio

  • Student/Teacher Ratio: 17:1

Sources of College Total Revenue for Fiscal Year 2011

  • Tuition and Fees: 28%
  • Local Property Taxes: 34%
  • State Support: 8%
  • Federal Support: 21%
  • Other & Federal: 9%


Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Heartland Community College is recognized by the Illinois Community College Board and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504, (800) 621-7440, www.hlcommission.org. Heartland has chosen the AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) path to maintain its accreditation and was accepted as an AQIP college in October 2005.

  • The College's Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.
  • The College's Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT).
  • The College's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) programs are approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
  • The College's Child Development Lab (CDL) is an accredited learning lab facility through the National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


The college holds eight-week, 12-week and 16-week sessions in the spring and fall semesters, and an eight-week summer term. The academic calendar is available in PDF format (126 KB, 6 pages).

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Turbine Quick Facts

HCC Turbine Timeline **(PDF format, 4.82 MB, 3 pages)

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