Graduates earn 3,607 degrees, certificates from William Rainey Harper College

About 34 percent of the 3,607 degrees and certificates handed out by the William Rainey Harper College in 2016-17 were to students in Health Professions and Related Programs programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the lat


About 34 percent of the 3,607 degrees and certificates handed out by the William Rainey Harper College in 2016-17 were to students in Health Professions and Related Programs programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Palatine conferred 1018 certificates and 207 associate's degrees in Health Professions and Related Programs programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. Data shows the school gave out 944 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, followed by 717 certificates in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide and 215 associate's degrees in Biological and Physical Sciences.

The college enrolled 14,142 students for 2016-17, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
-
717
717
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
91
-
91
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
-
80
80
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
1
74
75
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist
-
61
61
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
13
22
35
Dietetic Technician
14
13
27
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
25
-
25
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
23
1
24
Medical/Clinical Assistant
-
24
24
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
12
7
19
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
16
-
16
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
16
16
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
12
-
12
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
-
1
1
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician
-
1
1
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
-
1
1
Health Professions and Related Programs total
207
1,018
1,225
34
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
944
-
944
General Studies
133
-
133
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
1,077
-
1,077
29.9
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations
-
104
104
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
11
90
101
Business Administration and Management, General
46
44
90
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
-
32
32
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
-
29
29
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
18
-
18
Fashion Merchandising
11
-
11
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
-
11
11
Small Business Administration/Management
-
10
10
Accounting
-
9
9
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
-
8
8
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
-
4
4
Retailing and Retail Operations
-
2
2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
86
343
429
11.9
Biological and Physical Sciences
215
-
215
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
215
-
215
6
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
1
77
78
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
-
32
32
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
-
12
12
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
1
121
122
3.4
Welding Technology/Welder
12
44
56
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist
-
38
38
Precision Production total
12
82
94
2.6
Criminal Justice/Police Science
28
-
28
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
23
-
23
Forensic Science and Technology
4
17
21
Homeland Security
3
9
12
Security and Loss Prevention Services
-
1
1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
58
27
85
2.4
Child Care Provider/Assistant
13
58
71
Fashion and Fabric Consultant
4
-
4
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
-
2
2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
17
60
77
2.1
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
-
22
22
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other
-
12
12
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
8
-
8
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
-
7
7
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
7
-
7
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
15
41
56
1.6
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
3
37
40
Information Science/Studies
6
-
6
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
3
2
5
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
-
2
2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
12
41
53
1.5
Graphic Design
20
1
21
Interior Design
6
5
11
Music, General
7
-
7
Commercial Photography
-
5
5
Fine/Studio Arts, General
2
-
2
Visual and Performing Arts total
35
11
46
1.3
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
11
21
32
Legal Professions and Studies total
11
21
32
0.9
Engineering, General
22
-
22
Engineering total
22
-
22
0.6
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
-
18
18
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
-
18
18
0.5
Human Services, General
18
-
18
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
18
-
18
0.5
Building/Property Maintenance
2
14
16
Construction Trades total
2
14
16
0.4
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
-
8
8
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
-
5
5
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager
-
3
3
Personal and Culinary Services total
-
16
16
0.4
Teacher Assistant/Aide
1
2
3
Education total
1
2
3
0.1
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
-
2
2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
-
2
2
0.1
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
-
1
1
Social Sciences total
-
1
1
0

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