The youngest community college in Illinois, Heartland Community College was founded in 1990. The public, two-year open admissions college is an affordable resource for higher education, focusing on student success.* In the words of Heartland Community College President, Allen Goben, HCC is committed to “giv[ing] continued support to the cause of furthering democratic education and civic engagement.”
In addition to more than 5,600 credit students, Heartland Community College provides a diverse selection of non-credit enrichment, recreation and professional development classes for more than 8,000 community members.*
Heartland Community College is located in Normal, Illinois — part of the twin cities that make up the Bloomington-Normal metro area. A vibrant community that exemplifies Midwestern values and a remarkable quality of life, Bloomington-Normal is home to a variety of outstanding hotels, unique restaurants, and exciting leisure attractions. The area also has been recognized as one of the top ten “Techiest Cities” in America, according to an article by Computerworld.com, as well as one of the “100 Best Communities For Young People” by America’s Promise Alliance.**
With a population of approximately 160,000, Bloomington-Normal has many ties to education. In addition to Heartland Community College, the area houses Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Lincoln College.**
We are honored to have Heartland Community College as our newest TDC member institution.
* Paragraph taken from “About HCC” http://www.heartland.edu/about/
** Paragraph taken from “About Our Community” http://www.heartland.edu/about/community.jsp