Highland Park Community College

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Highland Park Community College
Former names
Highland Park Junior College
Type Junior (1918 - ?)
Community (? - 1996)
Active 1918–1996
Location Highland Park, Michigan

Highland Park Community College, formerly Highland Park Junior College,[1] was a Community college located in Highland Park, Michigan. Highland Park Community College was an urban campus and the focus of many efforts to benefit urban populations.[2]


The Community College was founded in 1918[3] as Highland Park Junior College.[1]

On May 21, 1954, the college has its radio station, WHPR-FM, sign on.[4]

The College sold its radio station to R.J. Watkins Late Night Entertainment.[4] The school was closed in 1996.[1][5]


Among other programs the college had a nursing program.[6] WHPR-FM was originally run by Highland Park Community College.[4]


Among the alumni of Highland Park Community College is Michigan State Senator Martha G. Scott.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Foley, Aaron (February 2, 2012). "From state-of-the-art to state takeover: The rise and fall of Highland Park Public Schools". mlive.com. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Highland Park Community College's Ford Foundation Urban Transfer Project
  3. ^ Michigan Colleges that have Closed, Merged, Changed Names Archived 2013-08-12 on Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b c "WHPR-FM 88.1 Highland Park". Station Listings. michiguide.com. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Higher Learning Commission
  6. ^ Oretta Mae Todd, Ph.D
  7. ^ Senator Martha Scott

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