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Why Choose Harrison College?

On your journey to find the college that is right for you, we understand that you probably have many questions. At Harrison College, we want you to strive for a better education and a better future for yourself—and those you care about.

We are not just focused on academics; we make sure that you personally and professionally evolve. When you step out of Harrison as a proud graduate, we make sure you are ready to pursue your dreams by finding a unique career and experiencing a more fulfilling life. So, you may have questions for us, but we have one question for you: Why should you choose Harrison? Explore this page to find out.

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We know that you want to make a change—you want to improve your life, start or finish your education, find a meaningful, successful career. Why should you choose Harrison to help you fulfill your dreams? Here are our top three reasons.

We care about our students.

At Harrison, your stories, challenges and triumphs inspire our faculty and staff every day. These relationships are the foundation of our mission. We get to know you; we care about your success and we want you to find pride, happiness and fulfillment in your career. 

Our success is your success.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals. We know that when our students succeed, they are not only improving their lives but also the lives of their friends, families and communities. Our faculty and staff’s high teacher ratings tell us that the relationships they have with students play a direct role in helping them succeed.

As Harrison College student you will have the opportunity to learn the following skills in your program of study:

  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

We know you are busy.

We know our students, and we know that they have lives, jobs and families. We work to help you through the obstacles that come with going to school and going back to school. We offer flexible class times and online programs to make it easy for you to balance work and school. Our Student Resource Services personnel will assist you in finding child care services, locate housing, deal with debt and even solve conflicts at home.