Highline Community College

Tel: (206)878-3710
6,796 students
Public institution
Highline Community College is nationally and internationally recognized as a premier community college, a reputation earned through the development of an institutional culture that values innovation, globalization of curriculum, and community participation. It is one of 34 community and technical colleges in the state of Washington.
School Highlights
Highline Community College serves 6,796 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Highline Community College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is Pima Medical Institute-Renton (7.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 266 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
College Highline Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 266 staff
61 staff
Highline Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,796 has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.82 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,796 students 1,315 students
Highline Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
22:1
Highline Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,801 students
815 students
Highline Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,995 students
1,061 students
Highline Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Highline Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
15%
5%
Highline Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
10%
20%
Highline Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
11%
15%
Highline Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
36%
49%
Highline Community College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Highline Community College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Two or more races
8%
3%
Highline Community College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
12%
6%
Highline Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
7%
1%
Highline Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Highline Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.82 0.70
Highline Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,000 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,401 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,000 $5,590
Highline Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,401 $10,086
Highline Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 68%
89%
Highline Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Highline Community College is nationally and internationally recognized as a premier community college, a reputation earned through the development of an institutional culture that values innovation, globalization of curriculum, and community participation. It is one of 34 community and technical colleges in the state of Washington.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 804 students | 7.00 Mi555 South Renton Village Pl-Ste 400
    Renton, WA 98057
    (425)228-9600
    7.00804
  • 8,007 students | 7.70 Mi12401 SE 320th St
    Auburn, WA 98092
    (253)833-9111
    7.708,007
  • 3,042 students | 9.10 Mi3000 NE Fourth St
    Renton, WA 98056
    (425)235-2352
    9.103,042
  • 2,409 students | 11.60 Mi1101 S Yakima Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)680-7000
    11.602,409
  • 4,299 students | 11.60 Mi6000 16th Ave SW
    Seattle, WA 98106
    (206)934-5300
    11.604,299
Did You Know?
For King County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,013 per year for in-state students and $7,601 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

King County, WA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is The Art Institute of Seattle. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.