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 higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 28%.
Highline Community College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is Pima Medical Institute-Renton (7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 266 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
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
59 staff
Highline Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,796 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,796 students
1,282 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
810 students
Highline Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,995 students
1,017 students
Highline Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Highline Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
15%
2%
Highline Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
Highline Community College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Hispanic
10%
7%
Highline Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
11%
12%
Highline Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
36%
57%
Highline Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
8%
2%
Highline Community College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
12%
3%
Highline Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
7%
2%
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. 0.62 0.53
Highline Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,000 is less than the state average of $5,742. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,000 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,401 $10,294
Highline Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 68%
89%
Highline Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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.

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Did You Know?
For King, 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, 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 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in King, WA is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.