Highline Community College

2400 S 240th St, Des Moines
WA, 98198-9800
Tel: (206)878-3710
6,954 students
Public institution

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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 6,954 students (55% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 42% 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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Highline Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 6,954 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,954 students
1,287 students
Highline Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,797 students
832 students
Highline Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,157 students
1,021 students
Highline Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Highline Community College sch enrollment Highline Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
17%
2%
Highline Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
Highline Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
10%
12%
Highline Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
58%
66%
Highline Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
6%
2%
Highline Community College More (2008-2012)
Highline Community College sch ethnicity Highline Community College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Highline Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,000 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,401 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 32% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,000 $5,845
Highline Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,401 $10,047
Highline Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

Get admissions information on Highline Community College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

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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. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,760 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in King County, WA is 51%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.