Highline College

2400 S 240th St
Seattle, WA 98198-9800
Tel: (206)878-3710
  • 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 College serves 6,443 students (58% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 41%.
  • Highline 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 219 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Highline College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty219 staff145 staff
Highline College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,443 has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,443 students4,463 students
Highline College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:131:1
Highline College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,734 students2,353 students
Highline College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,709 students2,110 students
Highline College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Highline College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
Highline College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
14%
7%
Highline College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
7%
10%
Highline College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
9%
4%
Highline College Black (2007-2016)
% White
41%
59%
Highline College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
Highline College Hawaiian (2012-2016)
% Two or more races
6%
5%
Highline College More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
11%
6%
Highline College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
10%
7%
Highline College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.770.62
Highline College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
32%
31%
Highline College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2014)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,300$36,300
Highline College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,000 is less than the state average of $4,074. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,401 is less than the state average of $7,461. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,000$4,074
Highline College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,401$7,461
Highline College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid68%71%
Highline College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,418$11,000
Highline College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,833
Highline College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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