Highline College

  • 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 6,530 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 53%.

Top Placements

Highline College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 219 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Highline College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty219 staff141 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Highline College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The Highline College diversity score of 0.85 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,530 students3,905 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:127:1
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# Full-Time Students3,673 students2,290 students
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# Part-Time Students2,857 students2,049 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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1%
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% Asian
15%
7%
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% Hispanic
13%
13%
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% Black
12%
5%
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% White
25%
47%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
11%
7%
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% Non Resident races
11%
7%
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% Unknown races
11%
12%
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Diversity Score0.850.73
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College Completion Rate
32%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,300$36,200
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,000 is less than the state average of $4,058. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,401 is less than the state average of $7,211. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,000$4,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,401$7,211
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Tuition Notes3 qtrs, 15 credits
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid48%66%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,637$11,595
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,367$6,271
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Highline College is Pima Medical Institute-Renton (7.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 497 students | 7.10 Mi555 South Renton Village Pl-Ste 400
    Renton WA  98057
    (425) 228-9600
    7.10497
  • 8,471 students | 7.70 Mi12401 SE 320th St
    Auburn WA  98092
    (253) 833-9111
    7.708,471
  • 3,546 students | 9.40 Mi3000 NE Fourth St
    Renton WA  98056
    (425) 235-2352
    9.403,546
  • 2,596 students | 11.50 Mi1101 S Yakima Ave
    Tacoma WA  98405
    (253) 680-7000
    11.502,596
  • 6,177 students | 11.60 Mi6000 16th Ave SW
    Seattle WA  98106
    (206) 934-5300
    11.606,177
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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,058 per year for in-state students and $7,211 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,770 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Washington is Highline College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.