- 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.
Highline College serves 5,829 students (54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is same as the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 5,829 students
- In-state tuition: $4,000
- Out-state tuition: $4,401
- Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
- Minority enrollment: 75%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Highline College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:
The teacher population of 534 teachers has grown by 143% over five years.
(WA) Community College Avg.
Four or more years
Four or more years
The student population of Highline College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Highline College diversity score of 0.86 is more than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $4,000 is less than the state average of $4,105. 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 $7,359. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
3 qtrs, 15 credits
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Highline College cost?
Highline College's tuition is approximately $4,000 for In-State students and $4,401 for Out-State students.
What is Highline College's ranking?
Highline College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Washington for: Least expensive tuition, Diversity in US community colleges and Average community college minority breakdown.
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