C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Highline Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NWAC
Athletic Conference
Address
2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, WA 98198
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Highline Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$7,746/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,859/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,284/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,984/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,771/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,771/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,770Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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Students to professors ratio is around 7:1 I believe, the office hours are usually pretty helpful. And you will definitely be meeting all kinds of students here, it is probably more diverse than you could imagine. There are many academic success center in the Library to help students. And there are lots of LGBTQ safe zone on campus! In conclusion, I would say this college is a place that if you have good control of yourself and know the resources, you will have quite a success. For me there isn't much things I can complain about, apart from some drowsy professors in the math department. And just a general advice, if you are an international student or for any reason living in a host family, always talk to International students program and the home stay company if you have any concerns!
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I was a Running Start student at Highline Community College for two years. I really enjoyed my time there. Most of the teachers are great and know their stuff really well. The academics are challenging but you got this! The tutoring center is great for those who need help with their homework. I would definitely recommend checking the resources out on campus. The students are super friendly and the overall atmosphere is good on campus. However, parking at Highline sucks and the book prices are outrageous.
Highline is a school dedicated to promoting cultural diversity and acceptance. It strives for students to think global and be considerate and compassionate for others. It is ranked as one of the most diverse community colleges in the nation, and emphasizes this mission throughout all aspects and programs in the instituton. It inspired me to pursue a career with the same vision!