481 reviews
  1. Des Moines, WA
  2. 4 Year
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
Other
Athletic Conference
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Address
2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, WA 98198

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
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Test Scores and GPA for Highline Community College

Cost

Net Price
$7,508/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,864/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,556/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,109/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,643/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,171/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,734Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After Highline Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Highline Community College Reviews

481 reviews
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I really love Highline! I decided to do the Running Start program, and that was one of the wisest decisions I made in my entire life. Highline is a great school; it is very diverse, the teachers are difficult but awesome , and the students are respectful and kind. Overall it is an amazing college. One thing I would change though is adding more parking; there never seems to be any parking spaces and it takes a long time to park. Other than that, it is a great college.
Honestly, it's a lot of hard work and excessive studying when it comes to obtaining my Biology major. I'm taking more chemistry classes than actual biology courses because there are prerequisites required in order to move on to certain science classes. Plus, there's also the fact in having to remember--at least on a general scale--anything learned from all the science classes because all the knowledge transfers over to the next class in each series and helps for a better understanding of other notions being discussed in differing realms of science courses. It's totally worth all the hard work though!
I have a had a wonderful experience at Highline so far! If I had a choice to take the professors that I have had already again, I would do so in a heartbeat. The staff and students are willing to help you in any way that the can. Something that really makes our campus unique is that we have diverse students, you are always bound to learn something when talking to anyone. Also, the staff is invested in their students. So far, I have received messages letting me know that they are reviewing my file and have found that I am eligible for certificates (something that I would have not known before). Also I have participated in an event called ice cream social where students that have reached 15,30, and 45 credits can attend the event and will get a small gift for these milestones and they have individuals that are willing to speak to the students at the different levels to help you continue succeeding and motivate you to keep on going! There are also a variety of clubs that one can join to become involved in your school/community. I would still choose this school if I had to do it all over because of the experiences that I have had with the students and staff here at Highline!