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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    D+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Highline CC is a public college located in Des Moines, Washington in the Seattle Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,844 undergraduate students. The Highline CC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Early Childhood Education, and Business. Graduating 30% of students, Highline CC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,200.
About Highline Community College...
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

Cost

Net Price
$8,704/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,416/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
47%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,844Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,980
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    80%
  • Stressed
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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Highline Community College Reviews

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I love Highline! It's a very welcoming school, and most of the students are very friendly. The overall environment is very encouraging, which fosters better learning.
Before taking a class, research your professor. I wish I'd done this my first quarter. How much you learn really depends on them. Generally, they're pretty good, but there's been a dud or two.
The campus is nice, if a bit scattered. Des Moines is a terrible town, though. Sex trafficking is unfortunately very common. If you stay on campus, you should be fine, but don't dress up enough to make it hard to run. Make sure you always have a way home.
Overall, I think Highline is great. I highly recommend it for Running Start students, in particular. It's an excellent place to start higher education, and I'm so happy I chose to enroll.
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I am currently a second year students at Highline College. I am an international student. There are so many things that make Highline College become my favorable college. First, the staffs and faculties are so friendly. They offer support and help along with my academic life in Highline. Second, Highline College is one of well-known as a diversity college in United States. There are many enrolled students from all different countries, which this provides opportunity for each individual to grow in a diverse environment, meet new people from different backgrounds, and integrate in learning new cultures. Third, Highline offers a lot support services like TRiO, MESA, ANNAPISSI, OMUJA, which are the programs that helps students to transfer to a four-year university as well as helping with current academic process.
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!