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Highline Community College
  • 4 Year
  • DES MOINES, WA

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade D+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade unavailable
  10. Campus Food
    grade unavailable
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Highline CC is a public college located in Des Moines, Washington in the Seattle Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,345 undergraduate students. The Highline CC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Early Childhood Education, and Business. Graduating 33% of students, Highline CC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,200.

About

2400 S 240TH ST
DES MOINES, WA 98198
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Athletic Division
NWAC
Athletic Conference
No data available  

Highline Community College Rankings

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HCC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
No data available  
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
No data available  
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$8,472 / 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
$5,643 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
49%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 58 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 58 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    56%
  • Online
    18%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,345 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,965
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 3 responses
  • Stressed
    67%
  • Goal-oriented
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 12 responses
Poll
50%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 12 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
  • Diverse
    51%
  • Diverse, outgoing, interesting
    23%
  • Fantastic
    9%
  • Interesting
    9%
  • All of the above
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

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

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