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

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
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Test Scores and GPA for Highline Community College

Cost

Net Price
$8,796/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,538/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,040/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,865/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,478/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,611/ 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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,770Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Highline Community College Reviews

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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.
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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!