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
14:1
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
3,802Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
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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Lots of diversity at Highline Community College. Great teachers for the most part but definitely use www.ratemyprofessors.com - for sure. I appreciate the library most of all - it is extensive and used for many purposes. I believe it is 5 floors! The Student Union is a great facility. I've had only positive experiences with the Bookstore, but make sure to check Amazon to see if you can rent your school books. It is worth it and they have plenty of options.
I love the community at Highline College. They offer so much help and support towards your transferring goals. Plus they have a variety of programs to choose from making transferring to virtually anywhere simple. Definite recommend if you plan on transferring! If you're taking math, try to take it with Terry Meerdink. Best math teacher ever!