Highline College Overview
Highline College is a public institution located in Des Moines, Washington. Highline is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Highline College Known For?
- The highest award offered at Highline is the bachelor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
Highline College Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Highline has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Highline.
Where Is Highline College?
Contact details for Highline are given below.
|Address:||2400 S 240Th St, Des Moines, WA 98198-9800|
How Do I Get Into Highline?
You can apply to Highline online at: https://www.public.ctc.edu/ApplicantWebClient/Applicant/ApplWelcome.aspx
Can I Afford Highline College?
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Highline, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $5,380 a year. That adds up to $21,520 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Highline is 11.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Highline College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 3,345 full-time undergraduates at Highline, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Highline College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||406|
|Hispanic or Latino||482|
Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Highline College. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 49 countries are represented at Highline. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, China, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Highline College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Highline has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of Highline
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Highline College was 4.5%. This is the #1,710 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Highline regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Highline ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Highline.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
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When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Highline College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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