Highline College Overview
Located in Des Moines, Washington, Highline College is a public institution. 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.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Highline.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Highline has earned from around the web.
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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
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Highline, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $4,450 a year. That adds up to $17,800 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Highline is 9.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Highline College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 3,140 full-time undergraduates at Highline, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Highline College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||425|
|Hispanic or Latino||493|
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 28.0%. This is the #909 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Highline regardless of major.
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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