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 Highline Community College

Highline Community College - Des Moines, WA

2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

General information:(206)878-3710
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:6,743( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,925 $3,135 $3,542 -11%
Out-of-state $3,315 $3,534 $3,943 -10%
Books and supplies $972 $972 $972 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,460 $8,460 $9,000 -6%
Other $3,216 $3,216 $2,928 9%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,900 $3,900 $3,318 18%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,897 $4,107 $4,514 0%
Off Campus $15,573 $15,783 $16,442 -6%
Off Campus with Family $7,797 $8,007 $7,832 14%
On Campus $4,287 $4,506 $4,915 0%
Off Campus $15,963 $16,182 $16,843 0%
Off Campus with Family $8,187 $8,406 $8,233 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,849
In-state fees $693
Out-of-state tuition $2,849
Out-of-state fees $1,094
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 291 67% --
Grant or scholarship aid 277 64% $1,296,877 $4,682
Federal grants 210 48% $838,821 $3,994
Pell grants 210 48% $820,418 $3,907
Other federal grants 45 10% $18,403 $409
State/local government grant or scholarships 161 37% $323,545 $2,010
Institutional grants or scholarships 86 20% $134,511 $1,564
Student loan aid 42 10% $195,807 $4,662
Federal student loans 41 9% $193,307 $4,715
Other student loans 1 0% $2,500 $2,500
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,688 39% $12,272,017 $4,565
Pell grants 2,031 30% $7,765,064 $3,823
Federal student loans 607 9% $3,387,475 $5,581


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,635 $6,738 $6,945
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,942 $5,283 $5,410
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,467 $6,508 $7,345
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,070 $7,940 $9,334
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,149 $10,857 $9,663
$110,001 and more $11,149 Not applicable $11,652

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,743
Undergraduate enrollment 6,743
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,421
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$17

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 16 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Basketball 1112
Soccer 2518
Softball -13
Track and Field, X-Country 105
Volleyball -11
Wrestling 16-


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities12/01/1965 Accredited


National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1969 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 101
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 321
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 320
Motor vehicle theft 82118
Arson 110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate17%
Number in default80
Number in repayment469

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00378100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping71115
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General12-16
Business Administration and Management, General-7-
Business/Commerce, General-93-
Customer Service Management--7
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce-1-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management9179
International Business/Trade/Commerce23-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-1-
Office Management and Supervision211-
Project Management1--
Small Business Administration/Management33-
Tourism and Travel Services Management16-
Category total3715347
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other212-
Category total212-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-312
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications1176
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-43
Network and System Administration/Administrator--17
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--8
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster--2
Category total12448
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-46
Teacher Assistant/Aide-1-
Category total-56
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General22-
Category total22-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder--11
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller15--
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist4--
Medical/Clinical Assistant-17-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other-2347
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide--47
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist--16
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-129-
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant-17-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-9-
Category total19201130
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-9-
Category total-9-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal1417-
Category total1417-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-483-
Category total-483-
Library Science Colleges
Library and Archives Assisting45-
Category total45-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management9--
Category total9--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager--5
Category total--5
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physical Sciences-34-
Category total-34-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Interior Design-7-
Category total-7-
Grand total88952236