Highline Community College: Review & Facts

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Highline Community College is a medium two-year, public school with 6,840 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1961 and is the only school located in Des Moines, Washington.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
46
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are available at Highline Community College.

Highline Community College follows a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and has 46 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Business, Psychology, and Medical Assistant. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
58%
The rate of student retention at Highline Community College is low at 58% (way below Washington average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Highline Community College is low - 32%. About 11% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Highline Community College is decent - 17:1. Learn more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$4,500
Average tuition prices are very low, $3,300 a year. The additional fees at Highline Community College not covered by tuition are nearly $1,200; this totals $4,500 per academic year.

Read the details about Highline Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This college might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Highline Community College is $17.00.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Highline Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (206) 878-3710 or check Highline Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
D
Highline Community College provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Highline Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At this moment there is no on-campus housing at Highline Community College.

Based on the college crime information, Highline Community College appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Highline Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Highline Community College, 2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800, USA
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