Highline College: Review & Facts

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Highline College is a medium four-year, public school with 6,560 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1961 and is the only school located in Des Moines, Washington.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
53
Fair
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, and bachelor's degree are available at Highline College.

Highline College follows a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and has 53 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Business, Education, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
58%
Bad
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.

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

Students to Faculty Ratio
9 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Highline College is low - 32%. About 11% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Highline College is good - 9:1. Learn more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$4,300
Low
Average tuition prices are very low, $3,100 a year. The additional fees at Highline College not covered by tuition are nearly $1,200; this totals $4,300 per academic year.

Read the details about Highline College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying 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 College is $17.00.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Highline 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 College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
C-
Unsafe
Highline 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 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 College.

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

Highline College Location and Maps



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