Public 2 Year

Highline Community College

Des Moines, Washington

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Highline Community College overview
Location Des Moines, Washington
Online highline.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Highline Community College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Highline Community College, located in Des Moines, Washington, offers a scenic campus environment within a short distance of Seattle's urban center. Founded in 1961, this public institution has established a strong academic profile with an emphasis on diversity and accessibility, presenting an open admissions policy. The campus reflects a modern architectural style with facilities that support a broad range of popular majors, including Business Administration, Nursing, and Applied Science and Technology. Students can opt for on-campus living, though housing is limited. Highline Community College, while not renowned for athletic programs, equips students with comprehensive educational resources aimed at fostering academic and career success.

Highline Community College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  2,570 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,114 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $3,527 plus fees of $931.


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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Highline Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$702
Other Fees$931
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,660
Budget for Other Expenses$3,462
Total One Year Cost$21,282

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Highline Community College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 38%
Health Professions 27%
Business 19%
Computer and Information Sciences 6%
Physical Sciences 3%

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