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HCC- Highline Demographics & Diversity

Des Moines, Washington

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at HCC- Highline are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 67% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Highline Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 33%
Black 11%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 15%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 10%
International 8%
Race Unknown 9%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 42% more female students than male students enrolled at Highline Community College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, HCC- Highline has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Highline Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Highline Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,701
Women 3,829

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

HCC- Highline serves a very low number of students outside of Washington, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Highline Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$65,376 per year

28% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,530
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 32.2%
Part time Undergrads 37.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=235431 IPEDS survey data for Highline Community College.