HCC- Highline Demographics & DiversityDes Moines, Washington
Racial DiversityVery 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.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
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.
|Gender||Percent of Students|
|Gender||Number of Students|
Geographic DiversityVery Low
HCC- Highline serves a very low number of students outside of Washington, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.
|Origin||Percent of Students|
|Out of State||
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.
|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.