Highline College

Des Moines, WA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,254
Graduate Enrollment: 0
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Highest degree awarded: Bachelor's
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential // higher part-time

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 0%

Male/Female: 39% / 61% (2017)

First generation college students: 49.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 15.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.8% (2017)

Test scores for admission:


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 57.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 37.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 24.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 18.5% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 24.6%
Black: 18.1%
Hispanic: 17.1%
Asian: 21.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1.7%
2+ races: 7.5%
Non-resident alien: 4.1%
Unknown race: 5.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $15,719
In-State tuition: $4,344
Out-of-State tuition: $4,813

Estimated books and supplies: $942 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,420 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,774 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $11,274 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,774 (2022)

Average Family Income: $29,565 (2017)
Median Family Income: $18,708 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 20.7%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 2.0%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $9,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $101 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $7,376
$30k-48k $7,748
$48k-75k $8,661
$75k-110k $10,034
$110k+ $15,395

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 0%
6-year graduation rate: 36%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 92.5% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $9,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $5,647 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $6,093 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $7,002 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 47.7% (2015)
@3 year 56.4% (2017)
@5 year 72.2% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 22.4% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 27.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $42,826 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $46,981 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 8
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 7
Associate's Degree General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians. 19
Associate's Degree Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians. 10
Associate's Degree Graphic Communications. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Programming. 3
Associate's Degree Computer Programming. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Software and Media Applications. 3
Associate's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 2
Associate's Degree Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 17
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 14
Associate's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 4
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 15
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Culinary Arts and Related Services. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 104
Associate's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 16
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 12
Associate's Degree Teaching Assistants/Aides. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 13
Associate's Degree Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Legal Support Services. 9
Associate's Degree Legal Support Services. 8
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 709 $6,678 $70 $29,383 ($2,449) $46,237 ($3,853)
Associate's Degree Biology, General. 24
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 3
Associate's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 8
Associate's Degree Physical Sciences. 70
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 15
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Homeland Security. 13
Associate's Degree Homeland Security. 2
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Design and Applied Arts. 6
Associate's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Medical Administrative Services. 7
Associate's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 33
Associate's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 49 $7,197 $46,812 ($3,901) $41,572 ($3,464)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 24
Associate's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 21 $38,531 ($3,211)
Associate's Degree Health Aides/Attendants/Orderlies. 2
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 77 $13,000 $137 $75,155 ($6,263) $73,197 ($6,100)
Associate's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 98
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 12
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 13
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 8
Associate's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 9
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 13
Associate's Degree Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 1
Associate's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Hospitality Administration/Management. 38
Associate's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 40
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Resources Management and Services. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma International Business. 1
Associate's Degree International Business. 5


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $77,391
Full time faculty: 97%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 10.0

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