Highline College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,527
2.38% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$11,072
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
4,684
54.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40%
177 Graduates

About

Highline College is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Highline College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (509 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (78 degrees), and General Business (56 degrees).

In 2022, 1,145 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Highline College. 67.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (337 degrees), 1.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (226 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Highline College is $3,527, which is $−8,437 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Highline College is $3,527, which is $−8,437 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,072.

In 2022, 46% of undergraduate students attending Highline College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,527
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Highline College was $3,527. The cost of tuition at Highline College is $−8,437 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$11,072
2022 Value
12%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Highline College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,072. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Highline College grew by 12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,847
Room and Board
$942
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Highline College was of $10,847 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.846% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $942. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Highline College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 27.8% with respect to 2021, when 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Highline College had a total enrollment of 4,684 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Highline College is 2,570 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,114. This means that 54.9% of students enrolled at Highline College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Highline College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24.8% White, 20.6% Asian, 19.1% Black or African American, 18.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.41% Two or More Races, 1.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.299% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Highline College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (15.6%), followed by Asian Female (12%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Highline College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,684 students. The full-time enrollment at Highline College is 2,570 and the part-time enrollment is 2,114. This means that 54.9% of students enrolled at Highline College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2014 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Highline College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Highline College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,161 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    966 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    895 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Highline College is 24.8% White, 20.6% Asian, 19.1% Black or African American, 18.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.41% Two or More Races, 1.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.299% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 148 students (3.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 403 more women than men received degrees from Highline College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Highline College is white (337 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (226 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Highline College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (509 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (78 degrees) and General Business (56 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Highline College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (509 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (36 degrees), and Communication Technologies (4 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highline College are Registered nurses (1,411,852 people), Physicians (174,313 people), Medical & health services managers (162,351 people), Other managers (151,530 people), and Pharmacists (147,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Highline College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (509 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (36 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Health (236 degrees), and Legal (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highline College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Highline College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (509 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (36 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Health (236 degrees), and Legal (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highline College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,572,676 people), Elementary & secondary schools (378,500 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (291,787 people), Outpatient care centers (258,081 people), and Offices of physicians (237,290 people).

The most specialized majors at Highline College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (509 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (36 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Health (236 degrees), and Legal (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Highline College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 509 degrees awarded
  2. 78 degrees awarded
  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Highline College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 509 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

371
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
774
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 371 degrees were awarded to men at Highline College, which is 0.479 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (774).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 177 degrees were awarded to men at Highline College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.533 times less than the 332 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 332 degrees were awarded to men at Highline College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.88 times more than the 177 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Highline College is Female and Asian (57.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 9.04% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    337 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    226 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    193 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Highline College is white (337 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (226 degrees).

5.76% of degree recipients (66 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    244 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    149 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    135 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Highline College is white female (244 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (149 degrees).

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Operations

Highline College employs 154 No academic ranks. Most academics at Highline College are Female No academic rank (95), and Male No academic rank (59).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Highline College are: Management, with 100 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.81M - Federal
  2. $8.33M - State
  3. $12.9M - Local

As of 2022, Highline College received $1.81M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.33M from state grants and contracts, and $12.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$41.3M
2022 Salaries
7.65%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Highline College paid a median of $41.3M in salaries, a 7.65% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.8M
Instructional Salaries
154
Number of Employees

In 2022, Highline College paid a total of $12.8M to 154 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
154 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
100 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Highline College was No academic rank with 154 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Highline College were Management with 100 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Highline College was Female No academic rank with 95 employees, and Male No academic rank with 59 employees.

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