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IPEDS ID: 235431
OPE ID: 00378100
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Highline College
2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800
General information:  (206) 878-3710
Website:  www.highline.edu
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  6,530 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty166220
Instructional166220
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$3,846$3,851$3,936$4,0262.3%
Out-of-state$4,253$4,265$4,358$4,4622.4%
Books and supplies$1,050$825$840$8703.6%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,780$10,140$10,260$10,4401.8%
Other$3,210$3,411$3,450$3,5101.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,600$3,352$3,390$3,5103.5%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
Off Campus$17,886$18,227$18,486$18,8461.9%
Off Campus with Family$8,496$8,028$8,166$8,4062.9%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$18,293$18,641$18,908$19,2822.0%
Off Campus with Family$8,903$8,442$8,588$8,8423.0%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid121048%————
Grant or scholarship aid20046%$1,196,683$5,983
Federal grants12829%$567,267$4,432
Pell grants12228%$524,997$4,303
Other federal grants399%$42,270$1,084
State/local government grant or scholarships13631%$471,449$3,467
Institutional grants or scholarships11526%$157,967$1,374
Student loan aid184%$96,842$5,380
Federal student loans184%$96,842$5,380
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,226$12,030,896$5,405
Pell grants1,431$5,605,091$3,917
Federal student loans293$1,780,877$6,078
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$7,746$8,704$8,319
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$5,859$6,274$5,856
$30,001 – $48,000$6,284$8,215$6,682
$48,001 – $75,000$8,984$9,450$9,858
$75,001 – $110,000$13,771$11,017$12,489
$110,001 and more$13,771$13,627$13,853
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)6,530
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment319
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 56%
Part-time: 44%Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 16%
Black or African American: 12%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 26%
Two or more races: 12%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 69%
25 and over: 31%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 98%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 15%
Enrolled in some distance education: 24%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 61%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 26 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 32%
Transfer-out rate: 20%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 28%
Female: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 51%
Black or African American: 12%
Hispanic/Latino: 20%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 33%
White: 39%
Two or more races: 22%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 29%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 29%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 7%
Received an Associate's degree: 30%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 15%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 43%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 18%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 44%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 14%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 45%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 45%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 45%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 33%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 42%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 31%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Landscaping and Groundskeeping--1
Category total--1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General17--
Category total17--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping9-18
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0-20
Business Administration and Management, General13--
Business/Commerce, General101--
Customer Service Management--6
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation--1
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce0--
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services--12
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management23-9
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--0
International Business/Trade/Commerce579
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management--0
Office Management and Supervision10--
Retail Management--1
Retailing and Retail Operations1--
Small Business Administration/Management1-4
Tourism and Travel Services Management--32
Category total1637112
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects4-0
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other15-3
Category total19-3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance4196
Computer Graphics--1
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification--7
Computer Programming/Programmer, General2-4
Computer Support Specialist--3
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications34-0
Network and System Administration/Administrator--14
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager0--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--4
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster--4
Category total401943
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching11-98
Teacher Assistant/Aide5--
Category total16-98
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician--3
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General5-3
Category total5-6
Health Professions and Related Programs
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling--12
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician--1
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant0-9
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder--5
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller--3
Medical/Clinical Assistant23-23
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other11-18
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor1--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide--92
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician--1
Polysomnography0-0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse81--
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant144-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling10--
Category total1404164
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration6--
Homeland Security--6
Security and Loss Prevention Services--0
Category total6-6
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal13-9
Category total13-9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies648--
Category total648--
Library Science
Library and Archives Assisting--0
Category total--0
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--4
Category total--4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management3-6
Category total3-6
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences58--
Category total58--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Youth Services/Administration-14-
Category total-14-
Visual and Performing Arts
Interior Design10-6
Category total10-6
Grand total1,13844458
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 249
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $3,037
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NWACMenWomen
Basketball1512
Golf4
Soccer2828
Softball12
Tennis6
Volleyball10
Wrestling16
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Northwest Commission on Colleges and UniversitiesAccredited since (12/01/1965)12/31/2015
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (06/01/1969)12/31/2016
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/148724.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape010
Fondling001
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery235
Aggravated assault000
Burglary011
Motor vehicle theft557
Arson002
  • For 2015, Line h was changed from 1 to 0 because further investigation proved that an incident did not meet the definition of Aggravated Assault. For 2015, Line i was changed from 2 to 1 because further investigation proved that an incident was not Burglary. For 2015, Line k was changed from 1 to 0 because further investigation proved that an incident was not Arson.
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate11.8%17.5%13.9%
Number in default498574
Number in repayment415485532
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)