Highline College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,269
2.41% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,472
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.14%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,310
53% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
32.1%
92 Graduates

About

Highline College is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Highline College were Computer & Information Systems Security (15 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (12 degrees), and Youth Services Administration (7 degrees).

In 2019, 1,622 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Highline College. 65.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (451 degrees), 1.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (243 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Highline College is $3,269, which is $−9,220 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Highline College is $3,269, which is $−9,220 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,472.

In 2019, 33% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 3% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,269
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Highline College was $3,269. The cost of tuition at Highline College is $−9,220 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$8,472
2019 Value
1.84%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Highline College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,472. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Highline College grew by 1.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,440
Room and Board
$870
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Highline College was of $10,440 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $870. The cost of room and board increased by 1.75% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.57% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

33%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
3%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

33% of undergraduate students at Highline College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.14%
2017 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Highline College was 9.14%, which represents 32 out of the 350 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Highline College has a total enrollment of 6,310 students. The full-time enrollment at Highline College is 3,345 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,965. This means that 53% of students enrolled at Highline College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Highline College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23.8% White, 16.1% Asian, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 14.3% Black or African American, 13% Two or More Races, 1.46% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.412% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Highline College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (14.2%), followed by White Male (9.9%) and Asian Female (9.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Highline College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,310 students. The full-time enrollment at Highline College is 3,345 and the part-time enrollment is 2,965. This means that 53% of students enrolled at Highline College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 N/A%. 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
  1. White
    1,500
  2. Asian
    1,015
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    929

The enrolled student population at Highline College is 23.8% White, 16.1% Asian, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 14.3% Black or African American, 13% Two or More Races, 1.46% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.412% 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 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 664 students (10.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 512 more women than men received degrees from Highline College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Highline College is white (451 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (243 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Highline College is Computer & Information Systems Security (15 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (12 degrees) and Youth Services Administration (7 degrees).

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 Communication Technologies (32 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (70 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (709 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highline College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,612,559 people), Accountants & auditors (1,004,954 people), Other managers (787,082 people), Secondary school teachers (570,501 people), and Financial managers (505,133 people).

The most specialized majors at Highline College are Communication Technologies (32 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (70 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (709 degrees), Education (136 degrees), and Business (258 degrees).

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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 Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Highline College are Communication Technologies (32 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (70 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (709 degrees), Education (136 degrees), and Business (258 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Highline College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,156,299 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (638,697 people), Computer Systems Design (532,035 people), Banking & related activities (503,863 people), and Insurance carriers (430,705 people).

The most specialized majors at Highline College are Communication Technologies (32 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (70 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (709 degrees), Education (136 degrees), and Business (258 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 7 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Highline College was Computer & Information Systems Security with 15 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

555
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,067
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 555 degrees were awarded to men at Highline College, which is 0.52 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,067).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 248 degrees were awarded to men at Highline College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.538 times less than the 461 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 461 degrees were awarded to women at Highline College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.86 times more than the 248 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Highline College is Female and Asian (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 5.43% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    451 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    243 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    200 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Highline College is white (451 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (243 degrees).

12.2% of degree recipients (198 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    286 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    165 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Highline College is white female (286 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (165 degrees).

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Operations

Highline College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $954k (NaNk%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Highline College had a total salary expenditure of $82.3M. Highline College employs 158 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Highline College are Female No academic ranks (96), Male No academic ranks(62), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Highline College are: Management, with 120 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 49 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Highline College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Highline College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.64M - Federal
  2. $5.84M - State
  3. $13.6M - Local

As of 2019, Highline College received $1.64M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.84M from state grants and contracts, and $13.6M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$40.2M
2019 Salaries
7.69%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Highline College paid a median of $40.2M in salaries, which represents 48.8% of their overall expenditure ($82.3M) and a 7.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.73% growth from 2017 and a 5.08% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.2M
Instructional Salaries
158
Number of Employees

In 2019, Highline College paid a total of $11.2M to 158 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
158 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
120 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Highline College were No academic rank with 158 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Highline College were Management with 120 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Highline College was Female No academic rank with 96 employees, Male No academic rank with 62 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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