Highline College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,123
2.19% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$8,704
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
11.8%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
6,824
56.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
29.6%
131 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 Youth Services Administration (9 degrees awarded), Computer & Information Systems Security (8 degrees), and International Business, Trade, & Commerce (3 degrees).

In 2017, 1,920 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Highline College. 68.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (566 degrees), 1.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (289 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Highline College is $3,123, which is $-9,767 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Highline College is $3,123, which is $-9,767 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,704.

In 2017, 31% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 5% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,123
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Highline College was $3,123. The cost of tuition at Highline College is $-9,767 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$8,704
2017 Value
12.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Highline College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,704. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Highline College grew by 12.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,140
Room and Board
$825
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Highline College was of $10,140 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board increased by 3.68% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

31%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
5%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

31% of undergraduate students at Highline College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 6.06% with respect to 2016, 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.
11.8%
2016 Default Rate
49
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Highline College was 11.8%, which represents 49 out of the 415 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 6,824 students. The full-time enrollment at Highline College is 3,844 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,980. This means that 56.3% of students enrolled at Highline College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Highline College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26.8% White, 15.5% Asian, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 11.6% Black or African American, 11.5% Two or More Races, 1.23% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.454% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Highline College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (15.2%), followed by White Male (11.4%) and Asian Female (8.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Highline College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,824 students. The full-time enrollment at Highline College is 3,844 and the part-time enrollment is 2,980. This means that 56.3% of students enrolled at Highline College are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% 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 (64%), 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
    1,826
  2. Asian
    1,060
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    956

The enrolled student population at Highline College is 26.8% White, 15.5% Asian, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 11.6% Black or African American, 11.5% Two or More Races, 1.23% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.454% 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 46.1% White, 24.4% 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, 707 students (10.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 712 more women than men received degrees from Highline College. The majority of degree recipients at Highline College are white (566 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (289 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Highline College is Youth Services Administration (9 degrees awarded), followed by Computer & Information Systems Security (8 degrees) and International Business, Trade, & Commerce (3 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 Library Science (8 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (673 degrees), and Communication Technologies (18 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,305,491 people), Physicians (169,952 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (150,329 people), Medical & health services managers (143,889 people), and Pharmacists (141,321 people).

The most specialized majors at Highline College are Library Science (8 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (673 degrees), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (40 degrees), and Health (534 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 Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Highline College are Library Science (8 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (673 degrees), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (40 degrees), and Health (534 degrees).

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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 (1,485,940 people), Elementary & secondary schools (360,083 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (286,380 people), Offices of physicians (219,768 people), and Outpatient care centers (206,705 people).

The most specialized majors at Highline College are Library Science (8 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (673 degrees), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (40 degrees), and Health (534 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. 9 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 8 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 3 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Highline College was Youth Services Administration with 9 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 604
  2. 1,316

In 2017, 604 degrees were awarded to men at Highline College, which is 0.459 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,316).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 253 degrees were awarded to men at Highline College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.602 times less than the 420 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 420 degrees were awarded to women at Highline College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.66 times more than the 253 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 (62.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Highline College is Female and Asian (62.1% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 6.11% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    566 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    289 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    277 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Highline College is white (566 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (289 degrees).

15.1% of degree recipients (289 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    369 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    197 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    178 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Highline College is white female (369 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (197 degrees).

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Operations

Highline College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $208k (NaNk%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Highline College had a total salary expenditure of $79.3M. Highline College employs 143 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Highline College are Female No academic ranks (76), Male No academic ranks(67), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Highline College are: Management, with 87 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 49 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

Highline College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 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. $1.54M - Federal
  2. $2.2M - State
  3. $11.2M - Local

As of 2017, Highline College received $1.54M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.2M from state grants and contracts, and $11.2M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$35.3M
2017 Salaries
5.08%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Highline College paid a median of $35.3M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($79.3M) and a 5.08% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.37% growth from 2015 and a 5.17% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.54M
Instructional Salaries
143
Number of Employees

In 2017, Highline College paid a total of $9.54M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.15M (29.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
143 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
87 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Highline College were No academic rank with 143 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Highline College were Management with 87 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Highline College was Female No academic rank with 76 employees, Male No academic rank with 67 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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