Founded in 1961, Highline College is one of the internationally recognized premier community and technical colleges in Washington. The institute is a renowned name in the US Education System with the Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges twice in 2014 and 2016 and the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for four consecutive years from 2013 to 2016.
Besides offering a comprehensive range of community college programs, the institute also includes applied bachelor’s degrees in its course curricula. The college has a total student enrollment of 10,356, over 600 of which is represented by international candidates from different corners of the world.
Admissions at Highline College are available in the 3 seasonal intakes of Fall, Summer and Spring and do not follow any fixed application deadlines. The institute also requires a nonrefundable application fee of 54 USD from its applicants. It is one of the least selective colleges for studying in the USA that has a very high acceptance rate and enrolls almost any candidate with a decent overall profile.
The institute has been ranked at following positions:
|Location||Des Moines, Washington|
|Application Fee||54 USD|
|Application Season||Fall, Summer and Spring|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as grants, awards and scholarships|
|Admission Helpdesk||206 592-3181, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Retention Rate||76.00%|
Application Portal: Apply using the Online Application or Download the application form and send it via email.
Application Fee: 54 USD
Application Deadline: No application deadlines. Admissions available in Fall, Summer and Spring
Basic Admission Requirements
For the prospective candidates applying at the institute in the upcoming session, anestimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.
|Budget Item||2020-2021 Academic Year (USD)|
|Tuition||Associate & Certificate Programs- 10,700|
Bachelor of Applied Science- 20,700
|Room and Board||3,100|
Full-time international students with strong academic records are eligible for scholarship. Students may apply for multiple scholarships in a quarter but they will receive only one scholarship for the given period.
For the year 2018-2019, the total funding received by Highline was 70.8 USD million. Scholarship deadlines are as follows:
Various types of studentships available for international students include:
|Names||Amount (USD)||Credit completed||GPA|
|Engagement Scholarship||1,000||12||Minimum 3.2|
|Academic Scholarship||2,000||36||Minimum 3.6|
The institute also offers various other types of financial aid which are as compiled below.
|Names||Average amount received (USD)|
Alumni of the college get benefits like discounted price for entry to sporting events and Highline bookstore, receive quarterly newsletter, access career coach and Highline library etc.
Some distinguished alumni are- Dr. Gene Sharratt working as the Executive director at the Washington Student Achievement Council, Junki Yoshida, CEO of Yoshida Group famous author Linda Yoshida.
The institute arranges local job fairs and events to connect students with recruiters. Students and alumni can also use MyInterfase to search over 12,000 jobs.
According to 2011-12 data, around 76% of students got a job within 9 months after completing a prof-tech course from the institute.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$20,700 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||4 : 1|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$20,700 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$840 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$10,260 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,450 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$3,352 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,390 / Year|
|Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary