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HIGHLINE COLLEGE, DES MOINES, WASHINGTON

Des Moines, WashingtonLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1961Established Year
  17256Enrollment

Highline College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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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.

Rankings

The institute has been ranked at following positions:

  • It stood at #461 of 1,607 in the Best College Locations in America by NicHe rankings survey 2020.
  • In the category of Most Diverse Colleges in America, the institute grabbed the position of 547 of 1,583 institutes
  • It is also ranked as Most Conservative Colleges in America at #668 of 1,692 institutes by survey rankings 2020.

Highlights

TypePublic
Campus SettingSuburban
LocationDes Moines, Washington
Endowment43,700,000 USD
Application Fee54 USD
Application SeasonFall, Summer and Spring
Acceptance rate100%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as grants, awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdesk206 592-3181, sions@highline.edu
Student Retention Rate76.00%

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • The main campus of Highline College is located on an 80-acre land in the Pacific Northwest, in Des Moines, Washington. Another center, Marine Science and Technology Center (MaST) is located at Redondo Beach.
  • Training and employment is offered in arts, campus extracurricular programs, and student support services.
  • Student services include educational planning, personal counseling, financial aid, employment assistance, tutoring and others.
  • There are 40+ student clubs to choose from and be a part of at the institute
  • There is also a 3000 square foot Wellness Center.

Housing Facilities/Residence

  • The institute provides on-campus accommodation facilities where students are priced per quarter. The price includes water, garbage, sewer, electricity, and Wi-Fi.
  • 2- and 4- fully furnished bedroom apartments are available for students attending Highline College, Kaplan, and CWU Des Moines.
  • Private rooms are also available for the students you would like to not compromise on their privacy.
  • Apartments available at the institute are gender-specific.
  • No student under the age of 17 is allowed to live in Campus View.

Course

  • Highline College offers a plethora of courses for international students including over hundred professional-technical degrees and certificate courses.
  • These courses available are Associate degrees, applied associate degrees, high school diploma, pre-college courses, basic education, short-term training programs, continuing education and many more.
  • Prof-tech courses are very popular among international students as they increase professional opportunities.
  • The institute also provides Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in five emerging areas: Cybersecurity and Forensics, Respiratory Care, Global Trade and Logistics, Teaching and Early Learning, and Youth Development.
  • Honors programs are also available for transfer students, professional-technical students, and Bachelor of Applied Science students.

Highline College Application Process

How to apply?

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

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for admission
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency like TOEFL iBT- minimum 54, IELTS- 5.5 (no band score lower than 5.5) or equivalent.
  • GMAT/GRE scores for graduate applicants
  • Essay 
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Consent form
  • Bank statement
  • Proof of financial support
  • Copy of passport.

Highline College Cost of Attendance

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 Item2020-2021 Academic Year (USD)
TuitionAssociate & Certificate Programs- 10,700
Bachelor of Applied Science- 20,700
Room and Board3,100
Student Fees100
Health Insurance1170
Books1170
TravelVaries
Total16240-26240

Scholarships/Financial Aid

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:

  • Fall quarter- July 31
  • Winter quarter- October 31
  • Spring quarter- January 31

Various types of studentships available for international students include:

NamesAmount (USD)Credit completedGPA
Engagement Scholarship1,00012Minimum 3.2
Academic Scholarship2,00036Minimum 3.6

The institute also offers various other types of financial aid which are as compiled below.

NamesAverage amount received (USD)
Federal grants5,900
State grants3,400
Student loan5,300
Scholarship1,300
Work study1,000
Total16,900

Alumni Network

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.

Placements

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.

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Highline College Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population17256
FAFSA Code003781
Accreditation NWCCU
Average Cost of Attendance$20,700 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio4 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Attendance Cost

$20,700

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition 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
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
459027321858-
+1-206-8783710
TELEPHONE
2400 S. 240 St., Des Moines, WA 98198
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NEARBY THIS CAMPUS


Book Store

Highline College Bookstore0.14 Km
AHDW4.37 Km
Deana book4.6 Km
Page Turner Books5.05 Km
Alleluia Catholic Store5.18 Km
Unity of Kent5.5 Km
Hudson Booksellers6.1 Km
Elliott Bay Book Company6.29 Km
Barnes & Noble7.55 Km
Value Village7.63 Km
Half Price Books7.81 Km
Olga book7.88 Km
Action City Comics & Toys7.97 Km
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Bus Station

Highline College0.2 Km
Highline College Rdwy & S 240th St0.21 Km
S 240th St & 26th Pl S0.37 Km
Pacific Hwy S & S 240th St0.44 Km
S 240th St & 21st Ave S0.45 Km
S 240th St & 21st Ave S0.46 Km
Pacific Hwy S & S 240th St0.48 Km
Pacific Hwy S & S 240th St0.54 Km
Kent Des Moines Rd & 20th Ave S3.94 Km
Kent Des Moines Rd & 20th Ave S3.96 Km
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Hospital

Sea Mar Community Heal Center, Des Moines0.57 Km
Valley medical center0.7 Km
FIRST RESPONDER2.25 Km
USA Vascular Centers2.38 Km
Mona3.1 Km
DaVita Redondo Heights Dialysis3.55 Km
Humility Medical Staffing4.14 Km
MultiCare Family Medicine - Kent5.43 Km
DaVita Kent Dialysis Center5.83 Km
D R Verbois Co6.72 Km
Lotus Behavioral Health Llc6.74 Km
Care Plus Medical Center7 Km
Planned Parenthood - Kent Valley Health Center7.29 Km
Renton Pediatric Associates7.51 Km
Concerto Health7.71 Km
Benson Heights Rehabilitation Center7.83 Km
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Restaurant

Subway0.65 Km
Anthony's HomePort Des Moines2.26 Km
Salty's at Redondo Beach4.67 Km
Silver Dollar Casino Seatac4.7 Km
Ram Restaurant & Brewery5.04 Km
Chipotle Mexican Grill5.04 Km
Verrazanos Italian Restaurant5.16 Km
Sharps RoastHouse5.47 Km
Copperleaf Restaurant5.57 Km
Cedarbrook Lodge5.57 Km
Subway Restaurants5.59 Km
13 Coins SeaTac5.93 Km
Alki Bakery6.06 Km
Claim Jumper Restaurants6.7 Km
Punjab Sweets7.43 Km
Chuck E. Cheese7.66 Km
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Super Market

West Hill Market1.43 Km
Grocery Outlet Bargain Market2.32 Km
John West Foods Ltd3.45 Km
Home Storage Center and Bishops' Storehouse3.68 Km
Hong Kong Market5.45 Km
La Huerta Mexican & Latin Market5.48 Km
Jerryz Ice Palace5.66 Km
WinCo Foods6.89 Km
Tom's Finer Foods7.08 Km
Lam's Seafood Asian Market7.41 Km
Walmart7.41 Km
H Mart7.44 Km
Save U More Grocery Super Market7.56 Km
Asian Planet Supermarket7.58 Km
Trader Joe's7.95 Km
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Shopping Mall

Marine View Plaza2.71 Km
Redondo Square3.33 Km
meeker square4.04 Km
Crossgate Shopping Center4.22 Km
Cumberland industrial center4.42 Km
REI 240 Andover Park W4.98 Km
From college store5.11 Km
Gnodtico5.94 Km
212TH PLAZA6.19 Km
Manhattan Village6.49 Km
Continental Mills6.76 Km
Park Place Shopping Center7.05 Km
Parkway Super Center7.17 Km
America's Best7.37 Km
Hillside Plaza Shopping Center7.47 Km
Southcenter Square7.52 Km
Middleton's Enterprises7.72 Km
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Airport

Boeing-Kent Heliport4.58 Km
International Airport Center5.03 Km
Signature Flight Support SEA - Seattle-Tacoma Int'l Airport5.78 Km
International Arrivals Facility6.08 Km
Kent Benaroya Heliport6.12 Km
Sea-Tac Airport Parking Garage6.16 Km
SeaTac airport6.74 Km
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport6.92 Km
Tukwila Operations Center Heliport6.99 Km
Worldwide Flight Services7.48 Km
Emirates Cargo7.9 Km
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Train Station

Kent Station5.2 Km
Sound Transit6.4 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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