2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$9,882

Net Price

%

Admitted

%

Enrolled

%

Graduation Rate

10/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Highline College

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 4,951. In 2021, there were 0 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Associate Degree

Psychology Graduates

0

Total Enrollment

4,951

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Highline College offers Mental Health Counseling at the associate degree level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021AS
Mental Health Counseling3
Total Graduates3
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 0 students applied to the Highline College. The university admitted % and % of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Washington universities is 8,323. On average, all Washington institutions admit 84% and 25% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Highline College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is %. Compared to all Washington four or more years colleges, the percentage is 79%.

The overall graduation rate for Highline College is %, compared to 64% for all Washington universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare Highline to Washington Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Highline College to the average of all Washington four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

Highline

0

Applicants

%

Percent Admitted

%

Percent Enrolled

%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

%

Graduation Rate

WA Colleges

8,323

Applicants

84%

Percent Admitted

25%

Percent Enrolled

79%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

64%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 157 or 41% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 226 or 59% part-time faculty members employed at Highline College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 156 or 41%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

Highline

10 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

41%

Percent Full-Time

59%

Percent Part-Time

41%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

WA Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

49%

Percent Full-Time

51%

Percent Part-Time

47%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Highline College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $3,445, and the average cost for books and supplies is $942.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $0 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Highline College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Highline College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,420
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,774
Total Living Expenses$14,194
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$3,445
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$942
Total Undergraduate Expenses$18,581
In-State, Graduate Tuition$0
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$0
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Highline College is $9,882. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The 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.

Compare Highline College to all Washington universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

Highline

$18,581

Cost to Attend

$5,679

Average Financial Aid

38%

Percent Receiving Aid

$9,882

Net Price

WA Colleges

$36,045

Cost to Attend

$15,226

Average Financial Aid

80%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,576

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 159 or 38%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,097 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $5,679.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,097$5,679
Pell Grants1,209$4,113
Federal Student Loans115$4,885
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Highline College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

Highline

2,097

Grant or Scholarship Aid

61%

Grants or Scholarships

1,209

Number of Pell Grants

35%

Pell Grants

115

Federal Student Loans

3%

Federal Student Loans

WA Colleges

3,187

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

1,312

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

1,511

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

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