• Highline College

University Overview

Highline College is a public college in Des Moines, Washington. Highline was founded in 1961 as the first community college in King County, Washington. The main campus covers 80 acres. As of 2015, there were approximately 17,000 students and 350,000 alumni of the college.


Location State City
Washington DC

Other Campus Location


QS Global Rank: 0

Times Higher Education Rank: 0

University Feature

·         The college is in Des Moines, WA

·         10 minutes from Sea-Tac International Airport

·         Highline College is a public 2 and 4 year institution

·         Founded in 1961

·         150 languages spoken on campus

·         Beautiful campus overlooking Puget Sound waterway

·         The most diverse community college in the US

·         10,000 students out of which 600 are international students from China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Nepal, France, Tunisia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Canada, Russia, etc.

·         Highline is affordable: Tuition- $10,700, Living Expense- $9,300, Total: $20,000 per academic year. Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs have a different fee structure



·         Low cost of tuition

·         Small classes (20-30 students)

·         Personalized attention

·         Wide variety of academic programs- many that can be competed in 2 years or less

·         Transfer to excellent 4 year universities or complete a bachelor’s degree at Highline

·         Students can work on campus

·         Students can pursue STEM, CPT, OPT, and unpaid internships

University Intakes

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Scholarship and Funding

Merits based.