Highline Community College: Narrative Description

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2400 S. 240th St.
PO Box 98000
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800
Tel: (206)878-3710
Fax: (206)870-3782
Web Site: http://www.highline.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 81-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Total enrollment: 6,372. 3,933 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,229 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 3,143 students, 69% women, 31% men. 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 11% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 52% 25 or older. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, nursing programs. Placement: ACT COMPASS recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2313 full-time, $69.35 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7521 full-time, $241.05 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time, $2.50 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Crusade for Christ, Phi Theta Kappa, International Club, Respiratory Care. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Highline Community College Library with 57,678 books, 585 serials, and an OPAC. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Overlooking the Puget Sound, Des Moines is a suburb of Seattle, approximately 15 miles from the heart of downtown. (See Seattle University.) The community has all the advantages of a small town, and yet is easily accessible to all the cultural, recreational, and civic opportunities of the neighboring community.

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