2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Highline College is $4,127 for Washington residents and $4,576 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees is $4,231 for Washington residents and $4,693 for out-of-state students.
The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 2.51% for Washington residents and increased by 2.55% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 3.01% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($4,476) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($9,524 - Public Associate's - Private For-profit 4-year Primarily Associate's).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$4,026 $4,462-
2019-2020$4,127$4,576$13,464
Change % 2019-20202.51%2.55%0.00%
2020-2021$4,231$4,693$13,464
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Highline College.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$85$85
2019-2020$87$87
2020-2021$89$89
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $32,100 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $40,900 for Highline College graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$32,100$36,300$29,500
7 Years After Graduation$33,800--
8 Years After Graduation$38,100--
9 Years After Graduation$37,000--
10 Years After Graduation$40,900$48,400$37,300

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees, we estimate 4-year tuition at Highline College for future and prospective students. For the students who were admitted in Fall 2020, the estimated 4-year tuition is $17,210 for Washington residents and $19,095 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$4,196$4,266$4,337$4,410$17,210
Out-of-State$4,654$4,733$4,813$4,895$19,095
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$4,266$4,337$4,410$4,484$17,497
Out-of-State$4,733$4,813$4,895$4,978$19,419
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$4,337$4,410$4,484$4,559$17,790
Out-of-State$4,813$4,895$4,978$5,063$19,749
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$4,410$4,484$4,559$4,635$18,087
Out-of-State$4,895$4,978$5,063$5,149$20,085
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$4,484$4,559$4,635$4,712$18,390
Out-of-State$4,978$5,063$5,149$5,236$20,426
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2020, the estimated 4-years COA is $80,558 for Washington residents and $82,443 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Highline College.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$19,690$19,986$20,268$20,555$80,558
Out-of-State$20,147$20,453$20,764$21,079$82,443
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$19,986$20,288$20,574$20,865$81,773
Out-of-State$20,453$20,764$21,079$21,399$83,695
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$20,288$20,594$20,884$21,179$83,007
Out-of-State$20,764$21,079$21,399$21,724$84,966
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$20,594$20,905$21,200$21,499$84,260
Out-of-State$21,079$21,399$21,724$22,055$86,257
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$20,905$21,220$21,519$21,823$85,532
Out-of-State$21,399$21,724$22,055$22,390$87,568
Last year, 33% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $58,938 for Washington residents and $60,823 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Highline College.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$14,285$14,581$14,863$15,150$58,938
Out-of-State$14,742$15,048$15,359$15,674$60,823
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$14,581$14,883$15,169$15,460$60,153
Out-of-State$15,048$15,359$15,674$15,994$62,075
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$14,883$15,189$15,479$15,774$61,387
Out-of-State$15,359$15,674$15,994$16,319$63,346
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$15,189$15,500$15,795$16,094$62,640
Out-of-State$15,674$15,994$16,319$16,650$64,637
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$15,500$15,815$16,114$16,418$63,912
Out-of-State$15,994$16,319$16,650$16,985$65,948

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Highline College.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Highline College 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$4,127$900$13,464$4,576$900 $13,464

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