2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Highline College is $4,231 for Washington residents and $4,691 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees is $4,338 for Washington residents and $4,809 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 2.52% for Washington residents and increased by 2.51% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 4.69% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 3.13% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($4,529) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($9,702 - Public Associate's - Private For-profit 4-year Primarily Associate's).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$4,127 $4,576$13,464
2020-2021$4,231$4,691$14,096
Change % 2020-20212.52%2.51%4.69%
2021-2022$4,338$4,809$14,758
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 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 (2020-2021)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2019-2020$87$87
2020-2021$89$89
2021-2022$91$91
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

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Highline College?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $17,674 for Washington residents and $19,611 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. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$4,305$4,380$4,456$4,534$17,674
Out-of-State$4,774$4,859$4,945$5,033$19,611
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$4,380$4,456$4,534$4,613$17,983
Out-of-State$4,859$4,945$5,033$5,122$19,959
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$4,456$4,534$4,613$4,693$18,296
Out-of-State$4,945$5,033$5,122$5,213$20,314
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$4,534$4,613$4,693$4,775$18,615
Out-of-State$5,033$5,122$5,213$5,306$20,674
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$4,613$4,693$4,775$4,858$18,939
Out-of-State$5,122$5,213$5,306$5,400$21,041
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 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $83,732 for Washington residents and $85,669 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 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$20,355$20,736$21,100$21,471$83,732
Out-of-State$20,824$21,215$21,613$22,018$85,669
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$20,736$21,123$21,495$21,872$85,299
Out-of-State$21,215$21,613$22,018$22,431$87,276
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$21,123$21,519$21,897$22,281$86,895
Out-of-State$21,613$22,018$22,431$22,852$88,913
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$21,519$21,921$22,306$22,698$88,521
Out-of-State$22,018$22,431$22,852$23,280$90,580
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$21,921$22,332$22,724$23,123$90,178
Out-of-State$22,431$22,852$23,280$23,717$92,279
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 $62,112 for Washington residents and $64,049 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 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$14,950$15,331$15,695$16,066$62,112
Out-of-State$15,419$15,810$16,208$16,613$64,049
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$15,331$15,718$16,090$16,467$63,679
Out-of-State$15,810$16,208$16,613$17,026$65,656
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$15,718$16,114$16,492$16,876$65,275
Out-of-State$16,208$16,613$17,026$17,447$67,293
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$16,114$16,516$16,901$17,293$66,901
Out-of-State$16,613$17,026$17,447$17,875$68,960
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$16,516$16,927$17,319$17,718$68,558
Out-of-State$17,026$17,447$17,875$18,312$70,659

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 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 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$4,231$930$14,096$4,691$930 $14,096

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