Community colleges are a good financial choice. Even if you plan on earning a bachelor’s degree, beginning your education at a community college will save you thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.
You may qualify for reduced or free tuition and fees. Are you a veteran of the armed services or a child or spouse of a veteran? Are you a resident of the area and want to learn English? Or maybe you qualify in another way? Check Tuition Waivers for the full list of reduced tuition and tuition waivers.
Community colleges are a good financial choice, even for those who plan to earn a four-year degree.
Estimated annual tuition and fees*
Highline College: $4,923
Four-Year Public College: $12,200
Four-Year Private College: $51,300
*Estimated annual in-state, lower division tuition and fees for a student enrolled in 15 credits each term during the 2021–2022 academic year. Highline tuition is listed for the 2022-2023 year.