Highline College

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Welcome to Highline College! Washington state’s most diverse college and the 5th most diverse college in the entire United States! Highline College is valued as the educational crossroads where dreams are shaped, communities created and excellence achieved. With over 150 languages spoken and even more communities represented, there is a community for everyone here. We are located in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, which is home to renowned national parks, a stunning coastline and peninsula, a rainforest, the North Cascade mountains and so much more!

Highline offers vast array of programs and majors and is a regionally accredited institution, the gold standard in assessing quality institutions in America. Highline offers 2-year degrees, high school diplomas, 4-year degrees, short term programs, certificate programs and even pre master’s prep courses. With a 17:1 student to teacher ratio, our learning environments promote engagement and critical thinking. This aids in preparing our students for successful transfer to prestigious universities around the U.S. and abroad.

Founded in 1961, Highline celebrates over 60 years of higher education and maintains it’s primary focus – its commitment to serving our incredible students. To date Highline has well over 350,000 successful graduates and counting. International students represent over 50 countries from around the world and add to the beautiful diversity at Highline.

Many opportunities exist for students at Highline and a passionate group of staff and faculty are waiting to serve them. With over 100 years of combined experience serving international students, the International Student Programs department are prepared to help you succeed. 

As a public institution of higher education serving a diverse community in a multicultural world and global economy, Highline College promotes student engagement, learning, and achievement, integrates diversity and globalism throughout the college, sustains relationships within its communities, and practices sustainability in human resources, operations, and teaching and learning.

Unique Selling Point

Top 10 reasons to choose Highline College:

<li 'color:#212529;background:white'="">Award-winning college <li 'color:#212529;background:white'="">Individual advising to help you meet your goals <li 'color:#212529;background:white'="">New on campus student housing <li 'color:#212529;background:white'="">University Transfer Pathways with many four-year university partners <li 'color:#212529;background:white'="">Over 120 programs, certificates and degrees and still growing <li 'color:#212529;background:white'="">U.S. high school diploma awarded after completing a 2-year degree with no additional requirements. <li 'color:#212529;background:white'="">Active student life with many activities, programming, communities and leadership opportunities <li 'color:#212529;background:white'="">Beautiful location just next to Seattle and the Puget Sound waterway <li 'color:#212529;background:white'="">Internship &, scholarships opportunities <li 'color:#212529;background:white'="">The most diverse college in the state of Washington, providing a community for every student from across the globe






Highline College

Highline College

2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198


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