Diversity and Commitment to Excellence

Today, Highline College is nationally and internationally recognized as a premier community college, a reputation earned through the development of an institutional culture that values innovation, globalization of curriculum, and community participation. The college serves approximately 17,000 students and 350,000 alumni, making it one of the state’s largest institutions of higher education. The main campus is located in Des Moines and the College’s Marine Science and Technology Center is located several miles south at a pier in the heart of the Redondo area. Highline serves the residents of three school districts-Federal Way, Highline, and Tukwila. Students from Seattle, Tacoma, and other communities are also drawn to Highline for its diversity and commitment to excellence.