Highline College graduates 1,300+ students with degrees, diplomas and more

While Highline College graduates would typically pack the ShoWare Center for the spring graduation ceremony, 2020 was a little different. Graduation started with students picking up their diploma covers on campus at a safe distance. Then, graduates students were greeted by faculty and staff honking their horns as they drove through the Diploma Drive-Thru event. President John Mosby personally congratulated each graduate while presenting them their diploma cover.

In June, approximately 1,388 students graduated from Highline College with a variety of degrees, diplomas and more. As is typical at other colleges and universities, students at Highline apply to graduate before all coursework has been completed. The college expects to award the following credentials for the 2019–20 academic year:

  • 1,659: total number of credentials (degrees, certificates and diplomas); some students earned more than one credential
  • 1,143: two-year degrees, including 674 associate of arts degrees, 169 associate of science, and 300 associate of applied science degrees
  • 76: applied bachelor’s degrees
  • 170: high school diplomas
  • 37: GED diplomas

Families came together to watch the virtual Commencement from the comfort of their homes. Read the highlights from the event on the Highline College website.

A version of this article originally appeared on the Highline College website.