Highline Community College

Highline Community College

The first community college in King County, Highline had 15 instructors greeting its first 385 students in 1961. Now with more than 15,000 students and 350,000 alumni, Highline is one of the state’s largest institutions and one of 34 community and technical colleges in the state of Washington. Starting in the fall 2014, Highline will begin four Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs. Classes are also offered at the Marine Science and Technology (Mast) Center at Redondo Beach and additional service-area locations such as Burien and White Center.


Now located on a tree-filled 80-acre hilltop overlooking beautiful Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Highline’s location is unrivaled in the Pacific Northwest, 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle.


The college itself is accredited by the Commission on Colleges and Universities of the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities.

The Nursing program is accredited by National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.

The Respiratory Care program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment

Why Highline Community College?

  • You will enjoy a vibrant, diverse environment at Highline College.
  • You will be surrounded by people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures, who took different paths to get here.
  • Our college is the perfect place to start if you want to earn a four-year degree, find a new career or expand your skills.

For a more comprehensive up-to date list of courses and information, please feel free to contact us

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