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About Us

Highline College is a place where faculty and students teach and learn from each other in the emerging global community. It's a place to develop new friendships, and be involved in academic, athletic, cultural and social activities.

It's a place for you.

Where We Are
Highline's main campus is located in Des Moines, Washington, just 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle. The 80-acre campus overlooks the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Who We Are
Founded in 1961, Highline is an accredited public, two-year community college. With approximately 10,000 students, it is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the state of Washington.

Why Highline?

  • Low tuition - half of university
  • Easy transfer to a four-year university
  • Small class sizes (20-35 students)
  • Accessible faculty
  • Fun activities for students
  • Kaplan International English on campus
  • Homestay and shared housing in apartments and houses available for students
  • Excellent support services for international students

Application Brochure
Download a .pdf of the International Student Programs application brochure (8 MB).  You'll find information about housing, tuition, scholarships, deadlines and how to apply, as well as our application form.




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