Highline College

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Highline College is an accredited college in Des Moines, Washington that offers comprehensive community college programs as well as applied bachelor’s degrees. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

General Information

Admission Office

2400 South 240th Street

PO Box 98000

Des Moines, WA 98198-9800

(206) 878-3710

Fax: (206) 870-3782

Contact: Laura Westergard

Assistant Registrar
Main Address

PO Box 98000, MS 1-1

Des Moines, WA 98198-9800

(206) 878-3710


Total undergrads: 6,165

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 644

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,424


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $24

Admissions Policies/Requirements

School achievement record considered for health programs. College and work experience also considered for nursing.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Arts – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Multimedia A
Music – General A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Fashion Merchandising A
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A
International Business A
Office Clerical Services A,C
Sales and Distribution A
Travel/Tourism Management A,C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A
Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A


Education – General A
Teacher Assistance A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A
Manufacturing Technologies A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A
Foods/Nutrition Studies A

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General A
French A
German A
Linguistics A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance A
Health System Administration A
Medical Assistance A
Medical Transcription A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Public Health A
Respiratory Therapy A


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science

Library Assistance A


Mathematics – General A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A

Physical Sciences

Astronomy A
Geology A


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A

Social Sciences

Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Transportation & Materials Moving
Air Transportation A,C
Transportation & Materials Moving – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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