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America's Ministry Leadership University

Highlands College immerses you in the education, real-world ministry training, and community designed for you to make an eternal impact. Take your next step and join leaders called, transformed, and sent to fulfill the Great Commission.

Our Four Pillars

At Highlands College, students receive a comprehensive education. Our four-pillar model—Academic Instruction, Ministry Training, Character Formation, and Spiritual Development—shapes students’ intellect, competence, and character to lead the local church and fulfill the Great Commission.

Our Vision

To educate, equip, and empower leaders in a ministry academy model, applying leading-edge methods in world-class facilities where students launch into their calling to expand the Kingdom of God.

Our Mission

Highlands College is a biblical higher education institution that exists to supply the Church with leaders of competence, character, and spiritual maturity, holistically trained to lead lives of eternal impact by fulfilling the Great Commission.

Discover Highlands College

Every student is immersed in an exceptional educational environment, intentional experiences, and a dedicated community of experts to equip them for eternal impact. Learn about the degrees and programs available to you.

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Join us for an upcoming Discovery Day to experience life as a Highlands College student alongside other prospective students and their families. Or schedule a Campus Visit for a personalized Highlands College experience for you and your family.

What Graduates Are Saying

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“Highlands College prepared me for leadership by teaching me the values of being a servant, humility, honor, and hard work. I look back at distinguishing moments as a student when my professors and pastors intentionally reaffirmed my calling. I didn't always know it then, but my “why” was developed at Highlands College.”
— Ayrika Sonnier, Soma Church, Class of 2023
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“So many principles I learned at Highlands College are a part of my everyday life. Two of the biggest lessons were preparing a message and having a high standard of excellence. Being able to prepare a message comes with such ease now, thanks to my student experience, and I constantly find myself in our lobby looking for ways to make everything look and feel better when we host student services.”
— Landon Dial, Word of Life Church, Class of 2023
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“One of the most practical lessons that prepared me to step into a new season was from my very first semester: "People don't remember what you say; they remember how you make them feel." It reminds me that I can help people know Jesus by the way that I treat them. They will see Him in me, and He will reveal Himself to them.”
— Brooke Davis, Christ's Church of the Valley, Class of 2023
“Highlands College helped prepare us to disciple and love people well. We learned how to be more intentional with people in our everyday lives.”
— Joel & Kat Matheny, Church of the Pines, Class of 2021
“Highlands College accelerated my development in ministry and gave me the necessary tools to steward a genuine relationship with God and a love for his Church.”
— Kasmir Boyd, The City Church, Class of 2021
“Through my time in ministry, I have learned to return to what we learned during our time at Highlands College. Don't give up. Keep pressing into God. Don't go at it alone.”
— Tiana Gray, Heartland Church, Class of 2020
Chancellor Chris Hodges

“Our dream is not only that you would come but that you would be sent.”

— Chancellor Chris Hodges

Over 1,200 students trained by HC have been launched into 343 churches and ministries across 34 states, the District of Columbia, 1 US territory, and 18 countries.

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