Higher education with a higher calling

Combining a rigorous academic curriculum with practical, hands-on ministry training working alongside today’s church leaders, Highlands College prepares students to become the leaders of tomorrow by training students holistically in academic instruction, character formation, ministry training, and spiritual development. More than a traditional Bible college, Highlands College offers tailored concentrations in a variety of ministry interests so students can discover their unique calling and graduate educated, qualified, and confident in their ability to lead a life of eternal impact.

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Our Four Pillars

How we educate and equip our students for their God-given purpose.

Academic Instruction

Ministry Training

Character Formation

Spiritual Development

Discover the more you were created for.

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Holistic Training for Ministry Leaders

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Extended Education for Adult Learners

Why Us?

Your success is 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.

74% Graduation Rate

Quantified by the 2020 cohort, first time freshmen

85% Retention Rate

Quantified by the class of Fall 2022 to Fall 2023

89% Employed in ministry, pursuing further education, or serving in ministry 

Based on a survey of recent graduates, 633 respondents

80% Satisfaction Rate

Four-year average compared to 70% for ABHE schools, 65% for two-year colleges, and 59% for other four-year private colleges.

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Latest News & Events

Mar 14

Discovery Day

Discovery Day is a highly informative and engaging way to learn more about Highlands College. Join us to experience a full day with other prospective students and their families as you experience how we educate, equip, and empower students to lead lives of eternal impact.

Apr 13

Half Marathon & 10K

The annual Half Marathon & 10K hosted by Highlands College is a celebration of exceeding personal records and our running community in central Alabama. Join us on Saturday, April 13, to start strong and finish better than you started at Black Creek Park in Fultondale, AL.

Apr 16

Preview Night

Discover what Highlands College Evening is, get your questions answered, and experience what a night as a Highlands College Evening student is like!