OUR VISION

 

Our vision is to create a ministry academy model, applying leading-edge methods in world-class facilities, where students graduate debt-free – educated, equipped, and empowered to expand the Kingdom of God in a complex and changing world.

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.

A Brief History of Highlands College

STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Graduates are known for their commitment to…

The Authority of Scripture. as evidenced by the knowledge, interpretation, and integration of the Scripture, and the possession of a biblical worldview.

The Pursuit of a Christ-Centered Life, as evidenced by a personal devotional life with God,  godly character, a healthy, active lifestyle, and an investment in life-giving relationships.

The Passion of Life-Long Learning, as evidenced by the intentional pursuit of truth, and creative problem solving.

The Calling of Ministry Leadership, as evidenced by the discovery of and devotion to personal calling, and the development of leadership and vocational skills.

The Advancement of the Kingdom, as evidenced by service to the local and the global church, stewardship of time and resources, and commitment to finishing well.

INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES

Highlands College will…

deliver a premier biblical higher education.

provide excellent educational resources.

promote a life-giving environment based on biblical values.

champion a ministry leadership culture.

prepare students academically and experientially to live out their calling.

cultivate holistically healthy leaders.

steward finances to empower graduates for their future.

launch leaders who are committed to the mission of the Church.

2021 – 2022 Annualized Enrollment

919 Total Students Attended Highlands College and Highlands College Evening

 

371 Highlands College Students

2 Countries Represented

36 States Represented

46% Male / 54% Female Ratio

31% Diversity Representation

9 Denominations Represented

13 Students Per Academic Class

 

548 Highlands College Evening Students across Highlands College Campus and Church of the Highlands Campuses

 

 

Fast Facts

ABOUT HIGHLANDS COLLEGE

Degree Available

Associate of Arts Practical Ministry

8 Practicums (Specializations)

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Est. 2011

Highlands College and Highlands College Evening were established.

Mark A. Pettus

Serving as the President of Highlands College since 2011.

Luke 10:2

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.”

Missional verse of Highlands College

Located in Birmingham, Alabama

In the heart of Alabama, in the vibrant, innovative, historically and culturally rich city of Birmingham, is home to Highlands College.

Highlands College Evening is centrally located on-campus in Birmingham in addition to 9 remote campus sites.

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“We’ll never stop championing the destiny that God has placed inside our students.”

 Mark Pettus
Highlands College President

The Future of Highlands College

JOIN THE MISSION

Together, we can change the world through the next generation of ministry leaders.

Join thousands of others that fund the God-given vision of Highlands College as part of The Eternal Impact Campaign. There are a variety of ways you can get involved.

THE BEST IS YET TO COME

God has blessed every moment that has brought us to this place, but some of the hallmarks of our vision still lie ahead. With God’s favor and the generosity of our supporters, we will continue building an increasingly innovative biblical higher education institution.

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Highlands College, Alabama, will be hosting a comprehensive accreditation visit by a team of evaluators from the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) September 27-29, 2022, to determine its compliance with the standards for accreditation. During the visit, representatives of the ABHE team will entertain comments from the public. Any members of the public interested in making a presentation regarding the College to the team should contact the College at the following telephone number, 205-963-6900 or email address, info@highlandscollege.com, to determine a meeting time. Persons wishing to submit third party comments related to the institution may send them through the electronic form at https://abhe.formstack.com/forms/3rd_party_comment, or email coa@abhe.org, or mail ABHE Commission on Accreditation, 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130, Orlando, FL 32822. Persons interested in reviewing the standards for accreditation will find them on the ABHE website at abhe.org. They appear under Accreditation/Accreditation Documents/COA Manual. The institution is subject to the Institutional Accreditation Standards.