Downtown Federal Way
Downtown has five establishments that provide educational services. Of those establishments one is a future university satellite campus for the University of Washington and Highline College; one is a massage therapy school, one is a cosmetology school, one is a tutoring center, and one is a daycare.
The City of Federal Way has been working to recruit a four-year university satellite campus in the downtown core to serve the growing higher education needs of Federal Way and South King County.
Currently, only 26 percent of Federal Way residents possess a four-year-degree or higher, just slightly less than the South King County/South Seattle regional average of 27 percent. However, these percentages are significantly lower than the state and King County averages at 31 percent.
“The Federal Way Satellite Campus is key to enhancing individual opportunities
for prosperity, economic development, and job creation in South King County.”
-City of Federal Way