Georgia Highlands College

3175 Cedartown Highway S.E.
Rome, GA 30161
Tel: (800)332-2406
5,513 students
Public institution
School Highlights
Georgia Highlands College serves 5,513 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Georgia Highlands College is one of 2 community colleges within Floyd County, GA.
The nearest community college is Georgia Northwestern Technical College (4.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 163 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
College Georgia Highlands College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 163 staff
61 staff
Georgia Highlands College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,513 has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 63% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,513 students 1,315 students
Georgia Highlands College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
22:1
Georgia Highlands College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,750 students
815 students
Georgia Highlands College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,763 students
1,061 students
Georgia Highlands College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Georgia Highlands College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
5%
Georgia Highlands College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
8%
20%
Georgia Highlands College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
17%
15%
Georgia Highlands College Black (2006-2013)
% White
69%
49%
Georgia Highlands College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Georgia Highlands College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
6%
Georgia Highlands College Unknown (2009-2012)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Georgia Highlands College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Georgia Highlands College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.49 0.70
Georgia Highlands College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,720 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,360 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,720 $5,590
Georgia Highlands College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,360 $10,086
Georgia Highlands College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83%
89%
Georgia Highlands College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,969 per year for in-state students and $6,303 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,315 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Georgia is The Art Institute of Atlanta. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.