Georgia Highlands College

3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E., Rome
GA, 30161-3897
Tel: (800)332-2406
5,522 students
Public institution

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School Highlights:
Georgia Highlands College serves 5,522 students (54% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.
Georgia Highlands College is one of 2 community colleges within Floyd County, GA.
The nearest community college is Georgia Northwestern Technical College (4.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Georgia Highlands College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 5,522 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,522 students
1,287 students
Georgia Highlands College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,976 students
832 students
Georgia Highlands College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,546 students
1,021 students
Georgia Highlands College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Georgia Highlands College sch enrollment Georgia Highlands College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Georgia Highlands College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Georgia Highlands College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Georgia Highlands College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Georgia Highlands College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Georgia Highlands College More (2009-2012)
Georgia Highlands College sch ethnicity Georgia Highlands College sta ethnicity
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. 0.33 0.45
Georgia Highlands College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,443 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,945 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,443 $5,890
Georgia Highlands College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,945 $10,050
Georgia Highlands College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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