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 community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% 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 163 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
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
59 staff
Georgia Highlands College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,513 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,513 students
1,282 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
810 students
Georgia Highlands College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,763 students
1,017 students
Georgia Highlands College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Georgia Highlands College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Georgia Highlands College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
8%
7%
Georgia Highlands College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
17%
12%
Georgia Highlands College Black (2006-2013)
% White
69%
57%
Georgia Highlands College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Georgia Highlands College More (2009-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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. 0.33 0.53
Georgia Highlands College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,720 is less than the state average of $5,742. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,720 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,360 $10,294
Georgia Highlands College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83%
89%
Georgia Highlands College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,667 per year for in-state students and $6,081 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,393 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 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett College-Lilburn. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.