Georgia Highlands College

3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E.
Rome, GA 30161
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  • Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its six locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas, and Douglasville. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor`s degree options both in the classroom and online. GHC is proud to support the local economy with a regional economic impact of nearly $150 million.

School Highlights

Georgia Highlands College serves 6,184 students (47% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Top Placements

Georgia Highlands College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

Georgia Highlands College(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty- staff94 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Georgia Highlands College has grown by 15% over five years.
The Georgia Highlands College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 45% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,184 students2,187 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio0:130:1
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# Full-Time Students2,882 students1,008 students
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# Part-Time Students3,302 students1,704 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
12%
7%
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% Black
16%
35%
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% White
63%
43%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.560.68
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College Completion Rate
8%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,500$29,600
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,595 is less than the state average of $3,428. The in-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,521 is more than the state average of $7,196. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,595$3,428
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,521$7,196
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,088$5,625
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Acceptance Rate94%71%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
Softball
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Georgia Highlands College is Georgia Northwestern Technical College (5.3 miles away).
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  • 5,837 students | 5.30 MiOne Maurice Culberson Drive
    Rome GA  30161
    (706) 295-6963
    5.305,837
  • 2,512 students | 31.30 Mi5198 Ross Rd
    Acworth GA  30102
    (770) 975-4000
    31.302,512
  • 7,184 students | 34.00 Mi176 Murphy Campus Blvd.
    Waco GA  30182
    (770) 537-6000
    34.007,184
  • Reinhardt University
    Private not-for-profit
    1,566 students | 38.70 Mi7300 Reinhardt Circle
    Waleska GA  30183
    (770) 720-5600
    38.701,566
  • 10,483 students | 41.10 Mi980 S Cobb Drive Dr SE
    Marietta GA  30060
    (770) 528-4545
    41.1010,483
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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,428 per year for in-state students and $7,196 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,834 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.