Georgia Highlands College

3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E.
Rome, GA 30161-3897
Tel: 7068025000
  • 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 6,013 students (47% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • 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

    Georgia Highlands College(GA) Community College Avg.
    Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
    Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 years but < 4 years
    Institution ControlPublicPublic
    Total Faculty- staff108 staff
    Georgia Highlands College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

    Student Body

    • The student population of 6,013 has grown by 8% over five years.
    • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
    • The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
    Total Enrollment6,013 students2,588 students
    Georgia Highlands College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
    Student : Teacher Ratio21:127:1
    Georgia Highlands College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
    # Full-Time Students2,841 students1,115 students
    Georgia Highlands College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
    # Part-Time Students3,172 students1,473 students
    Georgia Highlands College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
    Georgia Highlands College Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
    % Asian
    Georgia Highlands College Asian (2007-2016)
    % Hispanic
    Georgia Highlands College Hispanic (2007-2016)
    % Black
    Georgia Highlands College Black (2007-2016)
    % White
    Georgia Highlands College White (2007-2016)
    % Two or more races
    Georgia Highlands College More (2010-2016)
    % Non Resident races
    Georgia Highlands College Non Resident (2007-2016)
    Georgia Highlands College Ethnicity Breakdown GA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
    Diversity Score0.390.65
    Georgia Highlands College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
    College Completion Rate
    Georgia Highlands College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2014)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,500$30,100
    Georgia Highlands College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

    Finances and Admission

    • The public in-state tuition of $2,595 is less than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
    • The public out-state tuition of $8,521 is more than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
    In-State Tuition Fees$2,595$3,413
    Georgia Highlands College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
    Out-State Tuition Fees$8,521$7,181
    Georgia Highlands College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%93%
    Georgia Highlands College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$12,875
    Georgia Highlands College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,574
    Georgia Highlands College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Acceptance Rate94%77%
    Georgia Highlands College Percent Admitted (2007-2010)


    Total Sports Offered3 sports
    SportsBaseball, Basketball, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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    Did You Know?
    For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,413 per year for in-state students and $7,181 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 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

    Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.