Georgia Highlands College

3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E.
Rome, GA 30161-3897
  • 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 to Georgia Highlands College is Georgia Northwestern Technical College (4.2 miles away).

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School Overview

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

    • The student population of Georgia Highlands College has grown by 12% over five years.
    • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
    • The Georgia Highlands College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 38% over five years.
    Total Enrollment6,013 students2,588 students
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    Student : Teacher Ratio21:127:1
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    # Full-Time Students2,841 students1,115 students
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    # Part-Time Students3,172 students1,473 students
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    % Asian
    2%
    3%
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    % Hispanic
    14%
    5%
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    % Black
    16%
    33%
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    % White
    64%
    48%
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    % Two or more races
    4%
    1%
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    % Non Resident races
    -
    1%
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    Diversity Score0.540.65
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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 $3,413. 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
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    Out-State Tuition Fees$8,521$7,181
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    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%93%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$12,000
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
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    Acceptance Rate94%77%
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    Sports

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

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