3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E.
Rome, GA 30161
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 5,680 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is same as the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,680 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,595
  • Out-state tuition: $8,521
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 31%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Georgia Highlands College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 405 teachers has grown by 143% over five years.
Georgia Highlands College
(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
405 staff
209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Georgia Highlands College has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The Georgia Highlands College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,680 students
2,328 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,258 students
882 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,422 students
1,518 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
440 students
245 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,258 students
940 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
71 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,422 students
1,740 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
37 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
654 students
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
14%
8%
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% Black
12%
31%
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% White
69%
47%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
n/a
7%
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Diversity Score
0.49
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
8%
27%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Georgia Highlands College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of GA by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
6.79%
3.17%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,500
$29,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Georgia Highlands College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of GA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,595 is less than the state average of $3,488. The in-state tuition has declined by 21% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,521 is more than the state average of $7,256. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,595
$3,488
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,521
$7,256
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
80%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,104
$12,139
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
94%
79%
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SAT Reading
n/a
465
SAT Math
n/a
450
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
ACT Writing
n/a
7

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Softball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Georgia Highlands College cost?

Georgia Highlands College's tuition is approximately $2,595 for In-State students and $8,521 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Georgia Highlands College?

The acceptance rate of Georgia Highlands College is 94%, which is higher than the state average of 79%.

What sports does Georgia Highlands College offer?

Georgia Highlands College offers 3 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball and Softball.

What is Georgia Highlands College's ranking?

Georgia Highlands College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Georgia for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,680 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,595
  • Out-state tuition: $8,521
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 31%
  • Source: Verified school update

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