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 6,168 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is same as the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 56%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 405 teachers has grown by 51% over five years.
Georgia Highlands College(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty405 staff209 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Georgia Highlands College has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The Georgia Highlands College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,168 students2,470 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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# Full-Time Students2,653 students929 students
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# Part-Time Students3,515 students1,541 students
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
15%
8%
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% Black
16%
33%
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% White
62%
44%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.570.68
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College Completion Rate
8%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,500$29,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,595 is less than the state average of $4,028. The in-state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,521 is more than the state average of $7,597. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,595$4,028
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,521$7,597
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,224$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate94%84%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
Softball
Source: 2020 (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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    Waleska, GA 30183
    (770) 720-5600
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