Georgia Highlands College
Rome, GA 30161-3897

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 6,013
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
No
Placement services for graduates

Admission

Georgia Highlands College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

$30
Undergrad students

Tuition & Fees

Georgia Highlands College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $8,256 and in-state students paid $2,181.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$5,688
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$2,181
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$8,256
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 82% of Georgia Highlands College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 51% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,615 (which is 4.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Georgia Highlands College in 2016-2017, was 257, which is 25% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,767 (which is 29% below the national average.)

$4,615
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$3,767
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
82%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Georgia Highlands College has enrolled a total of 6,013 students (2,777 students full-time and 3,236 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 6,013 students, 531 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 691 students for distance studies.

6,013
Total Enrollment
531
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 65%

Black/African American: 17%

Hispanic: 12%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 2 largest majors offered at Georgia Highlands College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 75% 312 36
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0% 2 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

8%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Georgia Highlands College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

2%
Still enrolled
56%
Dropout rate
34%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$26,400
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Georgia Highlands College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $26,400. Last year, out of the total 1,377 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,212 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,251 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,063 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $26,400 $32,200
Employment Rate 88% 85%
Total Graduates 1,377 1,251

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Georgia Highlands College.

Kennesaw State University
36.8 mile away
Dalton State College
43.4 mile away
Georgia State University
55.1 mile away
Clayton State University
64.2 mile away
Georgia Gwinnett College
70.2 mile away