Georgia Highlands College

Georgia Highlands College

Georgia Highlands College, also referred to as Georgia Highlands, is under the University System of Georgia. It was established in the year 1968 and is located in Rome, Georgia, United States. Originally, the college was known as Floyd Junior College, named after Floyd County. The college currently enrolls more than 4,000 students on an annual basis. In addition to the main campus in Rome, the college also offers classes in the following centers:

  • Cartersville Campus
  • Heritage Hall
  • Marietta Campus
  • Paulding Site

Georgia Highlands College offers various degrees and certificate programs through its academic divisions. These include the:

  • Division of Academic Support
  • Division of Business
  • Division of Extended Learning
  • Division of Health Science
  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Math
  • Division of Science and Physical Education
  • Division of Social Sciences

The male and female students of the college actively participate in sports such as basketball, volleyball, golf, and ultimate frisbee.

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Contacting Georgia Highlands

Georgia Highlands College
3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E.
Rome , GA 30161-3897
General Phone: (800) 332-2406

Georgia Highlands Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts245liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine104EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology13dental hygienist
Therapy and Counseling8community health services
Business and Management6accounting technology, MIS
Office and Administration5administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering1computer applications programming
Landscaping and Horticulture1applied horticulture
Mechanics and Repair1electrical installation and repair

Number of programs and degrees for Georgia Highlands in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree38411

Georgia Highlands Student Body

In 2007-2008, Georgia Highlands had a total enrollment of 4,346 students (3,517 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 81%
Part-Time 19%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 11%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 39%
20-21 21%
22-24 14%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 1%

Georgia Highlands Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 45 %

Georgia Highlands Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Rome, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Georgia Highlands Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Georgia Highlands Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,056
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,558
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Georgia Highlands participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 950700)

Georgia Highlands Faculty

Georgia Highlands has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$60,2757$58,372
Associate professoracademic year8$54,44016$53,520
Assistant professoracademic year11$43,88510$43,762
Instructoracademic year17$41,01834$41,791
All faculty totalacademic year45$47,95767$46,618

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Georgia Highlands Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling

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What Sets Georgia Highlands Apart:

% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%Georgia Highlands % of degrees in liberal arts
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Georgia Highlands Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Georgia Highlands % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Georgia Highlands Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Georgia Highlands % of accepted students who choose to enroll
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Georgia Highlands % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Georgia Highlands % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Georgia Highlands Number of students

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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