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Georgia Highlands College

Georgia Highlands College is an Associate's college with 5492 students located in Rome, GA.

Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions


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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 5,492
Gender 38% Male / 62% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 52% Full Time / 48% Part Time
Geography 99% In State / 1% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 59% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 70%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 18%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%


Student Publications: Six Mile Post

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Music Ensembles
  • Pep Band

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring learning center writing center pre-admission summer program
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center computer repair service available on campus wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling minority students services personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor alcohol/substance abuse counseling economically disadvantaged students services
  • Facilities: observatory, wetlands preserve, lake
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major dual enrollment of high school students independent study liberal arts/career combination accelerated program cooperative education honors program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (66%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (27%), Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling (2%), Dental Hygiene/Hygienist (2%), Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (0%), Management Information Systems (0%)

Majors Offered


A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.


A program that prepares individuals to provide technical administrative support to professional accountants and other financial management personnel. Includes instruction in posting transactions to accounts, record-keeping systems, accounting software operation, and general accounting principles and practices.

Job Opportunities:

Tax Preparers
Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.
Brokerage Clerks
Perform duties related to the purchase, sale or holding of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases or sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, tracking stock price fluctuations, computing equity, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.
Statistical Assistants
Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Includes actuarial clerks.

A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

Job Opportunities:

Compensation and Benefits Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization.
Human Resources Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.
Training and Development Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.
Human Resources Specialists
Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.
Labor Relations Specialists
Resolve disputes between workers and managers, negotiate collective bargaining agreements, or coordinate grievance procedures to handle employee complaints.
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.
Training and Development Specialists
Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer Programmers
Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Any program in business information and data processing services not listed above.

A program that focuses on the general process and techniques of direct wholesale and retail buying and selling operations and introduces individuals to related careers. Includes instruction in the principles of entrepreneurial economics, basic sales skills, the distribution channels for goods and services, and supervised practical application experiences.

Job Opportunities:

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing.
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.


A program that prepares individuals to serve as facilitators, advocates, and referral professionals linking health care and related social services with affected recipient communities. Includes instruction in public and community health, human and social services, health services administration, group counseling, health education, group advocacy, cross-cultural and multilingual communication, and applicable laws and policies.

Job Opportunities:

Health Educators
Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.
Community Health Workers
Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

A program that prepares individuals to clean teeth and apply preventive materials, provide oral health education and treatment counseling to patients, identify oral pathologies and injuries, and manage dental hygiene practices. Includes instruction in dental anatomy, microbiology, and pathology; dental hygiene theory and techniques; cleaning equipment operation and maintenance; dental materials; radiology; patient education and counseling; office management; supervised clinical training; and professional standards.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Dental Hygienists
Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Administration & Faculty

President Donald Green
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 129
Student : Faculty Ratio 22 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 42 : 57
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 44
Tenure Track Faculty 40
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 14




Selectivity Score: 22/100

Admission Considerations

Important: Academic GPA

Also Considered: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
Math 0 4
Science 0 4
Science Lab 0 2
Social Studies 0 3
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites



Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $5,665 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $4,759
$30K-$48K $5,202
$48K-$75K $7,919
$75K-$110K $9,394
$110K+ $9,298

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $2,026, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.


On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $2,026 Same as On-Campus
Fees $694 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $6,000
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $3,720 $9,720


On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $7,666 Same as On-Campus
Fees $694 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $6,000
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $9,360 $15,360

Students Receiving Aid

74% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 32% $3,423
Federal Scholarships/Grants 59% $4,503
Other Federal Grants 1% $955
Pell Grants 59% $4,483
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 31% $2,033
Student Loans 32% $3,428

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

7% of students graduated in six years.

65% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



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