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Georgia Highlands College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Georgia Highlands College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors GHC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Georgia Highlands College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Georgia Highlands College was awarded 6 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

GHC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into GHC?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Georgia Highlands College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Georgia Highlands College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Georgia Highlands College, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Georgia Highlands College is 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgia Highlands College

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Good Overall Diversity at GHC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,184 undergraduates at GHC with 2,882 being full-time and 3,302 being part-time.

GHC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for GHC is 75.52 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  75.52 out of 100
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How Much Does Georgia Highlands College Cost?

The overall average net price of GHC is $6,482. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for GHC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,103 $5,527 $8,205 $10,110 $10,703

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of GHC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At GHC, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $3,822 a year. That adds up to $15,288 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GHC is 14.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do GHC Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from GHC make around $34,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 13% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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Location of Georgia Highlands College

Located in Rome, Georgia, Georgia Highlands College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding GHC is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Location of Georgia Highlands College

Contact details for GHC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E., Rome, GA 30161-3897
Phone: 800-332-2406
Website: www.highlands.edu

Georgia Highlands College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 42 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 16 NA
Business Administration & Management 8 NA
Dental Support Services 8 NA
Mental & Social Health Services 0 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Georgia Highlands College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at GHC

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 2,544 students took at least one online class at Georgia Highlands College. This is an increase from the 2,423 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,544 808
2016-2017 2,423 753
2015-2016 2,146 691
2014-2015 1,834 517
2013-2014 1,415 303

Learn more about online learning at Georgia Highlands College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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