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Georgia Highlands College (GHC)

3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E., Rome, GA

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Georgia Highlands College is an outstanding educational institute located in Rome, Georgia. Now the college is offering a Bachelor of Science in nursing with more bachelor degree programs planned for the future. Georgia Highlands College is popular for many reasons which include affordability, accessibility, location, student/ teacher ratio, and a hands-on learning experience. Many classes are now being offered online which makes attending college more convenient for individuals that have a full-time job.

The college offers access to higher education. It was founded in 1970 as a part of the Georgia university system. Georgia Highlands College operates six colleges in Marietta, Dallas, Rome, Cartersville, and Douglasville.  In 2011, the college was approved to become a state college and now offers baccalaureate degree programs.  A Bachelor of Science in nursing will be the first degree offered.

Currently over 5,500 students are enrolled in the college from eastern Alabama and Georgia. The college employs 133 full-time faculty members.

Georgia Highlands College offers many outstanding transfer programs. The Associate of Arts degree is offered in English, political science, journalism, sociology and communications. Students can obtain an Associate of Science degree in education, agriculture, associated dental sciences, biology, business administration, computer information systems, chemistry, economics, general studies, geology, health information management, medical technology, mathematics, nursing, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, respiratory therapy, and physics.

The college is focused on providing affordable tuition to everyone. Grants are available to lower the cost of attending Georgia Highlands College. Full-time tuition for Georgia residents is $1,298 per semester. Out-of-state tuition is $4911 per semester.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $2,200-$2,600
    • Out-of-State: $8,300-$9,907
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $91-$110 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $340-$410 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid83%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships83%$3,895
Receiving Student Loans33%$3,220
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Georgia Highlands College may provide student services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for GHC, versus those community colleges in Georgia, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 GHCFloyd CountyGeorgia
Graduation Rate7.7%-15.2%
Transfer-out Rate17.9%-21.5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1990)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1976)
    • Visit our Georgia nursing schools page to see all eighty-two offered through the state
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2014)
    • Visit our Georgia nursing schools page to see all eighty-two offered through the state
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Georgia Highlands College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
83%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
22:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
4

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,037