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Georgia Highlands College is a public institution situated in Rome, Georgia. GHC is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

111 Undergraduate Degrees

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Georgia Highlands College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at GHC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Georgia Highlands College?

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

How Do I Get Into GHC?

You can apply to GHC online at:

Georgia Highlands College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Georgia Highlands College?

18% Take Out Loans
14.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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.

Georgia Highlands College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,653 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,168 undergraduate students at GHC, with 2,653 being full-time and 3,515 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  GHC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,653 full-time undergraduates at GHC, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  GHC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Georgia Highlands College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of GHC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 51
Black or African American 422
Hispanic or Latino 425
White 1,603
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 125

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Georgia Highlands College. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 8 countries are represented at GHC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Ireland, and Italy.

Online Learning at Georgia Highlands College

808 Took All Classes Online
2,544 Took At Least One Class Online
30.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,544 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at GHC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 14th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of GHC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Georgia Highlands College was 30.1%. This is the #408 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GHC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at GHC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at GHC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #90
Nursing #117

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Georgia Highlands College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 69 42 111
TOTAL 69 42 111


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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