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Study at 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 centres:

  • 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.

Profile of Georgia Highlands College

The campus of Georgia Highlands is in Rome, GA, which is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Georgia Highlands include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Georgia Highlands is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Georgia Highlands Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Georgia Highlands had 4, 346 students enrolled (3, 077 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time.

Georgia Highlands Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts207liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine92registered nursing
Business and Management13management information systems, accounting technology, human resources, sales and marketing
Medical Support and Technology13dental hygienist, medical assistant, radiation therapist
Therapy and Counselling12community health services
Engineering Technician3drafting
office and Administration2administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering1computer applications programming
Mechanics and Repair1automobile mechanics

Contact: Georgia Highlands

Georgia Highlands College

3175 Cedartown Highway S. E.

Rome, GA 30161-3897

General Phone: (800) 332-2406


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