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Georgia Highlands College

Georgia Highlands College serves as a point of access to higher education in Northwest Georgia.

Since 1970, Georgia Highlands College has served the citizens of Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. Founded as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 5,700 students in the region. Georgia Highlands College became a limited-mission, four-year state college in May 2011.

GHC has added other teaching sites over the years, and now provides instruction at the founding campus in Floyd County; Heritage Hall in downtown Rome, which houses health sciences; the Cartersville campus; a site in Marietta on the campus of Kennesaw State University; a campus in Paulding County, on the square in Dallas; and an instructional site in Douglas on Stewart Parkway in Douglasville.

To maximize convenience, Georgia Highlands has also expanded its offerings of online, DVD and hybrid courses.

Student Demographics
  • Enrollment - more than 5,700 students
  • Age Range - 16 to 67
  • Female - 65%
  • Students come from 30 different states
  • 47 different countries
  • 72% White, 28% Minority
Student Housing Options

Student housing is currently available at our Marietta Campus. Housing is provided by Kennesaw State University.

Admission Requirements for First Year and Transfer Students

For a complete list of our international student admissions requirements, please visit the international students admissions page.

International Student Visas Issued

Georgia Highlands College only supports F1 visas.

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance

Georgia Highlands College tuition rates are among the lowest in the United States.
Current tuition and fee rates

Student Activities and Campus Life

Georgia Highlands College has five campus locations throughout North Georgia. These include locations in Marietta, Dallas, Douglasville, Cartersville and Rome. The Office of Student Life engages the Georgia Highlands College student body through a series of co-curricular activities that promote experiential learning, wellness, an appreciation of the arts, leadership and volunteerism. The OSL encourages and provides student involvement opportunities to complement the academic programs of study and to enhance the overall college experience for all GHC students. A few of the clubs and organizations sponsored by the Student Life Office include the Gaming Club, Hispanic Student Association, the Anime Club, Study Abroad Club, Brother to Brother, and the Spanish Activities Club.
Student Organization complete list.


Contact Information

Charlene Graham


Main Campus
3175 Cedartown Highway
Rome, GA 30161

Application Deadlines

All international students are strongly encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the start of classes. The final application deadline for all students can be found here.

Types of Degrees

Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree

Academic Offering

Four-Year School
Two-Year School