Georgia Highlands College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,280
2022 Average Net Price
$6,055
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.05%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,768
41.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
18.5%
182 Graduates

About

Georgia Highlands College is a higher education institution located in Floyd County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Georgia Highlands College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (594 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (87 degrees), and Dental Hygiene (17 degrees).

In 2022, 885 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia Highlands College. 67.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (573 degrees), 4.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (134 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Highlands College is $2,280, which is $−9,684 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Highlands College is $2,280, which is $−9,684 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,055.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Georgia Highlands College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 17% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,280
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Georgia Highlands College was $2,280. The cost of tuition at Georgia Highlands College is $−9,684 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$6,055
2022 Value
11.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Georgia Highlands College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,055. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Georgia Highlands College grew by 11.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,000
Room and Board
$500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia Highlands College was of $10,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 19.4% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $500. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 58.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
17%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Georgia Highlands College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 57.1% with respect to 2021, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.05%
2019 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia Highlands College was 3.05%, which represents 36 out of the 1179 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Georgia Highlands College had a total enrollment of 4,768 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Highlands College is 1,965 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,803. This means that 41.2% of students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia Highlands College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.6% White, 18.6% Hispanic or Latino, 16.2% Black or African American, 4.03% Two or More Races, 1.43% Asian, 0.189% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.8%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia Highlands College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,768 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Highlands College is 1,965 and the part-time enrollment is 2,803. This means that 41.2% of students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Georgia Highlands College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Georgia Highlands College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,747 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    887 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    773 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Georgia Highlands College is 57.6% White, 18.6% Hispanic or Latino, 16.2% Black or African American, 4.03% Two or More Races, 1.43% Asian, 0.189% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 31 students (0.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 313 more women than men received degrees from Georgia Highlands College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Georgia Highlands College is white (573 degrees awarded). There were 4.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (134 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Georgia Highlands College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (594 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (87 degrees) and Dental Hygiene (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Georgia Highlands College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (594 degrees awarded), Health (245 degrees), and Protective Services (18 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Registered nurses (1,489,578 people), Accountants & auditors (1,048,162 people), Other managers (779,131 people), Financial managers (502,911 people), and Chief executives & legislators (396,561 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (594 degrees awarded), Health (245 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), and Business (28 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (594 degrees awarded), Health (245 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), and Business (28 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,821,587 people), Elementary & secondary schools (815,339 people), Computer Systems Design (540,500 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (509,671 people), and Banking & related activities (500,634 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (594 degrees awarded), Health (245 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), and Business (28 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Georgia Highlands College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 594 degrees awarded
  2. 87 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Georgia Highlands College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 594 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

286
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
599
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 286 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Highlands College, which is 0.477 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (599).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Highlands College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.597 times less than the 372 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 372 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Highlands College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.68 times more than the 222 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (30.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Georgia Highlands College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (30.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.549% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    573 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    134 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    123 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia Highlands College is white (573 degrees awarded). There were 4.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (134 degrees).

0.226% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    377 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    196 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Georgia Highlands College is white female (377 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (196 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia Highlands College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.48M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.179%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Georgia Highlands College had a total salary expenditure of 56M. Georgia Highlands College employs 39 Professors, 33 Assistant professors and 30 Associate professors. Most academics at Georgia Highlands College are Male Professor (20), Female Assistant professor (20), and Female Professor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College are: Management, with 54 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees.

Endowment

$2.48M
2022 Endowment
7.01%
decline from 2021

Georgia Highlands College has an endowment valued at about $2.48M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia Highlands College declined 7.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.2M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$20.4M
2022 Salaries
1.12%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Georgia Highlands College paid a median of $20.4M in salaries, which represents 36.3% of their overall expenditure ($56M) and a 1.12% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.86M
Instructional Salaries
113
Number of Employees

In 2022, Georgia Highlands College paid a total of $6.86M to 113 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
39 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
54 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College were Professor with 39 employees, Assistant professor with 33 employees, and Associate professor with 30 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College were Management with 54 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College was Male Professor with 20 employees, Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, and Female Professor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Georgia Highlands College.

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