Georgia Highlands College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,280
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,624
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.2%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
5,680
39.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
13.2%
123 Graduates

About

Georgia Highlands College is a higher education institution located in Floyd County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Georgia Highlands College were Registered Nursing (60 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (24 degrees), and Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management (20 degrees).

In 2020, 948 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia Highlands College. 68.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (651 degrees), 4.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (133 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Highlands College is $2,280, which is $−9,549 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Highlands College is $2,280, which is $−9,549 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,624.

In 2020, 61% of undergraduate students attending Georgia Highlands College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 21% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,280
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Georgia Highlands College was $2,280. The cost of tuition at Georgia Highlands College is $−9,549 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$6,624
2020 Value
9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Georgia Highlands College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,624. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Georgia Highlands College grew by 9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,372
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia Highlands College was of $8,372 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 16.3% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
21%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Georgia Highlands College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 61% 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.
10.2%
2018 Default Rate
130
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia Highlands College was 10.2%, which represents 130 out of the 1271 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 has a total enrollment of 5,680 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Highlands College is 2,258 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,422. This means that 39.8% of students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia Highlands College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.3% White, 16.3% Black or African American, 15.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Two or More Races, 1.62% Asian, 0.229% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.141% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.9%), followed by White Male (24%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia Highlands College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,680 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Highlands College is 2,258 and the part-time enrollment is 3,422. This means that 39.8% of students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2020 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 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), Georgia Highlands College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,427
  2. Black or African American
    926
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    900

The enrolled student population at Georgia Highlands College is 60.3% White, 16.3% Black or African American, 15.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Two or More Races, 1.62% Asian, 0.229% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.141% 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 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% 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, 26 students (0.458%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 346 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 (651 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (133 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgia Highlands College is Registered Nursing (60 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (24 degrees) and Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management (20 degrees).

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 (740 degrees awarded), Health (187 degrees), and Business (20 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,376,389 people), Accountants & auditors (1,046,194 people), Other managers (695,444 people), Financial managers (453,834 people), and Chief executives & legislators (355,449 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (740 degrees awarded), Health (187 degrees), Business (20 degrees), and Protective Services (1 degrees).

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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, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (740 degrees awarded), Health (187 degrees), Business (20 degrees), and Protective Services (1 degrees).

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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 (1,733,411 people), Elementary & secondary schools (749,242 people), Banking & related activities (488,874 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (478,018 people), and Insurance carriers (473,149 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (740 degrees awarded), Health (187 degrees), Business (20 degrees), and Protective Services (1 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 60 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 20 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia Highlands College was Registered Nursing with 60 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

301
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
647
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 301 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Highlands College, which is 0.465 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (647).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 267 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Highlands College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.564 times less than the 473 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 473 degrees were awarded to women at Georgia Highlands College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.77 times more than the 267 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (21.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Georgia Highlands College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (21.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    651 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    133 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    112 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia Highlands College is white (651 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (133 degrees).

0.316% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    436 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    215 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Georgia Highlands College is white female (436 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (215 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia Highlands College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.77M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.33k (0.12%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Georgia Highlands College had a total salary expenditure of $53.2M. Georgia Highlands College employs 35 Assistant professors, 32 Professors, and 32 Associate professors. Most academics at Georgia Highlands College are Female Assistant professors (22), Male Professors(18), and Female Associate professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College are: Management, with 60 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 37 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.77M
2020 Endowment
6.49k%
growth from 2019

Georgia Highlands College has an endowment valued at about $2.77M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia Highlands College grew 6.49k% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.75M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $388k - Federal
  2. $131k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Georgia Highlands College received $388k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $131k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.1M
2020 Salaries
0.716%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Georgia Highlands College paid a median of $21.1M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($53.2M) and a 0.716% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.89% growth from 2018 and a 8.12% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.52M
Instructional Salaries
127
Number of Employees

In 2020, Georgia Highlands College paid a total of $6.52M to 127 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
35 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College were Assistant professor with 35 employees; Professor with 32 employees; and Professor with 32 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College were Management with 60 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 37 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Male Professor with 18 employees, and Female Associate professor with 17 employees.

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

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