Georgia Highlands College

Public, Four-years School Located in Rome, GA

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How much is the GHC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, GHC's tuition & fees is $2,944 for Georgia residents and $9,296 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $19,940 for Georgia residents and $26,292 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

GHC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Georgia Residents Tuition & Fees$2,944
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,296
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
Off-campus Room & Board$8,372
Off-campus Expenses$7,424
2023-2024 Estimates
Georgia Residents Tuition & Fees$2,592
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,913

How Much Does it Cost to Go to GHC for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $37,184 at GHC. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is -$nan. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to -$nan.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2024-25)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Junior (2025-26)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Senior (2026-27)$9,296-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$37,184-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2025-26)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Junior (2026-27)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Senior (2027-28)$9,296-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$37,184-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2026-27)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Junior (2027-28)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Senior (2028-29)$9,296-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$37,184-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2027-28)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Junior (2028-29)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Senior (2029-30)$9,296-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$37,184-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2028-29)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Junior (2029-30)$9,296-$nan-$nan
Senior (2030-31)$9,296-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$37,184-$nan-$nan

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, GHC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $10,033.
In-StateOut-of-State
Georgia Highlands College$2,944$9,296
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Georgia Four-years Colleges$15,800
Public Schools$5,352$10,033
Private Schools$19,537

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between GHC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Georgia Highlands CollegeRome, GA$2,944$9,296
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural CollegeTifton, GA$3,195$10,101
Atlanta Metropolitan State CollegeAtlanta, GA$3,105$9,731
Gordon State CollegeBarnesville, GA$3,475$10,381
South Georgia State CollegeDouglas, GA$2,970$9,322

Financial Aid and COA

At Georgia Highlands College, 5,213 students (99%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $3,897.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at GHC is $22,395 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 656 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $4,941 and the average amount of student loans is $4,446.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Georgia ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$19,940$26,292
Tuition & Fees$2,944$9,296
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,996$16,996
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,043$22,395
Average Financial Aid$3,897$3,897
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship5,21399%$3,897
Pell Grants1,99738%$4,922
Federal Student Loan86917%$5,928
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid656100%-
Grants or Scholarships656100%$4,941
Federal Grants655100%$3,408
Pell Grants28844%$5,260
Other Federal Grants654100%$1,097
State/Local Grants33852%$2,643
Institutional Grants284%$4,153
Student Loan Aid9314%$4,446
Federal Student Loans9314%$4,446
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level344307$5,688
0-30,000134134$7,465
30,001-48,0007877$7,031
48,001-75,0006562$4,561
75,001-110,0003718$1,779
110,001 or more3016$1,523

Student Population

Georgia Highlands College has a total of 4,768 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 1,867 male students and 3,373 female students attending GHC. The school offers online degree programs and 2,200 students enrolled online exclusively (46.14% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate5,240 1,8673,373

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E., Rome, GA
Phone800-332-2406
WEBwww.highlands.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered10 Programs
Online Program Offered2 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population4,768
Graduation Rate18%
Transfer-out Rate33%
Retention Rate58% (Full-time), 50% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate20 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties128 (Full-time), 146 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs324 (Full-time), 191 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$50,277
Average Staff Salary$50,875