Georgia Highlands College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,224

1.97% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,388

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

14.3%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

6,013

47.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

8.11%

83 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 (46 degrees awarded) and Dental Hygiene (17 degrees).

In 2017, 696 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia Highlands College. 69% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (526 degrees), 5.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Highlands College is $2,224, which is $-10,666 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Highlands College is $2,224, which is $-10,666 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,388.

In 2017, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,224

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Georgia Highlands College was $2,224. The cost of tuition at Georgia Highlands College is $-10,666 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$6,388

2017 Value

12.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Georgia Highlands College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,388. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Georgia Highlands College grew by 12.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,400

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia Highlands College was of $5,400 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 25% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

28%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Georgia Highlands College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 9.84% with respect to 2016, 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.

14.3%

2016 Default Rate

194

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia Highlands College was 14.3%, which represents 194 out of the 1353 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 6,013 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Highlands College is 2,843 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,170. This means that 47.3% of students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia Highlands College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64% White, 16% Black or African American, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Two or More Races, 1.58% Asian, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0832% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.5%), followed by White Male (27.5%) and Black or African American Female (10%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgia Highlands College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,013 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgia Highlands College is 2,843 and the part-time enrollment is 3,170. This means that 47.3% of students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%

N/A 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 N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (64%), Georgia Highlands College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,847

  2. Black or African American

    960

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    791

The enrolled student population at Georgia Highlands College is 64% White, 16% Black or African American, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Two or More Races, 1.58% Asian, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0832% 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 46.1% White, 24.4% 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, 17 students (0.283%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 264 more women than men received degrees from Georgia Highlands College. The majority of degree recipients at Georgia Highlands College are white (526 degrees awarded). There were 5.84 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgia Highlands College is Registered Nursing (46 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Hygiene (17 degrees) and N/A.

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 (543 degrees awarded) and Health (153 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 (1,298,255 people), Medical & health services managers (137,237 people), Pharmacists (129,591 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (121,810 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (121,380 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (543 degrees awarded) and Health (153 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, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (543 degrees awarded) and Health (153 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 (1,423,328 people), Elementary & secondary schools (301,223 people), Outpatient care centers (198,085 people), Offices of physicians (189,892 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (149,916 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (543 degrees awarded) and Health (153 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. 46 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia Highlands College was Registered Nursing with 46 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 216

  2. 480

In 2017, 216 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Highlands College, which is 0.45 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (480).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 190 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Highlands College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.538 times less than the 353 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 353 degrees were awarded to women at Georgia Highlands College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.86 times more than the 190 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (15.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Georgia Highlands College is Male and Asian (15.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    526 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia Highlands College is white (526 degrees awarded). There were 5.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

0.144% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    365 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    161 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    66 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Georgia Highlands College is white female (365 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (161 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia Highlands College has an endowment valued at nearly $39.1k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.37k (13.7%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Georgia Highlands College had a total salary expenditure of $43.6M. Georgia Highlands College employs 39 Assistant professors, 36 Associate professors, and 29 Instructors. Most academics at Georgia Highlands College are Female Assistant professors (26), Female Associate professors(20), and Female Instructors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College are: Management, with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$39.1k

2017 Endowment

3.96%

growth from 2016

Georgia Highlands College has an endowment valued at about $39.1k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia Highlands College grew 3.96% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.97M 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. $214k - Federal

  2. $112k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Georgia Highlands College received $214k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $112k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.3M

2017 Salaries

2.96%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Georgia Highlands College paid a median of $18.3M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($43.6M) and a 2.96% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2% growth from 2015 and a 0.736% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.32M

Instructional Salaries

129

Number of Employees

In 2017, Georgia Highlands College paid a total of $6.32M to 129 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.15M (29.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

39 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

49 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College were Assistant professor with 39 employees; Associate professor with 36 employees; and Associate professor with 29 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College were Management with 49 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Female Associate professor with 20 employees, and Female Instructor with 19 employees.

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

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