Georgia Highlands College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,181

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$5,688

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

14.4%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

6,013

46.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

7.82%

88 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 (30 degrees awarded) and Dental Hygiene (6 degrees).

In 2016, 637 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgia Highlands College. 65.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (469 degrees), 5.21 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 $2,181, which is $-10,619 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgia Highlands College is $2,181, which is $-10,619 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,688.

In 2016, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,181

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Georgia Highlands College was $2,181. The cost of tuition at Georgia Highlands College is $-10,619 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

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Average Net Price

$5,688

2016 Value

14.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Georgia Highlands College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,688. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Georgia Highlands College grew by 14.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,200

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgia Highlands College was of $7,200 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. 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%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Georgia Highlands College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.67% with respect to 2015, when 60% 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.

14.4%

2015 Default Rate

204

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Georgia Highlands College was 14.4%, which represents 204 out of the 1415 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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Admissions

Georgia Highlands College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 6,013 students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgia Highlands College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgia Highlands College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Georgia Highlands College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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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 2,777 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,236. This means that 46.2% of students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgia Highlands College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.9% White, 17.2% Black or African American, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.14% Two or More Races, 1.46% Asian, 0.233% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0499% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.2%), followed by White Male (25%) and Black or African American Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.2%

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 2,777 and the part-time enrollment is 3,236. This means that 46.2% of students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.9% 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 (63%), 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

    3,901

  2. Black or African American

    1,032

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    711

The enrolled student population at Georgia Highlands College is 64.9% White, 17.2% Black or African American, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.14% Two or More Races, 1.46% Asian, 0.233% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0499% 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 47.2% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.6% 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, 23 students (0.383%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 199 more women than men received degrees from Georgia Highlands College. The majority of degree recipients at Georgia Highlands College are white (469 degrees awarded). There were 5.21 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 (30 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Hygiene (6 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 (499 degrees awarded) and Health (138 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 (1,240,684 people), Medical & health services managers (138,527 people), Pharmacists (116,779 people), Physicians & surgeons (112,864 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (110,348 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (499 degrees awarded) and Health (138 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Other Sales Workers, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (499 degrees awarded) and Health (138 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Hospitals (1,410,055 people), Elementary & secondary schools (283,036 people), Outpatient care centers (191,773 people), Offices of physicians (165,429 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (130,265 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgia Highlands College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (499 degrees awarded) and Health (138 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. 30 degrees awarded

  2. 6 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgia Highlands College was Registered Nursing with 30 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 219

  2. 418

In 2016, 219 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Highlands College, which is 0.524 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (418).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 204 degrees were awarded to men at Georgia Highlands College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.692 times less than the 295 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 295 degrees were awarded to women at Georgia Highlands College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.45 times more than the 204 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

N/A%

100% Completion Time

N/A%

150% Completion Time

In N/A, N/A% of students graduating from Georgia Highlands College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, N/A% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and N/A% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Georgia Highlands College is Male and Asian (25% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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% 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

    469 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgia Highlands College is white (469 degrees awarded). There were 5.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

0.157% 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

    315 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    154 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Georgia Highlands College is white female (315 degrees awarded). There were 2.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (154 degrees).

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Operations

Georgia Highlands College has an endowment valued at nearly $36.9k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.86k (26.7%), compared to the 0.934% average return ($83.5k on $8.94M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Georgia Highlands College had a total expenditure of $39.5M. Of that $39.5M, they spent $17.4M on salaries and $39.5M on benefits.

Georgia Highlands College employs 35 Associate professors, 33 Instructors, and 33 Assistant professors. Most academics at Georgia Highlands College are Female Instructors (23), Female Associate professors(20), and Female Assistant professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, Management, with 41 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36.9k

2015 Endowment

1.55%

growth from 2014

Georgia Highlands College has an endowment valued at about $36.9k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgia Highlands College grew 1.55% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.91M 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. $233k - Federal

  2. $15.3k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Georgia Highlands College received $233k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.3k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$17.4M

Salary Expenditure

$39.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Georgia Highlands College had a total expenditure of $39.5M. Of that $39.5M, they spent $17.4M on salaries and $39.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Georgia Highlands College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$17.4M

2015 Salaries

0.736%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Georgia Highlands College paid a median of $17.4M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($39.5M) and a 0.736% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.06% decline from 2013 and a 5.19% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 3.29M (34.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.87M

Instructional Salaries

124

Number of Employees

In 2015, Georgia Highlands College paid a total of $5.87M to 124 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $672k (20.4%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

35 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

47 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College were Associate professor with 35 employees; Instructor with 33 employees; and Instructor with 33 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College were Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees; Management with 41 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgia Highlands College was Female Instructor with 23 employees, Female Associate professor with 20 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 20 employees.

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

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