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GHC Demographics & Diversity

Rome, Georgia

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at GHC are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 34% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Georgia Highlands College students
Race Percent of Students
White 66%
Black 18%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 60% more female students than male students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, GHC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Georgia Highlands College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Georgia Highlands College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,375
Women 3,809

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

GHC serves a very low number of students outside of Georgia, with 86 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Georgia Highlands College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 86%
Out of State 12%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$60,570 per year

50% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,184
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 21.3%
Part time Undergrads 52.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139700 IPEDS survey data for Georgia Highlands College.


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