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GHC Demographics & Diversity

Rome, Georgia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

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 people of color (BIPOC). 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

There are 79% more female students than male students enrolled at Georgia Highlands College with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, GHC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Georgia Highlands College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for Georgia Highlands College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,037
Women 3,643

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

GHC serves a very low number of students outside of Georgia, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Georgia Highlands College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 6%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$60,570 per year

51% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

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.