Georgia Highlands College

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Georgia Highlands State College
Georgia Highlands College Insignia
Established 1970
Type Public
President Donald Green [1]
Students 5,530 [2]
Location Rome
Campus Suburban 200 acres
Former names Floyd Junior College
Floyd College
Colors Blue and Orange
Nickname "Georgia Highlands" "Highlands"
Mascot Chargers

Georgia Highlands College, commonly known as Georgia Highlands, is a two-year community college associate degree-granting unit of the University System of Georgia, and located in Rome, Georgia, USA; with satellite campuses in Heritage Hall[disambiguation needed], Rome, Georgia; Cartersville, Georgia; Marietta, GA; Douglasville, GA and Dallas, GA.[3]

Established in 1968 and opened in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, the school was originally named for Floyd County, of which Rome is the county seat, which was in turn named after John Floyd. It was later shortened to just Floyd College. In April 2005, the Georgia Board of Regents voted to change the school's name and on August 1, 2005, the institution officially became Georgia Highlands College to reflect the regional nature of the population it serves.[4]


Men's sports - basketball and baseball. Women's sports - basketball and softball.


  1. ^ "Office of the President". Georgia Highlands College. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Semester Enrollment Report" (PDF). Office of Research and Policy Analysis. University System of Georgia. 2007-11-12. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Georgia Highlands Campuses". Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Highlands History". Retrieved 2008-06-18. 

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