Georgia Highlands College

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Georgia Highlands College
Georgia Highlands College Insignia
Former names
Floyd Junior College
Floyd College
Motto Where Excellence Begins
Established 1970
Type Public
President Donald Green [1]
Students 5,530 [2]

5 locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas, and Douglasville

state= Georgia
Campus Suburban 200 acres
Colors Blue and Orange
Nickname "Georgia Highlands" "Highlands" "GHC"
Mascot Chargers

Georgia Highlands College, commonly known as Georgia Highlands, is a two-year associate degree-granting unit of the University System of Georgia, also offering bachelor degrees in nursing and dental hygiene. GHC serves Northwest Georgia with locations in Rome, Georgia; Cartersville, Georgia; Marietta, Georgia; Douglasville, Georgia and Dallas, Georgia.[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 - Baseball and Basketball

Women's sports - Basketball and Softball


  1. ^ "Office of the President". Georgia Highlands College. Retrieved 4 November 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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