Georgia Highlands College

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Georgia Highlands College
Georgia Highlands College Cartersville campus.JPG
Georgia Highlands Cartersville campus
Former names
Floyd Junior College
Floyd College
Motto Where Excellence Begins
Type Public
Established 1970
President Donald Green[1]
Students 5,530 [2]
Location Five locations: Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas, and Douglasville, Georgia
Campus Suburban, 200 acres
Paper Six Mile Post[3]
Colors Blue and orange
Nickname Georgia Highlands, Highlands, GHC
Mascot Chargers
Georgia Highlands College Insignia.GIF

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, United States, with locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Douglasville, and Dallas.[4]

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.[5]

The college supports varsity basketball teams for men and women, along with men's baseball and women's softball teams.


  1. ^ "Office of the President". Georgia Highlands College. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Semester Enrollment Report" (PDF). Office of Research and Policy Analysis. University System of Georgia. 2007-11-12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  3. ^ Six Mile Post
  4. ^ "Georgia Highlands Campuses". Archived from the original on 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  5. ^ "Georgia Highlands History". Archived from the original on 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 

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