Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College,
Georgia Highlands College is two-year unit of the University
System of Georgia located in Rome, Georgia, seventy miles
northwest of Atlanta. The college was named for Floyd County
which is named for General John Floyd who commanded Georgia's
forces during the Creek War operations of the War of 1812. He
established Fort Mitchell on the Chattahoochee River in
present-day Alabama. He was later member of the state and U.S.
House of Representatives.
Georgia Highlands College serves
students who commute from throughout a large portion of
northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Now enrolling almost 4,000 students in academic programs, Georgia
Highlands College also offers a large and varied
community-education program and operates extension centers in
the cities of Cartersville, Acworth, Marietta, and Carrollton.
Several divisions of the college, including Health Sciences and
Continuing Education, are housed in the historic Heritage Hall
site in downtown Rome.
In August 2005, Floyd College changed
its name to Georgia Highlands College. This gives the campus a
more regional name recognition.
Georgia Highlands College is accredited
by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts, the
Associate of Science and the Associate of Applied Science
Please see History of Georgia Highlands
College for more information.
- Archives of Floyd County see http://roadsidegeorgia.com/county/floyd.html
- Georgia Highlands College History see http://highlands.edu/about/history/index.htm
- New Georgia Encyclopedia see http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-616
- Previous AAUP webpage history posted by Laura Musselwhite,