2019 Best Online Community Colleges in Georgia

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These 14 community colleges in Georgia allow students to earn an associate degree or certificate entirely online. With all schools but one having annual tuitions under $3,000 per year, they are all affordable options, and even the most expensive school on this list, #1-ranked Georgia Military College, costs just $7,020 annually. Students who are seeking a wide variety of options might consider #7-ranked Atlanta Technical College, which offers 16 online associate degrees, such as an Associate in Paralegal Studies, an Associate in Accounting, and an Associate in Business Management - Entrepreneurship.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Campus Location
#1 #1 Georgia Military College $7,020 Milledgeville (GA)
#2 #2 Georgia Northwestern Technical College $2,848 Rome (and 3 others)
#3 #3 Lanier Technical College $2,848 Oakwood (and 2 others)
#4 #4 Ogeechee Technical College $2,670 Statesboro (GA)
#5 #5 Albany Technical College $2,670 Albany (GA)
#6 #6 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College $2,670 Valdosta, Fitzgerald (GA)
#7 #7 Atlanta Technical College $2,314 Atlanta (GA)
#8 #8 West Georgia Technical College $2,670 Waco (GA)
#9 #9 Columbus Technical College $2,670 Columbus (GA)
#10 #10 Oconee Fall Line Technical College $2,410 Sandersville (GA)
#11 #11 Chattahoochee Technical College $2,670 Marietta (and 2 others)
#12 #12 Southeastern Technical College $2,403 Vidalia, Swainsboro (GA)
#13 #13 Augusta Technical College $2,848 Augusta (and 3 others)
#14 #14 Georgia Highlands College $2,780 Rome (GA)

2019 Online Community Colleges in Georgia - Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,020
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Locations: Milledgeville
  • Online Associate Degrees: 36
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A military-focused institution in Millidgeville, Georgia Military College offers Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs in three areas: business management, supervision and management, and supply chain management and logistics. Associate degree programs are available in 32 different disciplines including biology, cybersecurity, middle grades education, pre-nursing, psychology, social work, sociology and more. All programs are fully online; coursework is asynchronous, and students can log on and do class work when it is convenient for them. GMC’s campus locations provide full support and services to distance learners.

Online Associate Degrees (36)

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  • Annual Tuition: $2,848
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Locations: 4 Cities
  • Online Associate Degrees: 16
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Headquartered in Rock Spring, Georgia Northwestern Technical College offers six fully online Associate of Applied Science degree programs. These programs cover a range of subjects, such as accounting, business healthcare technology, and web site design and development. Additionally, this technical college offers a multitude of online diploma and certificate programs as well as some partially online programs. GNTC has partnered with online course provider Ed2Go, and more than 300 instructor-facilitated courses are available asynchronously. Further online courses are offered from Gatlin Educational Services. In addition, GNTC offers online licensing programs for real estate brokers, home appraisers, and home inspectors.

Online Associate Degrees (16)

Online Certificate Programs (38)

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  • Annual Tuition: $2,848
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Locations: Oakwood, Cumming, Commerce
  • Online Associate Degrees: 11
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A technical college with multiple locations in Georgia, Lanier Technical College offers associate degree programs in business management (three different tracks), business technology, criminal justice technology, emergency management, and fire science technology, as well as an Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technical Management. A variety of online certificate programs and diploma degree programs are also available. LTC uses the Blackboard online learning system to deliver coursework so that students can study anytime and anywhere. A mobile app is available for both Apple and Android. Prospective students can take the SmartMeasure assessment – available through LTC’s website – to see if online learning is a good fit for them.

Online Associate Degrees (11)

Online Certificate Programs (19)

  • Annual Tuition: $2,670
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Locations: Statesboro
  • Online Associate Degrees: 6
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Located in Statesboro, Georgia, Ogeechee Technical College offers associate degree programs, certificate programs, and diploma programs online. Six Associate in Applied Science degrees are available: business management, accounting, applied technical management, business technology, criminal justice, and health information management technology. OTC also offers nearly 22 online certificate programs. All students at OTC must take a proctored assignment or major examination; students who live more than 75 miles from the main campus can request approval for an off-site proctor.

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Online Certificate Programs (22)

  • Annual Tuition: $2,670
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Locations: Albany
  • Online Associate Degrees: 20
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Over 20 programs – associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas – are available at Albany Technical College in Albany, Georgia. Associate of Applied Science degrees and diploma programs are offered in accounting technology, business technology, business logistics management, business management, computer support specialist, criminal justice technology, cybersecurity, hotel restaurant and tourism management, and fire science technology. Additional AAS programs are available in health information technology and operations management. Also, ATC offers 19 online certificate programs. Other online courses are available as well. Generally, the Blackboard online learning system is used to deliver asynchronous coursework.

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  • Annual Tuition: $2,670
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Locations: Valdosta, Fitzgerald
  • Online Associate Degrees: 2
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Approximately 20 online programs are offered at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta, Georgia. Associate in Applied Science degree programs are available in accounting, business management (general or a choice of five tracks), business technology, and fire science technology. Online diploma programs are available in the same disciplines. In addition, online certificate programs are offered in child development specialist, early childhood program administration, fire officer, GaTAPP early childhood education precertification, quality assurance professional, quality assurance specialist, and technical specialist. WGTC delivers coursework for online programs via the Blackboard online learning system.

  • Annual Tuition: $2,314
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Locations: Atlanta
  • Online Associate Degrees: 16
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Atlanta Technical College offers online associate degrees in accounting, business and administrative technology, business management, and marketing management. Multiple tracks are available in each discipline. Several online certificate and diploma programs are offered as well.  The Georgia Virtual Technical Connection offers courses that are both synchronous and asynchronous; some courses require on-campus visits, but most are completely online. ATC uses the Blackboard online learning system to provide course material. Students are free to set their own study schedules; they simply have to meet assignment deadlines. ATC has also partnered with Ed2Go and Gatlin Education Services to provide many additional online courses.

Online Associate Degrees (16)

Online Certificate Programs (17)

  • Annual Tuition: $2,670
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Locations: Waco
  • Online Associate Degrees: 7
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West Georgia Technical College, located in La Grange, offers five programs that are available 100 percent online. Associate in Applied Science degree and diploma programs are available in six disciplines: accounting, fire science technology, business technology, marketing management, and business health technology. An AAS is also offered in cybersecurity. WGTC offers 21 online certificate programs as well. All of these programs are available 100 percent online. Coursework for WGTC’s online programs is delivered via the Backboard online learning system. An online orientation is available for students who have not used the system before.

Online Associate Degrees (7)

Online Certificate Programs (22)

  • Annual Tuition: $2,670
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Locations: Columbus
  • Online Associate Degrees: 1
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Located in Columbus, Georgia, Columbus Technical College offers online Associate of Applied Science degree programs in five disciplines: business studies, health studies, management and supervisory development, personal/public service, and technical studies. Students can also enroll in an online diploma program in management and supervisory Development. Online certificate programs are offered in certified Microsoft Office specialist and technical communications. CTC uses the Blackboard online management system to deliver coursework. Each online student has his/her own Student Information Portal which gives them access to email, library resources, and other material. Start and end dates for online courses are the same as GTC’s on-campus classes. Prospective students can take the SmarterMeasure assessment on the college’s website to determine if online learning is the best approach to education for them.

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $2,410
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Locations: Sandersville
  • Online Associate Degrees: 5
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More than 25 online programs are available at Oconee Fall Line Technical College, located in Sandersville, Georgia. These include Associate of Applied Science degrees in accounting, business technology, computer support specialist, criminal justice technology, and networking specialist. Diploma programs are offered in the same disciplines. In addition, OFLTC offers 17 online certificate programs in such subjects as child development specialist, early childhood exceptionalities, Microsoft Excel application specialist, and payroll accounting specialist. Hundreds of other online courses are available through course providers Ed2Go and JER Online. Those who are considering distance learning can take the SmarterMeasure assessment – available through the college’s website – to determine if online learning is the right approach to education for them.

Online Associate Degrees (5)

Online Certificate Programs (26)

  • Annual Tuition: $2,670
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Locations: Marietta, Jasper, Acworth
  • Online Associate Degrees: 9
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Located in Marietta, Georgia, Chattahoochee Technical College offers seven Associate of Applied Science degree programs: applied technical management, accounting, business management, business technology, health care management, interdisciplinary studies, and logistics and supply chain management. CTC offers 20 online certificate programs in such subjects as Microsoft Excel application, Microsoft Office application, small business management specialist, and tax preparation specialist. CTC requires that all students complete at least one proctored event at a specified campus on a specific day and time. Distance learners must get approval to hold the event at another location.

Online Associate Degrees (9)

Online Certificate Programs (33)

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  • Annual Tuition: $2,403
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Locations: Vidalia, Swainsboro
  • Online Associate Degrees: 8
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With its main campus in Vidalia, Southeastern Technical College offers online associate programs in business healthcare technology, business management, business technology, criminal justice technology, information technology professional, and web site design/development. In addition, STC offers online diplomas and certificates in 25 areas including cyber crime specialist, early childhood care and education basics, early childhood program administration, help desk specialist, Microsoft Excel application professional, Microsoft network administrator, Microsoft Office applications professional, and Microsoft Word application professional. Coursework is delivered via the Blackboard online management system.

Online Associate Degrees (8)

Online Certificate Programs (25)

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  • Annual Tuition: $2,848
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Locations: 4 Cities
  • Online Associate Degrees: 6
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Based in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta Technical College offers online Associate of Applied Science degree programs in accounting and business technology. An online diploma program in business technology is available in two tracks: business administrative assistant and medical administrative assistant. And online certificate programs are offered in administrative support assistant and Microsoft Office applications professional. Course material is delivered via the Blackboard online learning system. ATC also offers hundreds of online courses through online course provider Ed2Go.

  • Annual Tuition: $2,780
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Locations: Rome
  • Online Associate Degrees: 9
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Georgia Highlands College, with five locations in northwest Georgia, offers an online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and two online bachelor’s completion degrees (dental hygiene and nursing). Online Associate of Science programs are available in business, general studies, and teacher education for middle grades (STEM and non-STEM). Also, GHC offers online Associate of Arts degree programs: criminal justice, English, foreign language, history, and political science. Some online courses require students to go to GHC or another testing center for midterms and/or final exams. Online learning at GHC is done in several ways: web-based courses (traditional start and end dates, 95 to 100 percent online), e-classrooms (meet at specific times and use the Blackboard learning system), and hybrid (a blend of traditional classroom learning and online work).

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