2019 Best Online Community Colleges in Michigan

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These are the best community colleges in Michigan for students who want to pursue an associate degree or certificate entirely online. Tuition for these community colleges ranges from $3,040 at Bay Mills Community College to $6,300 at Lansing Community College, but all of the schools are great options for prospective students. They will find the widest selection of online associate degrees at #2-ranked Washtenaw Community College, which offers 17 fully-online associate degrees, including an AA in Secondary Education, an AAS in Retail Management, and an AA in Liberal Arts.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Campus Location
#1 #1 Jackson College $5,930 Jackson (MI)
#2 #2 Washtenaw Community College $3,240 Ann Arbor (MI)
#3 #3 Lansing Community College $6,300 Lansing (MI)
#4 #4 Macomb Community College $5,952 Warren, Clinton Township (MI)
#5 #5 Delta College $4,785 University Center (MI)
#6 #6 Kirtland Community College $3,540 Roscommon (MI)
#7 #7 Bay Mills Community College $3,040 Brimley (MI)
#8 #8 Gogebic Community College $3,720 Ironwood (MI)
#9 #9 St Clair County Community College $3,782 Port Huron (MI)
#10 #10 Schoolcraft College $5,146 Livonia (MI)

2019 Online Community Colleges in Michigan - 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: $5,930
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Jackson
  • Online Associate Degrees: 10
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Jackson Community College offers several online degree programs, including an Associate in Applied Science in Accounting, an Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration, an Associate in Arts, and an Associate in General Studies. These online programs are designed to advance students on their career path and prepare them with credits that can transfer to a four-year school. Jackson Community College also offers a few online certificate programs for those interested in furthering their skills in a particular area. These include a Certificate in Accounting, a Certificate in Business Administration, and a Certificate in Management.

  • Annual Tuition: $3,240
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Ann Arbor
  • Online Associate Degrees: 17
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Washtenaw Community College offers a number of online associate degree programs designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year school. Some of the degree programs they offer include an A.A. in Business, an A.A.S. in Accounting, an A.A. in Secondary Education, and an A.A.S. in Management. Additionally, Washtenaw Community College also has a variety of online certificate programs designed for those who aren’t interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Online certificate programs include a Certificate in Accounting for Business, a Certificate in Administrative Assistant, a Certificate in Core Business Skills, and an Advanced Certificate- Program in Java. Students can take courses completely online or opt for their blended program which combines online coursework with weekly class discussions on campus in Michigan.

Online Associate Degrees (17)

Online Certificate Programs (17)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Lansing
  • Online Associate Degrees: 4
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Lansing Community College offers both online degrees and hybrid programs that allow students to take classes online while still getting some face-to-face time with their professors. Students can access course lectures online and participate in class discussions, take quizzes, and upload assignments. Online degree options include an Associate in Arts in Criminal Justice, an Associate in Arts in Psychology, an Associate in Arts in Sociology and an Associate in Business in E-Business. Students can also opt for one of their online certificate programs including a Certificate of Achievement in E-Business and a Certificate of Completion - Correctional Officer.

  • Annual Tuition: $5,952
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Warren, Clinton Township
  • Online Associate Degrees: 6
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Macomb Community College provides maximum flexibility to distance learners as classes can be accessed at any time of the day or night. Their online degree and certificate programs can be taken either completely online or as a hybrid of online coursework and classes on campus. Some online degree programs they offer include an Associate of Business Administration in Accounting, an Associate of Business Administration in Finance, an Associate of Business Administration in General Business, and an Associate of Business Administration in Marketing. They also offer online certificate programs including a Certificate in Entrepreneurship with a focus in small business, a Certificate in Renewable Energy Technology, and a Skill Specific Certificate in Marketing with a focus in e-marketing.

Online Associate Degrees (6)

Online Certificate Programs (19)

  • Annual Tuition: $4,785
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: University Center
  • Online Associate Degrees: 1
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Delta College offers an online Associate in Business Studies degree program with a concentration in general management. Students will learn leadership, marketing, teamwork, customer service, and business ethics skills that will prepare them for a career managing daily operations at a chosen organization. The coursework is available entirely online. This is a cohort format, so students will start and finish their associate degree with the same group of students, allowing them to form a community and collaborate throughout the program.

  • Annual Tuition: $3,540
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Roscommon
  • Online Associate Degrees: 5
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Kirtland Community College offers students hybrid programs that include classes held on campus in Michigan as well as through Michigan College Online, or fully online programs that students can complete remotely. Online courses allow students to work at their own pace, repeat parts of the lecture until the concept is grasped, and complete coursework at times that are most convenient. This Michigan community college offers an online Associate in Accounting, Associate in Business Administration, Associate of Applied Science in Business Management and Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology degree programs. Additional online options include a Certificate in Accounting Clerk Specialist and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

  • Annual Tuition: $3,040
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Brimley
  • Online Associate Degrees: 2
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Online classes at Bay Mills Community College require students to complete weekly coursework on their own time while also participating in scheduled online class discussions. Free tutoring is available to local students on campus as well as online. Bay Mills Community College offers two online degree programs, an Associate of Arts in Business Administration and an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education. Both online degree programs are designed to prepare students for an advanced degree at a four-year college. Additionally, they offer an online Certificate of Completion in Early Childhood which is designed to prepare students for the CDA competency exam.

  • Annual Tuition: $3,720
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Ironwood
  • Online Associate Degrees: 7
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Gogebic Community College offers a variety of online Associate of Applied Business degree programs with focuses in accounting, general business, entrepreneurship, and computer programming, designed to prepare students for a career in the different fields of business. For students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree, this community college also offers an online Associate of Arts in Business Administration transfer program. Additionally, Gogebic Community College has a few online certificate programs to prepare students for entry-level positions, including a Certificate in Computer Programming, a Certificate in General Business and a Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing Specialist.

  • Annual Tuition: $3,782
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Port Huron
  • Online Associate Degrees: 4
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St. Clair County Community College offers online Associate in Arts and Associate in General Education degree programs. Their Associate in Arts degree program is intended for students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences. The Associate in General Education degree is designed for students looking for a solid education base. The curriculum contains courses required by four-year institutions but may not meet all of the general education requirements for transfer; students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor before enrolling. Additionally, they offer an online Associate of Business transfer degree program that teaches students the basics in business and is designed for those who plan to further their education with a bachelor’s degree in business.

  • Annual Tuition: $5,146
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Livonia
  • Online Associate Degrees: 7
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Schoolcraft College offers a wide variety of online associate degree and certificate programs within the business industry. Degree options that are offered completely online include an Associate of Applied Science in Business General, an Associate of Applied Science in Marketing & Applied Management, an Associate of Applied Science in Office Information Systems and an Associate of Applied Science in Small Business for Entrepreneurs. Math courses do require several exams to be taken on campus. Schoolcraft College’s online certificate programs include a Basic Certificate in Business and an Office Specialist Certificate.

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