Guide to Online Community Colleges

Online community colleges have become more popular due to the affordability and flexibility these schools offer. Learn what it means to study online at community college and how it can help you earn a terminal degree or transfer to a four-year school afterward.

Last Updated: 12/08/2020

Higher education is changing. Not only are more students considering two-year schools as their first stop after high school, but the explosion of online learning has made online community college a popular option. And the ubiquity of smartphones, built-in webcams, online learning software, and broadband internet has made the transition easier.

Online community colleges offer enormous benefits. Whether saving money or using self-paced study to balance non-academic obligations, it can help all types of students get the education they need. But how does it work? And what if you plan to transfer to a four-year college afterward? These are all great questions, and the following guide has answers, no matter your academic or career plans. See if an online community college has what you need to move your education forward.

Online Community Colleges by State

Hundreds of community colleges across the U.S. help students earn the certificate, diploma, or degree they need to begin or enhance their careers. If you’re looking for a community college near you, especially for one that offers online courses or programs, use the tool below to narrow down your choices.

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college name CITY zip Online courses Online programs in-state tuition enrollment
Central Alabama Community College Alexander City 35010 Yes No $4,870 $2,296
Chattahoochee Valley Community College Phenix City 36869 Yes No $4,860 2,232
Enterprise State Community College Enterprise 36330-1300 Yes No $4,800 2,409
Coastal Alabama Community College Bay Minette 36507-2698 Yes No $4,800 10,546
Gadsden State Community College Gadsden 35903 Yes Yes $3,888 6,678
George C Wallace Community College-Dothan Dothan 36303-9234 Yes No $4,740 6,283
George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Hanceville 35077-2000 Yes Yes $4,800 6,975
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Selma 36703-2808 Yes Yes $4,500 2,448
J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College Huntsville 35811 Yes No $4,770 1,121
Jefferson State Community College Birmingham 35215-3098 Yes Yes $4,860 13,617
John C Calhoun State Community College Tanner 35671 Yes Yes $4,880 15,020
Lawson State Community College Birmingham 35221-1717 Yes Yes $4,800 4,874
Lurleen B Wallace Community College Andalusia 36420-1418 Yes Yes $4,800 2,514
Northwest-Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals 35661 Yes Yes $4,771 4,934
Northeast Alabama Community College Rainsville 35986 Yes No $4,800 4,007
Bishop State Community College Mobile 36603-5898 Yes Yes $4,740 4,563
Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa 35405-8522 Yes Yes $4,541 7,044
Snead State Community College Boaz 35957-0734 Yes No $4,950 4,118
H Councill Trenholm State Community College Montgomery 36108-3199 Yes No $4,710 2,618
Bevill State Community College Jasper 35501 Yes Yes $5,150 5,637
Arizona Western College Yuma 85365-8834 Yes Yes $2,780 11,521
Central Arizona College Coolidge 85128-9030 Yes Yes $2,580 8,518
Cochise County Community College District Sierra Vista 85635-2317 Yes Yes $2,112 9,842
Eastern Arizona College Thatcher 85552-0769 Yes Yes $2,700 8,529
Glendale Community College Glendale 85302 Yes No $2,070 26,054
GateWay Community College Phoenix 85034 Yes No $2,070 7,685
Mesa Community College Mesa 85202 Yes Yes $2,070 29,837
Mohave Community College Kingman 86409-1238 Yes Yes $2,112 5,539
Northland Pioneer College Holbrook 86025-0610 Yes Yes $2,380 5,841
Phoenix College Phoenix 85013 Yes Yes $2,070 16,719
Pima Community College Tucson 85709-1275 Yes Yes $2,190 33,708
Rio Salado College Tempe 85281 Yes Yes $2,070 41,496
Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale 85256 Yes No $2,070 13,022
South Mountain Community College Phoenix 85042 Yes No $2,070 5,877
Yavapai College Prescott 86301 Yes Yes $2,492 9,809
Arkansas State University-Beebe Beebe 72012-1000 Yes Yes $2,928 4,716
Black River Technical College Pocahontas 72455 Yes Yes $3,216 2,182
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas De Queen 71832 Yes No $3,510 1,948
East Arkansas Community College Forrest City 72335-2204 Yes Yes $2,925 1,721
National Park College Hot Springs 71913 Yes Yes $4,550 3,278
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville Batesville 72503-3350 Yes Yes $2,526 1,610
Arkansas State University Mid-South West Memphis 72301-3829 Yes No $2,746 1,852
Arkansas Northeastern College Blytheville 72316-1109 Yes Yes $2,346 2,006
North Arkansas College Harrison 72601-5508 Yes Yes $2,352 2,311
Arkansas State University Three Rivers Malvern 72104-0816 Yes Yes $3,458 1,663
Ozarka College Melbourne 72556-0010 Yes Yes $3,004 1,554
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton Morrilton 72110 Yes No $3,216 2,475
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Helena 72342-0785 Yes Yes $3,020 1,941
Southeast Arkansas College Pine Bluff 71603 Yes Yes $3,855 1,731
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock 72118-3347 Yes Yes $5,670 7,488
University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Hope 71801 Yes Yes $2,980 1,996
University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain Mena 71953 Yes No $3,072 1,051
South Arkansas Community College El Dorado 71731-7010 Yes Yes $2,700 2,150
Southern Arkansas University Tech Camden 71701-1906 Yes Yes $4,977 1,968
College of Alameda Alameda 94501 Yes No $1,257 10,575
Allan Hancock College Santa Maria 93454-6399 Yes Yes $1,352 15,587
American River College Sacramento 95841-4286 Yes Yes $1,104 46,047
Barstow Community College Barstow 92311 Yes Yes $1,104 4,641
Butte College Oroville 95965-8399 Yes Yes $1,368 13,659
Cabrillo College Aptos 95003 Yes Yes $1,270 16,514
Canada College Redwood City 94061-1099 Yes Yes $1,362 10,123
College of the Canyons Santa Clarita 91355-1899 Yes No $1,156 35,018
Cerritos College Norwalk 90650-6298 Yes No $1,346 28,922
Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest 93555-9571 Yes Yes $1,290 9,825
Chabot College Hayward 94545 Yes Yes $1,144 20,005
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga 91737-3002 Yes No $1,172 30,177
Citrus College Glendora 91741-1899 Yes Yes $1,190 18,672
City College of San Francisco San Francisco 94112-1898 Yes No $1,144 39,537
Coastline Community College Fountain Valley 92708-2597 Yes Yes $1,150 19,804
Columbia College Sonora 95370 Yes No $1,176 3,602
Compton College Compton 90221-5393 Yes No $1,142 11,459
Contra Costa College San Pablo 94806-3195 Yes No $1,312 11,181
Cosumnes River College Sacramento 95823-5799 Yes Yes $1,104 21,015
Crafton Hills College Yucaipa 92339-1799 Yes No $1,144 9,306
Cuesta College San Luis Obispo 93403-8106 Yes Yes $1,338 15,640
Cuyamaca College El Cajon 92019 Yes No $1,340 13,454
De Anza College Cupertino 95014 Yes Yes $1,561 29,192
College of the Desert Palm Desert 92260 Yes No $1,335 14,374
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill 94523 Yes Yes $1,312 30,072
East Los Angeles College Monterey Park 91754-6099 Yes No $1,220 56,468
El Camino Community College District Torrance 90506 Yes No $1,144 34,373
Evergreen Valley College San Jose 95135-1598 Yes No $1,358 14,811
Fresno City College Fresno 93741 Yes No $1,304 37,849
Fullerton College Fullerton 92832-2095 Yes No $1,142 31,457
Gavilan College Gilroy 95020 Yes Yes $1,166 8,581
Glendale Community College Glendale 91208-2894 Yes No $1,175 19,230
Golden West College Huntington Beach 92647-2710 Yes Yes $1,180 17,732
Grossmont College El Cajon 92020-1799 Yes No $1,330 25,028
Hartnell College Salinas 93901 Yes Yes $1,420 18,538
Imperial Valley College Imperial 92251-0158 Yes No $1,125 10,628
Irvine Valley College Irvine 92618-0301 Yes No $1,144 19,299
Reedley College Reedley 93654 Yes No $1,304 18,167
Lake Tahoe Community College South Lake Tahoe 96150 Yes Yes $1,224 7,185
Laney College Oakland 94607 Yes No $1,257 17,068
Lassen Community College Susanville 96130 Yes Yes $1,127 4,890
Long Beach City College Long Beach 90808-1706 Yes No $1,556 33,098
Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington 90744-2397 Yes Yes $1,220 12,560
Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills 91371-0002 Yes No $1,220 27,577
Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles 90047-4899 Yes No $1,220 9,933
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles 90015-4181 Yes No $1,220 21,363
Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen 91401-4096 Yes No $1,220 26,594
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles 90029 Yes Yes $1,220 25,897
Los Angeles Mission College Sylmar 91342-3200 Yes No $1,220 16,005
Los Medanos College Pittsburg 94565 Yes Yes $1,312 13,687
College of Marin Kentfield 94904-2590 Yes No $1,494 7,327
Mendocino College Ukiah 95482 Yes No $1,423 6,477
Merced College Merced 95348-2898 Yes Yes $1,158 15,241
Merritt College Oakland 94619-3196 Yes No $1,257 12,264
Mission College Santa Clara 95054-1897 Yes Yes $1,192 12,435
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey 93940-4799 Yes Yes $1,176 12,220
Moorpark College Moorpark 93021-1695 Yes No $1,394 20,190
Mt San Antonio College Walnut 91789-1399 Yes Yes $1,350 39,020
Mt San Jacinto Community College District San Jacinto 92583-2399 Yes No $1,406 21,317
Napa Valley College Napa 94558-6236 Yes No $1,142 7,568
Ohlone College Fremont 94539-0390 Yes Yes $1,164 15,843
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa 92626 Yes No $1,188 27,475
Oxnard College Oxnard 93033-6699 Yes No $1,394 10,912
Palo Verde College Blythe 92225 Yes No $1,288 6,422
Palomar College San Marcos 92069-1487 Yes Yes $1,338 34,820
Pasadena City College Pasadena 91106-2003 Yes No $1,168 36,788
Porterville College Porterville 93257 Yes No $1,414 5,571
College of the Redwoods Eureka 95501-9300 Yes No $1,182 6,345
Riverside City College Riverside 92506 Yes No $1,420 30,458
Sacramento City College Sacramento 95822-1386 Yes Yes $1,104 31,490
Saddleback College Mission Viejo 92692-3635 Yes Yes $1,330 31,495
San Diego City College San Diego 92101-4787 Yes No $1,144 24,195
San Diego Miramar College San Diego 92126-2999 Yes Yes $1,144 26,785
San Joaquin Delta College Stockton 95207 Yes Yes $1,288 24,808
San Jose City College San Jose 95128-2798 Yes No $1,362 14,594
College of San Mateo San Mateo 94402-3784 Yes No $1,434 13,713
Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara 93109-2394 Yes Yes $1,374 21,423
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa 95401-4395 Yes Yes $1,324 29,046
College of the Sequoias Visalia 93277-2214 Yes No $1,390 16,022
Sierra College Rocklin 95677-3397 Yes No $1,144 25,854
College of the Siskiyous Weed 96094-2899 Yes Yes $1,156 2,834
San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino 92410-2798 Yes Yes $1,238 19,888
Southwestern College Chula Vista 91910-7299 Yes No $1,340 26,177
Taft College Taft 93268 Yes Yes $1,104 12,027
Ventura College Ventura 93003-3872 Yes No $1,394 19,133
Victor Valley College Victorville 92395-5850 Yes No $1,424 17,059
Berkeley City College Berkeley 94704 Yes No $1,257 10,549
West Hills College-Coalinga Coalinga 93210 Yes No $1,380 6,761
West Valley College Saratoga 95070-5698 Yes No $1,484 12,195
Yuba College Marysville 95901 Yes No $1,124 9,319
Aims Community College Greeley 80634 Yes Yes $1,826 8,895
Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely 81648-3598 Yes Yes $4,018 1,722
Community College of Aurora Aurora 80011-9036 Yes Yes $3,840 11,350
Lamar Community College Lamar 81052-3999 Yes Yes $4,000 989
Northeastern Junior College Sterling 80751-2944 Yes Yes $5,072 2,227
Otero Junior College La Junta 81050 Yes No $3,986 1,621
Trinidad State Junior College Trinidad 81082 Yes Yes $5,121 2,259
Asnuntuck Community College Enfield 6082 Yes Yes $4,556 2,508
Capital Community College Hartford 6103 Yes Yes $4,556 4,969
Housatonic Community College Bridgeport 06604-4704 Yes No $4,486 6,761
Manchester Community College Manchester 6040 Yes Yes $4,476 8,816
Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury 06708-3089 Yes Yes $4,516 8,564
Middlesex Community College Middletown 06457-4829 Yes No $4,476 3,854
Three Rivers Community College Norwich 6360 Yes Yes $4,556 5,307
Norwalk Community College Norwalk 6854 Yes No $4,546 7,593
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Winsted 6098 Yes No $4,506 1,815
Quinebaug Valley Community College Danielson 06239-1436 Yes No $4,506 1,748
Gateway Community College New Haven 6510 Yes No $4,496 9,740
Tunxis Community College Farmington 06032-3187 Yes Yes $4,556 5,777
Hillsborough Community College Tampa 33606-3584 Yes Yes $2,506 40,744
Albany Technical College Albany 31701 Yes Yes $2,996 4,583
Atlanta Technical College Atlanta 30310-4446 Yes Yes $3,084 5,725
Augusta Technical College Augusta 30906 Yes Yes $3,232 6,341
West Georgia Technical College Waco 30182 Yes Yes $3,052 10,043
Columbus Technical College Columbus 31904-6572 Yes Yes $3,042 4,826
Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome 30161 Yes Yes $3,062 7,904
Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin 30223-2042 Yes Yes $3,126 7,088
Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville 30043-5702 Yes Yes $3,236 12,364
Lanier Technical College Gainesville 30507 Yes Yes $3,666 5,861
Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta 30060 Yes Yes $3,120 15,030
North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville 30523 Yes Yes $3,002 3,668
Savannah Technical College Savannah 31405-5594 Yes No $3,022 5,786
South Georgia Technical College Americus 31709 Yes No $3,662 3,070
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta 31602-0929 Yes Yes $3,152 7,082
Honolulu Community College Honolulu 96817-4505 Yes Yes $3,174 5,089
Kapiolani Community College Honolulu 96816-4421 Yes Yes $3,284 9,819
Kauai Community College Lihue 96766-9500 Yes No $3,252 1,869
Leeward Community College Pearl City 96782-3366 Yes Yes $3,209 9,951
Windward Community College Kaneohe 96744-3528 Yes Yes $3,194 3,865
College of Eastern Idaho Idaho Falls 83404-5788 Yes Yes $3,126 2,038
North Idaho College Coeur d'Alene 83814-2199 Yes Yes $3,396 7,103
Southwestern Illinois College Belleville 62221-5899 Yes No $3,660 15,299
Black Hawk College Moline 61265-5899 Yes Yes $4,470 7,598
Carl Sandburg College Galesburg 61401 Yes Yes $4,810 2,928
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago 60601-2449 Yes Yes $3,504 12,389
Danville Area Community College Danville 61832-5118 Yes No $5,025 5,931
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn 60137-6599 Yes No $4,110 41,901
Elgin Community College Elgin 60123-7193 Yes No $3,180 14,547
Highland Community College Freeport 61032-9341 Yes Yes $4,302 2,832
Illinois Central College East Peoria 61635-0001 Yes Yes $4,500 12,478
Olney Central College Olney 62450 Yes Yes $4,098 1,786
Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby 61348-9692 Yes No $4,000 4,549
John A Logan College Carterville 62918-2500 Yes Yes $3,766 11,890
John Wood Community College Quincy 62305-8736 Yes Yes $4,890 2,935
Joliet Junior College Joliet 60431-8938 Yes Yes $4,440 23,030
Kankakee Community College Kankakee 60901 Yes Yes $4,830 4,913
Kaskaskia College Centralia 62801 Yes Yes $4,560 5,492
Kishwaukee College Malta 60150-9699 Yes Yes $4,890 4,736
College of Lake County Grayslake 60030-1198 Yes No $4,032 22,809
Lake Land College Mattoon 61938 Yes No $4,130 17,396
Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey 62035 Yes Yes $3,552 8,868
Lincoln Land Community College Springfield 62794-9256 Yes Yes $3,420 10,222
McHenry County College Crystal Lake 60012-2761 Yes Yes $3,584 10,941
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills 60465-0937 Yes No $4,446 22,597
Morton College Cicero 60804-4398 Yes No $4,798 6,951
Oakton Community College Des Plaines 60016-1268 Yes Yes $3,985 17,553
Parkland College Champaign 61821-1899 Yes No $5,130 11,367
Prairie State College Chicago Heights 60411-8226 Yes Yes $4,176 8,087
Rend Lake College Ina 62846 Yes No $4,050 4,370
Richland Community College Decatur 62521-8512 Yes Yes $4,500 4,176
Rock Valley College Rockford 61114-5699 Yes No $4,064 9,920
Sauk Valley Community College Dixon 61021-9112 Yes Yes $4,680 2,785
Shawnee Community College Ullin 62992 Yes No $3,750 3,344
Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg 62946 Yes Yes $4,020 3,778
Spoon River College Canton 61520-8622 Yes No $5,100 2,158
South Suburban College South Holland 60473-1200 Yes No $5,093 8,839
Triton College River Grove 60171-1995 Yes Yes $4,320 17,385
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove 60554-9454 Yes Yes $3,312 16,110
William Rainey Harper College Palatine 60067-7398 Yes Yes $3,774 23,364
Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis 46208-5752 Yes Yes $4,500 163,380
Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny 50023-3993 Yes Yes $4,800 35,938
Ellsworth Community College Iowa Falls 50126 Yes Yes $4,896 1,006
Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport 52801-1221 Yes Yes $5,376 12,770
Hawkeye Community College Waterloo 50701 Yes Yes $5,624 7,028
Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa 52501 Yes Yes $4,320 5,006
Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge 50501 Yes Yes $5,700 7,450
Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville 51334-2295 Yes Yes $6,588 2,953
Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs 51503-1057 Yes Yes $6,240 9,203
Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids 52406-2068 Yes Yes $5,028 19,389
Marshalltown Community College Marshalltown 50158 Yes Yes $4,896 2,422
North Iowa Area Community College Mason City 50401 Yes Yes $5,603 3,866
Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar 52132-0400 Yes Yes $5,940 5,972
Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon 51201 Yes Yes $6,240 2,796
Southeastern Community College West Burlington 52655-0180 Yes Yes $5,670 3,648
Southwestern Community College Creston 50801 Yes Yes $6,112 2,185
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City 51102-5199 Yes Yes $4,368 7,607
Allen County Community College Iola 66749 Yes Yes $3,080 3,967
Barton County Community College Great Bend 67530 Yes Yes $3,424 13,325
Butler Community College El Dorado 67042-3280 Yes Yes $3,121 12,005
Cloud County Community College Concordia 66901-1002 Yes Yes $3,180 2,711
Coffeyville Community College Coffeyville 67337-5064 Yes Yes $2,720 2,545
Colby Community College Colby 67701 Yes Yes $3,698 2,459
Cowley County Community College Arkansas City 67005 Yes Yes $3,120 4,207
Dodge City Community College Dodge City 67801-2399 Yes No $2,190 2,176
Flint Hills Technical College Emporia 66801-5957 Yes Yes $6,200 2,135
Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott 66701 Yes Yes $3,060 2,610
Garden City Community College Garden City 67846-6333 Yes No $3,240 2,470
Highland Community College Highland 66035-4165 Yes Yes $3,153 4,724
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson 67501 Yes Yes $3,120 8,286
Independence Community College Independence 67301-0708 Yes Yes $4,237 1,308
Johnson County Community College Overland Park 66210-1299 Yes Yes $2,820 28,592
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City 66112 Yes Yes $3,120 8,463
Labette Community College Parsons 67357-4201 Yes Yes $3,360 3,306
Manhattan Area Technical College Manhattan 66503-2499 Yes No $6,690 1,153
Neosho County Community College Chanute 66720 Yes Yes $4,930 2,722
North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit 67420 Yes No $6,398 1,219
Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland 67735 Yes Yes 908
Pratt Community College Pratt 67124 Yes Yes $3,584 1,751
Salina Area Technical College Salina 67401 Yes No $8,315 1,271
Seward County Community College Liberal 67901 Yes Yes $3,420 2,492
Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology Wichita 67226 Yes Yes $6,776 8,472
Ashland Community and Technical College Ashland 41101-3683 Yes Yes $4,368 3,438
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Bowling Green 42101-3601 Yes Yes $4,368 5,967
Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington 40506 Yes Yes $4,448 13,345
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Elizabethtown 42701-3081 Yes Yes $4,368 9,209
Hazard Community and Technical College Hazard 41701-2402 Yes Yes $4,368 4,693
Henderson Community College Henderson 42420-4699 Yes Yes $4,368 2,023
Hopkinsville Community College Hopkinsville 42240 Yes Yes $4,368 3,745
Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville 40202-2005 Yes Yes $4,448 16,465
Madisonville Community College Madisonville 42431 Yes Yes $4,368 5,588
Maysville Community and Technical College Maysville 41056 Yes Yes $4,368 5,332
Gateway Community and Technical College Florence 41042 Yes Yes $4,448 5,659
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah 42002-7380 Yes Yes $4,368 8,505
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Prestonsburg 41653 Yes Yes $4,368 5,204
Somerset Community College Somerset 42501-2973 Yes Yes $4,368 7,779
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Cumberland 40823 Yes Yes $4,368 4,829
Central Louisiana Technical Community College Alexandria 71301 Yes Yes $4,099 3,571
Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City 71111-6922 Yes Yes $4,156 9,237
Delgado Community College New Orleans 70119 Yes Yes $4,079 20,166
Nunez Community College Chalmette 70043 Yes No $4,175 3,338
Louisiana State University-Eunice Eunice 70535 Yes Yes $4,730 3,677
Fletcher Technical Community College Schriever 70395 Yes Yes $3,981 3,070
SOWELA Technical Community College Lake Charles 70615 Yes Yes $4,265 4,405
Southern University at Shreveport Shreveport 71107 Yes Yes $4,350 3,992
Northshore Technical Community College Lacombe 70445 Yes No $4,103 5,946
Central Maine Community College Auburn 04210-6498 Yes Yes $3,784 3,746
Eastern Maine Community College Bangor 4401 Yes No $3,818 3,145
Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield 04937-1367 Yes Yes $3,817 3,341
Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle 04769-2016 Yes No $3,741 1,108
Southern Maine Community College South Portland 04106-1698 Yes Yes $3,784 8,847
Washington County Community College Calais 4619 Yes No $3,784 489
Allegany College of Maryland Cumberland 21502-2596 Yes Yes $4,610 3,172
Anne Arundel Community College Arnold 21012-1895 Yes Yes $4,790 18,692
Baltimore City Community College Baltimore 21215-7893 Yes Yes $3,314 6,609
Cecil College North East 21901-1900 Yes Yes $4,650 3,201
College of Southern Maryland La Plata 20646-0910 Yes Yes $3,930 9,809
Chesapeake College Wye Mills 21679-0008 Yes Yes $3,890 2,790
Frederick Community College Frederick 21702-2964 Yes Yes $3,676 8,636
Garrett College McHenry 21541 Yes Yes $4,172 835
Hagerstown Community College Hagerstown 21742-6514 Yes Yes $4,290 5,749
Harford Community College Bel Air 21015-1698 Yes Yes $3,827 8,123
Howard Community College Columbia 21044-3197 Yes No $3,984 14,058
Montgomery College Rockville 20850 Yes Yes $5,322 29,960
Prince George's Community College Largo 20774-2199 Yes Yes $3,770 16,981
Wor-Wic Community College Salisbury 21804-7131 Yes Yes $3,336 4,052
Berkshire Community College Pittsfield 01201-5786 Yes No $5,492 2,243
Bristol Community College Fall River 02720-7395 Yes Yes $5,018 9,979
Bunker Hill Community College Boston 02129-2925 Yes Yes $4,704 18,239
Cape Cod Community College West Barnstable 02668-1599 Yes No $5,352 4,498
Greenfield Community College Greenfield 01301-9739 Yes Yes $5,570 2,517
Holyoke Community College Holyoke 1040 Yes Yes $5,114 6,832
Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills 02481-5399 Yes Yes $5,232 6,946
Massasoit Community College Brockton 02302-3996 Yes Yes $4,992 10,162
Middlesex Community College Bedford 01730-9124 Yes Yes $6,098 10,957
Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner 01440-1000 Yes Yes $5,668 5,152
North Shore Community College Danvers 01923-0840 Yes No $5,256 7,979
Northern Essex Community College Haverhill 01830-2399 Yes Yes $5,280 6,846
Quincy College Quincy 2169 Yes Yes $6,686 6,290
Quinsigamond Community College Worcester 01606-2092 Yes Yes $5,658 9,527
Roxbury Community College Roxbury Crossing 02120-3400 Yes No $5,224 2,964
Springfield Technical Community College Springfield 01105-1296 Yes Yes $5,328 6,799
Bay de Noc Community College Escanaba 49829-2511 Yes Yes $5,010 2,474
Mott Community College Flint 48503-2089 Yes Yes $4,170 10,176
Delta College University Center 48710 Yes Yes $4,130 10,809
Glen Oaks Community College Centreville 49032-9719 Yes Yes $3,672 1,610
Gogebic Community College Ironwood 49938 Yes Yes $5,072 1,195
Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids 49503-3295 Yes Yes $3,909 19,391
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo 49003-4070 Yes Yes $3,542 11,591
Kellogg Community College Battle Creek 49017-3397 Yes Yes $4,395 7,182
Kirtland Community College Grayling 49738 Yes Yes $4,260 1,914
Lansing Community College Lansing 48933 Yes Yes $3,690 16,382
Macomb Community College Warren 48088-3896 Yes Yes $3,437 28,017
Mid Michigan College Harrison 48625-9447 Yes Yes $4,820 4,963
Monroe County Community College Monroe 48161-9746 Yes No $4,048 3,778
Montcalm Community College Sidney 48885-9723 Yes No $4,590 2,113
Muskegon Community College Muskegon 49442-1432 Yes Yes $6,350 5,674
North Central Michigan College Petoskey 49770 Yes No $4,025 3,391
Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills 48304-2266 Yes Yes $2,468 25,217
St Clair County Community College Port Huron 48061-5015 Yes Yes $5,020 4,585
Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor 48105-4800 Yes Yes $2,520 21,182
Wayne County Community College District Detroit 48226 Yes No $3,042 20,391
West Shore Community College Scottville 49454-0277 Yes No $2,944 1,450
Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria 56308 Yes Yes $5,565 3,811
Anoka Technical College Anoka 55303 Yes Yes $5,734 2,503
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids 55433-3470 Yes Yes $5,207 11,550
Riverland Community College Austin 55912-1473 Yes Yes $5,732 4,609
Northwest Technical College Bemidji 56601-4907 Yes Yes $5,654 1,890
Central Lakes College-Brainerd Brainerd 56401-3900 Yes Yes $5,611 5,331
Dakota County Technical College Rosemount 55068-2999 Yes Yes $5,864 3,490
Lake Superior College Duluth 55811-3399 Yes Yes $5,334 7,645
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls 56537-1000 Yes Yes $5,560 7,871
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls 56241 Yes Yes $5,846 4,782
Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park 55445 Yes Yes $5,248 7,008
Hibbing Community College Hibbing 55746 Yes Yes $5,452 1,468
Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights 55076-3224 Yes Yes $5,485 6,369
Itasca Community College Grand Rapids 55744-3397 Yes Yes $5,467 1,681
South Central College North Mankato 56003-1920 Yes Yes $5,491 4,475
Mesabi Range College Virginia 55792 Yes Yes $5,467 1,744
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis 55403-1779 Yes Yes $5,545 10,032
North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park 55445 Yes Yes $4,566 9,400
Normandale Community College Bloomington 55431-4399 Yes Yes $5,964 14,765
Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls 56701 Yes Yes $5,715 4,668
Pine Technical & Community College Pine City 55063 Yes Yes $4,188 2,617
Rainy River Community College International Falls 56649-2160 Yes No $5,467 446
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester 55904-4999 Yes Yes $6,554 6,984
St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud 56303-1240 Yes Yes $5,538 5,608
Saint Paul College Saint Paul 55102-9808 Yes Yes $5,736 9,993
Vermilion Community College Ely 55731-1918 Yes No $5,467 900
Ridgewater College Willmar 56201 Yes Yes $5,939 4,492
Minnesota State College Southeast Winona 55987 Yes Yes $5,686 2,644
Century College White Bear Lake 55110 Yes Yes $5,578 12,468
Coahoma Community College Clarksdale 38614 Yes No $3,003 2,529
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson 39191 Yes Yes $3,180 3,949
East Central Community College Decatur 39327-0129 Yes No $2,950 3,192
East Mississippi Community College Scooba 39358-0158 Yes Yes $3,540 6,066
Hinds Community College Raymond 39154 Yes Yes $3,450 16,579
Holmes Community College Goodman 39079 Yes Yes $3,410 8,352
Itawamba Community College Fulton 38843-1099 Yes Yes $3,160 6,750
Jones County Junior College Ellisville 39437 Yes Yes $3,830 6,085
Meridian Community College Meridian 39307-5801 Yes Yes $3,278 4,602
Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead 38761 Yes No $3,085 3,631
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston 39573 Yes Yes $3,750 12,236
Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville 38829 Yes Yes $3,976 4,337
Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia 38668-1714 Yes Yes $3,190 10,746
Pearl River Community College Poplarville 39470 Yes Yes $3,500 6,405
Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit 39666-0000 Yes Yes $3,280 2,553
Crowder College Neosho 64850 Yes Yes $3,000 6,021
East Central College Union 63084 Yes Yes $3,096 3,570
Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield 65802 Yes Yes $3,536 16,751
Jefferson College Hillsboro 63050-2440 Yes Yes $3,840 5,539
State Technical College of Missouri Linn 65051-9607 Yes No $6,338 1,659
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Kansas City 64111-2429 Yes Yes $3,240 22,969
Mineral Area College Park Hills 63601-1000 Yes Yes $3,670 3,606
Moberly Area Community College Moberly 65270-1304 Yes Yes $3,510 7,450
Saint Louis Community College Bridgeton 63044 Yes Yes $3,405 27,771
Missouri State University-West Plains West Plains 65775-2715 Yes Yes $4,500 2,388
State Fair Community College Sedalia 65301-2199 Yes Yes $3,240 5,943
Three Rivers College Poplar Bluff 63901 Yes Yes $4,110 4,025
North Central Missouri College Trenton 64683 Yes Yes $3,750 2,623
Highlands College of Montana Tech Butte 59701 Yes Yes $3,580 1,000
Dawson Community College Glendive 59330 Yes Yes $3,870 839
Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell 59901 Yes Yes $4,991 3,615
Fort Peck Community College Poplar 59255-0398 Yes No $2,250 523
Great Falls College Montana State University Great Falls 59405 Yes Yes $3,418 2,235
Helena College University of Montana Helena 59601 Yes Yes $3,455 1,896
Miles Community College Miles City 59301-4774 Yes Yes $4,335 942
Central Community College Grand Island 68802-4903 Yes Yes $3,150 9,241
Metropolitan Community College Area Omaha 68111-1610 Yes Yes $3,105 24,321
Mid-Plains Community College North Platte 69101 Yes Yes $3,300 3,095
Nebraska Indian Community College Macy 68039-0428 Yes Yes $4,080 338
Northeast Community College Norfolk 68702-0469 Yes Yes $3,660 6,294
Southeast Community College Area Lincoln 68510-2449 Yes Yes $2,592 14,457
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Curtis 69025-9552 Yes Yes $5,347 428
Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff 69361-1899 Yes Yes $2,916 2,312
NHTI-Concord's Community College Concord 03301-7412 Yes Yes $7,250 5,983
White Mountains Community College Berlin 3570 Yes No $7,090 1,396
River Valley Community College Claremont 03743-9707 Yes No $6,940 1,827
Lakes Region Community College Laconia 3246 Yes No $6,738 2,002
Manchester Community College Manchester 03102-8518 Yes Yes $7,090 5,851
Nashua Community College Nashua 03063-1026 Yes Yes $7,140 3,499
Great Bay Community College Portsmouth 03801-2879 Yes No $7,200 3,553
Atlantic Cape Community College Mays Landing 08330-2699 Yes Yes $5,238 7,744
Bergen Community College Paramus 07652-1595 Yes Yes $4,573 18,482
Brookdale Community College Lincroft 07738-1597 Yes Yes $5,525 17,100
Rowan College at Burlington County Mount Laurel 08054-1599 Yes Yes $4,730 14,518
Camden County College Blackwood 8012 Yes Yes $4,320 16,520
County College of Morris Randolph 07869-2086 Yes Yes $5,190 10,805
Cumberland County College Vineland 08362-1500 Yes Yes $4,560 4,149
Essex County College Newark 7102 Yes Yes $4,995 10,496
Rowan College of South Jersey Gloucester Campus Sewell 8080 Yes Yes $4,560 10,275
Hudson County Community College Jersey City 7306 Yes Yes $4,814 11,749
Mercer County Community College West Windsor 08550-3407 Yes Yes $4,669 10,751
Middlesex County College Edison 08818-3050 Yes No $3,564 16,328
Ocean County College Toms River 08754-2001 Yes Yes $4,575 14,516
Passaic County Community College Paterson 07505-1179 Yes Yes $5,400 10,499
Salem Community College Carneys Point 08069-2799 Yes Yes $5,400 1,567
Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg 8876 Yes Yes $4,852 11,138
Union County College Cranford 07016-1528 Yes Yes $5,281 13,018
Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque 87106 Yes Yes $1,650 34,540
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces 88011 Yes Yes $1,776 10,521
Clovis Community College Clovis 88101-8381 Yes Yes $1,376 4,928
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell 88202-6000 Yes Yes $2,256 3,269
New Mexico Junior College Hobbs 88240 Yes Yes $1,320 3,171
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus Gallup 87301 Yes No $1,932 2,912
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus Los Alamos 87544 Yes No $2,151 1,907
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Alamogordo 88310 Yes Yes $2,064 3,025
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Carlsbad 88220 Yes Yes $1,276 3,144
New Mexico State University-Grants Grants 87020-2025 Yes Yes $2,064 1,639
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Los Lunas 87031-7633 Yes No $1,878 3,609
San Juan College Farmington 87402-4699 Yes Yes $1,546 9,717
Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe 87508-4887 Yes Yes $1,755 6,466
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Albuquerque 87120-3101 Yes Yes $1,095 522
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Ranchos de Taos 87557 Yes No $1,902 1,726
Mesalands Community College Tucumcari 88401-3352 Yes No $2,004 1,801
Adirondack Community College Queensbury 12804 Yes Yes $5,778 4,771
SUNY Broome Community College Binghamton 13901-1001 Yes No $5,638 8,984
Cayuga County Community College Auburn 13021-3099 Yes Yes $5,560 7,079
Clinton Community College Plattsburgh 12901 Yes Yes $6,831 1,621
Columbia-Greene Community College Hudson 12534 Yes Yes $5,328 2,069
SUNY Corning Community College Corning 14830 Yes Yes $5,628 4,940
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College New York 10007 Yes No $5,170 35,180
CUNY Bronx Community College Bronx 10453 Yes No $5,206 14,373
CUNY Hostos Community College Bronx 10451 Yes Yes $5,208 9,726
CUNY Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn 11235 Yes No $5,252 19,889
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Long Island City 11101 Yes No $5,218 24,997
CUNY Queensborough Community College Bayside 11364-1497 Yes No $5,210 19,921
Dutchess Community College Poughkeepsie 12601-1595 Yes No $4,690 10,950
Erie Community College Buffalo 14203-2698 Yes Yes $5,575 18,969
Finger Lakes Community College Canandaigua 14424-8395 Yes Yes $5,296 8,907
Fulton-Montgomery Community College Johnstown 12095-3790 Yes Yes $5,470 2,771
Genesee Community College Batavia 14020 Yes Yes $4,840 6,920
Herkimer County Community College Herkimer 13350-1598 Yes Yes $5,580 3,524
Hudson Valley Community College Troy 12180 Yes Yes $5,962 15,584
Jamestown Community College Jamestown 14701 Yes Yes $6,100 5,458
Jefferson Community College Watertown 13601-1897 Yes Yes $5,592 4,500
Mohawk Valley Community College Utica 13501-5394 Yes Yes $5,500 8,661
Monroe Community College Rochester 14623 Yes Yes $5,336 25,256
Nassau Community College Garden City 11530-6793 Yes No $6,130 24,575
Niagara County Community College Sanborn 14132 Yes Yes $5,263 4,679
North Country Community College Saranac Lake 12983-0089 Yes Yes $6,258 2,311
Onondaga Community College Syracuse 13215-4585 Yes Yes $5,574 12,722
Orange County Community College Middletown 10940 Yes Yes $5,788 8,079
Rockland Community College Suffern 10901-3699 Yes Yes $5,348 9,457
Schenectady County Community College Schenectady 12305 Yes Yes $5,212 6,835
Sullivan County Community College Loch Sheldrake 12759-5151 Yes Yes $5,925 1,969
Tompkins Cortland Community College Dryden 13053-0139 Yes Yes $6,258 8,946
Ulster County Community College Stone Ridge 12484 Yes Yes $5,540 4,485
SUNY Westchester Community College Valhalla 10595 Yes No $5,036 20,136
College of the Albemarle Elizabeth City 27906-2327 Yes Yes $2,245 3,351
South Piedmont Community College Polkton 28135 Yes Yes $1,995 3,942
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville 28801-4897 Yes Yes $2,632 10,333
Beaufort County Community College Washington 27889 Yes Yes $2,518 2,049
Bladen Community College Dublin 28332 Yes Yes $2,558 1,663
Blue Ridge Community College Flat Rock 28731-4728 Yes Yes $2,651 2,869
Brunswick Community College Bolivia 28422-9021 Yes Yes $2,532 2,000
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Hudson 28638 Yes Yes $2,522 4,654
Cape Fear Community College Wilmington 28401-3910 Yes Yes $2,748 11,557
Carteret Community College Morehead City 28557-2989 Yes Yes $2,547 2,267
Catawba Valley Community College Hickory 28602-0699 Yes Yes $2,347 6,032
Central Carolina Community College Sanford 27330-9840 Yes Yes $2,554 6,911
Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte 28204 Yes Yes $2,792 29,279
Cleveland Community College Shelby 28152-6224 Yes Yes $2,552 3,715
Coastal Carolina Community College Jacksonville 28546-6816 Yes Yes $2,462 5,892
Craven Community College New Bern 28562-4900 Yes Yes $2,023 4,439
Davidson County Community College Thomasville 27360-7385 Yes Yes $2,588 5,123
Durham Technical Community College Durham 27703-5023 Yes Yes $1,958 8,053
Edgecombe Community College Tarboro 27886 Yes Yes $2,640 2,828
Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville 28303-0236 Yes Yes $2,544 18,331
Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem 27103-5197 Yes Yes $2,004 11,450
Gaston College Dallas 28034 Yes Yes $2,704 8,484
Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown 27282 Yes Yes $2,319 13,961
Halifax Community College Weldon 27890 Yes No $2,608 1,499
Haywood Community College Clyde 28721-9901 Yes Yes $2,580 2,090
Isothermal Community College Spindale 28160-0804 Yes Yes $1,934 2,680
James Sprunt Community College Kenansville 28349 Yes Yes $2,570 1,572
Johnston Community College Smithfield 27577-2350 Yes Yes $2,657 5,331
Lenoir Community College Kinston 28502-0188 Yes Yes $2,568 3,719
Martin Community College Williamston 27892-9988 Yes No $1,915 983
Mayland Community College Spruce Pine 28777 Yes Yes $2,558 1,444
McDowell Technical Community College Marion 28752-8728 Yes No $1,926 1,395
Mitchell Community College Statesville 28677-5293 Yes Yes $2,651 4,125
Montgomery Community College Troy 27371 Yes Yes $2,537 1,025
Nash Community College Rocky Mount 27804 Yes Yes $2,632 4,734
Pamlico Community College Grantsboro 28529 Yes Yes $1,867 715
Piedmont Community College Roxboro 27573 Yes Yes $2,546 1,681
Pitt Community College Winterville 28590 Yes Yes $1,940 12,363
Randolph Community College Asheboro 27205 Yes Yes $2,373 3,528
Richmond Community College Hamlet 28345-1189 Yes Yes $2,516 3,118
Roanoke-Chowan Community College Ahoskie 27910-9522 Yes Yes $2,642 956
Robeson Community College Lumberton 28360 Yes Yes $2,563 2,498
Rockingham Community College Wentworth 27375-0038 Yes No $1,966 2,205
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury 28146 Yes Yes $2,632 8,282
Sampson Community College Clinton 28328-0318 Yes No $2,783 2,143
Sandhills Community College Pinehurst 28374 Yes Yes $2,764 5,164
Southeastern Community College Whiteville 28472-5422 Yes Yes $2,595 1,933
Southwestern Community College Sylva 28779 Yes Yes $2,213 3,144
Stanly Community College Albemarle 28001 Yes Yes $2,673 3,638
Surry Community College Dobson 27017-8432 Yes Yes $2,663 4,221
Alamance Community College Graham 27253-8000 Yes Yes $2,492 5,490
Tri-County Community College Murphy 28906 Yes Yes $2,363 1,397
Vance-Granville Community College Henderson 27537 Yes Yes $1,948 3,799
Wake Technical Community College Raleigh 27603-5696 Yes Yes $2,768 29,844
Wayne Community College Goldsboro 27534-8002 Yes Yes $2,524 4,224
Western Piedmont Community College Morganton 28655-4511 Yes Yes $2,577 2,410
Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro 28697 Yes Yes $2,572 3,322
Wilson Community College Wilson 27893-3310 Yes No $2,572 2,604
Lake Region State College Devils Lake 58301-1598 Yes Yes $4,655 3,043
Cankdeska Cikana Community College Fort Totten 58335 Yes No $3,300 293
North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton 58076-0002 Yes Yes $5,317 3,625
Dakota College at Bottineau Bottineau 58318-1198 Yes Yes $4,883 1,276
Williston State College Williston 58801 Yes Yes $5,378 1,589
University of Akron Wayne College Orrville 44667 Yes No $6,116 2,369
Belmont College St Clairsville 43950 Yes Yes $4,098 1,268
Central Ohio Technical College Newark 43055-1767 Yes Yes $4,656 5,232
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati 45223-2690 Yes Yes $4,446 12,042
Columbus State Community College Columbus 43215 Yes Yes $4,588 46,559
Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland 44115-2878 Yes Yes $3,436 33,892
Edison State Community College Piqua 45356-9239 Yes Yes $4,874 4,508
Hocking College Nelsonville 45764 Yes Yes $5,180 4,289
Eastern Gateway Community College Steubenville 43952-3598 Yes Yes $4,015 26,701
Lakeland Community College Kirtland 44094-5198 Yes Yes $3,482 9,309
James A Rhodes State College Lima 45804 Yes Yes $4,085 5,155
Marion Technical College Marion 43302-5694 Yes Yes $5,222 3,096
Zane State College Zanesville 43701-2626 Yes Yes $5,156 2,888
Northwest State Community College Archbold 43502-9542 Yes Yes $4,218 6,047
Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Wooster 44691-4000 Yes No $7,973 720
Owens Community College Perrysburg 43551 Yes No $5,270 16,212
Stark State College North Canton 44720 Yes Yes $4,190 14,540
Southern State Community College Hillsboro 45133-9406 Yes Yes $5,162 3,612
Terra State Community College Fremont 43420-9670 Yes Yes $5,228 3,051
Washington State Community College Marietta 45750 Yes Yes $3,878 2,327
Carl Albert State College Poteau 74953-5208 Yes Yes $3,818 2,401
Connors State College Warner 74469 Yes Yes $3,624 2,721
Eastern Oklahoma State College Wilburton 74578-4999 Yes Yes $4,572 1,950
Redlands Community College El Reno 73036-5304 Yes Yes $5,360 2,605
Murray State College Tishomingo 73460 Yes Yes $6,910 2,780
Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa 74653 Yes Yes $3,480 5,809
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Miami 74354 Yes No $4,913 2,456
Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City 73159-9987 Yes Yes $4,059 17,861
Rose State College Midwest City 73110-2799 Yes Yes $4,531 9,836
Seminole State College Seminole 74868-1901 Yes No $5,190 2,053
Tulsa Community College Tulsa 74135-6198 Yes Yes $3,445 22,918
Western Oklahoma State College Altus 73521-1397 Yes Yes $4,662 1,676
Blue Mountain Community College Pendleton 97801 Yes No $6,223 3,297
Central Oregon Community College Bend 97703 Yes No $4,311 8,219
Chemeketa Community College Salem 97305 Yes Yes $5,175 16,555
Clackamas Community College Oregon City 97045-8980 Yes Yes $5,079 13,362
Clatsop Community College Astoria 97103 Yes No $4,230 2,096
Lane Community College Eugene 97405-0640 Yes Yes $4,956 15,319
Linn-Benton Community College Albany 97321 Yes Yes $5,105 10,347
Mt Hood Community College Gresham 97030 Yes Yes $5,159 15,057
Portland Community College Portland 97219-7132 Yes Yes $4,558 46,174
Rogue Community College Grants Pass 97527-9291 Yes Yes $4,716 8,756
Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay 97420-2193 Yes Yes $6,161 2,949
Treasure Valley Community College Ontario 97914 Yes No $5,625 3,668
Umpqua Community College Roseburg 97470-0226 Yes Yes $5,101 3,312
Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh 15233-1895 Yes Yes $4,489 26,242
Community College of Beaver County Monaca 15061-2588 Yes Yes $6,420 2,966
Bucks County Community College Newtown 18940-4106 Yes Yes $4,898 13,315
Butler County Community College Butler 16002 Yes Yes $5,100 4,491
Delaware County Community College Media 19063-1094 Yes Yes $5,720 16,428
Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg 17110-2999 Yes Yes $6,683 25,707
Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville 18078-2598 Yes Yes $4,260 10,082
Luzerne County Community College Nanticoke 18634-3899 Yes Yes $5,670 7,207
Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell 19422-0796 Yes Yes $5,730 16,484
Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem 18020-7599 Yes Yes $4,530 13,690
Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia 19130-3991 Yes Yes $4,632 23,138
University of Pittsburgh-Titusville Titusville 16354 Yes No $12,006 252
Reading Area Community College Reading 19602 Yes Yes $5,670 5,977
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Lancaster 17602-3198 Yes No $8,250 1,535
Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood 15697-1895 Yes Yes $5,454 7,243
Community College of Rhode Island Warwick 02886-1807 Yes Yes $4,700 18,917
Aiken Technical College Graniteville 29829 Yes Yes $4,826 3,097
Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort 29901-1288 Yes Yes $4,852 3,174
Northeastern Technical College Cheraw 29520 Yes No $4,518 1,972
Denmark Technical College Denmark 29042 Yes No $5,647 842
Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence 29501-0548 Yes No $4,772 5,335
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway 29526 Yes Yes $4,372 8,785
Midlands Technical College West Columbia 29170-2176 Yes Yes $4,788 13,163
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Orangeburg 29118-8299 Yes Yes $4,570 3,385
Piedmont Technical College Greenwood 29646 Yes Yes $4,547 6,133
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Lancaster 29720-0889 Yes No $7,558 2,107
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Allendale 29810-0617 Yes No $7,558 1,120
University of South Carolina-Sumter Sumter 29150-2498 Yes No $7,558 1,379
University of South Carolina-Union Union 29379-0729 Yes No $7,558 1,445
Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg 29303 Yes Yes $4,782 6,244
Central Carolina Technical College Sumter 29150-2499 Yes Yes $5,549 4,698
Tri-County Technical College Pendleton 29670 Yes Yes $4,448 7,722
Trident Technical College Charleston 29423-8067 Yes Yes $4,648 17,167
Williamsburg Technical College Kingstree 29556-4197 Yes Yes $4,488 1,016
York Technical College Rock Hill 29730 Yes No $5,005 5,819
Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown 57201-0730 Yes Yes $5,514 2,623
Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell 57301 Yes Yes $6,944 1,449
Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls 57107-1301 Yes Yes $6,448 2,995
Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City 57703-4018 Yes Yes $8,254 1,581
Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga 37406-1097 Yes Yes $4,063 10,630
Cleveland State Community College Cleveland 37312 Yes No $4,338 4,284
Columbia State Community College Columbia 38401 Yes No $4,582 8,199
Dyersburg State Community College Dyersburg 38024-2411 Yes No $4,338 3,746
Jackson State Community College Jackson 38301-3797 Yes No $4,324 6,590
Motlow State Community College Tullahoma 37388 Yes Yes $4,344 8,577
Nashville State Community College Nashville 37209-4515 Yes Yes $4,294 11,161
Roane State Community College Harriman 37748 Yes Yes $4,652 7,178
Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis 38103 Yes Yes $4,352 13,176
Pellissippi State Community College Knoxville 37933-0990 Yes No $4,378 15,089
Northeast State Community College Blountville 37617-0246 Yes Yes $4,350 7,465
Volunteer State Community College Gallatin 37066-3188 Yes Yes $4,332 11,772
Walters State Community College Morristown 37813-6899 Yes Yes $4,327 7,739
Alvin Community College Alvin 77511-4898 Yes Yes $1,682 8,115
Amarillo College Amarillo 79109 Yes Yes $2,136 12,510
Angelina College Lufkin 75902-1768 Yes No $2,820 6,382
Coastal Bend College Beeville 78102 Yes No $2,633 6,472
Blinn College Brenham 77833-4098 Yes Yes $2,928 28,151
Brookhaven College Farmers Branch 75244-4997 Yes No $1,770 25,659
Cedar Valley College Lancaster 75134-3799 Yes Yes $1,770 16,540
Central Texas College Killeen 76549-4199 Yes Yes $2,700 28,248
Cisco College Cisco 76437 Yes No $3,810 4,763
Clarendon College Clarendon 79226 Yes Yes $3,390 3,775
North Central Texas College Gainesville 76240-4699 Yes Yes $2,400 15,133
Del Mar College Corpus Christi 78404-3897 Yes Yes $2,868 16,264
Eastfield College Mesquite 75150-2099 Yes No $1,770 28,791
El Centro College Dallas 75202-3604 Yes No $1,770 20,508
El Paso Community College El Paso 79925-6507 Yes Yes $3,010 38,292
Frank Phillips College Borger 79008-5118 Yes Yes $3,308 1,789
Trinity Valley Community College Athens 75751 Yes Yes $2,640 9,896
Hill College Hillsboro 76645 Yes No $2,382 7,013
Houston Community College Houston 77002 Yes Yes $1,848 81,570
Howard College Big Spring 79720 Yes No $2,560 5,535
Kilgore College Kilgore 75662-3299 Yes Yes $2,064 7,108
Lamar State College-Orange Orange 77630 Yes No $3,192 3,003
Lamar State College-Port Arthur Port Arthur 77640 Yes No $4,331 3,050
Lee College Baytown 77520 Yes No $2,166 10,799
College of the Mainland Texas City 77591-2499 Yes Yes $1,773 5,932
McLennan Community College Waco 76708 Yes Yes $3,450 13,980
Mountain View College Dallas 75211-6599 Yes No $1,770 19,574
Navarro College Corsicana 75110 Yes Yes $2,742 11,869
Lone Star College System The Woodlands 77381-4399 Yes Yes $1,724 109,742
North Lake College Irving 75038-3899 Yes No $1,770 20,295
Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant 75455 Yes Yes $2,969 4,575
Odessa College Odessa 79764 Yes No $2,184 9,163
Texas Southmost College Brownsville 78520 Yes No $3,148 9,761
Panola College Carthage 75633-2397 Yes Yes $2,016 3,485
Paris Junior College Paris 75460 Yes No $2,430 7,204
Ranger College Ranger 76470 Yes Yes $3,065 3,537
Richland College Dallas 75243-2199 Yes No $1,770 36,097
St Philip's College San Antonio 78203-2098 Yes Yes $3,030 20,890
San Antonio College San Antonio 78212-3941 Yes Yes $3,030 29,795
San Jacinto Community College Pasadena 77505 Yes Yes $1,872 42,820
South Plains College Levelland 79336 Yes No $2,240 12,332
Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde 78801-6297 Yes No $2,502 8,612
Tarrant County College District Fort Worth 76102-6524 Yes Yes $1,728 76,163
Temple College Temple 76504-7435 Yes No $2,424 6,808
Texarkana College Texarkana 75599 Yes No $2,308 5,615
Vernon College Vernon 76384-4092 Yes No $3,160 4,017
Victoria College Victoria 77901 Yes No $2,400 4,988
Weatherford College Weatherford 76086-5699 Yes Yes $2,710 6,994
Western Texas College Snyder 79549 Yes Yes $2,790 4,917
Wharton County Junior College Wharton 77488 Yes No $2,352 9,699
Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City 84123 Yes No $3,929 41,007
Community College of Vermont Montpelier 5602 Yes Yes $6,654 9,567
Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave 24486-0080 Yes No $5,364 5,603
Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg 24502-2498 Yes Yes $4,838 5,491
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge 24422-1000 Yes No $4,710 1,387
Danville Community College Danville 24541-4004 Yes Yes $4,725 3,999
Eastern Shore Community College Melfa 23410 Yes No $4,800 818
Germanna Community College Locust Grove 22508-2102 Yes No $4,913 9,583
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond 23228-2327 Yes Yes $4,998 13,001
John Tyler Community College Chester 23831-5316 Yes Yes $4,800 14,022
Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown 22645 Yes Yes $4,739 9,054
Mountain Empire Community College Big Stone Gap 24219 Yes Yes $4,710 3,414
New River Community College Dublin 24084-3660 Yes Yes $4,697 6,192
Northern Virginia Community College Annandale 22003-3796 Yes Yes $5,610 73,642
Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville 24112 Yes Yes $4,720 2,932
Paul D Camp Community College Franklin 23851 Yes Yes $4,730 1,784
Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville 22902-7589 Yes Yes $4,790 7,178
Rappahannock Community College Glenns 23149-2616 Yes Yes $4,820 4,041
Richard Bland College South Prince George 23805-7100 Yes Yes $8,100 2,746
Southside Virginia Community College Alberta 23821 Yes Yes $4,695 4,475
Southwest Virginia Community College Cedar Bluff 24609 Yes Yes $4,703 3,056
Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton 23666 Yes Yes $4,806 11,588
Tidewater Community College Norfolk 23510 Yes Yes $5,561 31,098
Virginia Highlands Community College Abingdon 24212-0828 Yes No $4,800 3,038
Virginia Western Community College Roanoke 24015 Yes Yes $5,355 9,384
Wytheville Community College Wytheville 24382-3308 Yes Yes $4,725 3,355
Big Bend Community College Moses Lake 98837-3299 Yes No $4,381 3,242
Everett Community College Everett 98201 Yes Yes $3,881 14,441
Bates Technical College Tacoma 98405 Yes Yes $6,497 6,886
Shoreline Community College Shoreline 98133-5696 Yes Yes $3,981 8,899
South Puget Sound Community College Olympia 98512-6292 Yes No $4,592 7,277
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Mount Gay 25637 Yes No $4,084 1,745
West Virginia Northern Community College Wheeling 26003-3699 Yes No $4,155 2,352
Blackhawk Technical College Janesville 53547-5009 Yes No $4,440 2,715
Fox Valley Technical College Appleton 54912-2277 Yes Yes $4,640 18,329
Gateway Technical College Kenosha 53144-1690 Yes Yes $4,527 14,642
Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland 53015-1414 Yes Yes $4,341 3,596
Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids 54494 Yes Yes $4,561 3,530
Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee 53233-1443 Yes Yes $4,658 23,203
Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac 54936-1940 Yes Yes $4,440 7,405
Nicolet Area Technical College Rhinelander 54501-0518 Yes Yes $4,440 1,835
Northcentral Technical College Wausau 54401-1899 Yes Yes $3,609 9,359
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay 54307-9042 Yes Yes $4,577 14,768
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Fennimore 53809-9778 Yes Yes $4,433 3,757
Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire 54701-6162 Yes Yes $4,433 11,932
Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee 53072-4601 Yes Yes $4,516 11,409
Western Technical College La Crosse 54601 Yes Yes $4,440 5,621
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake 54871-8727 Yes Yes $4,704 4,298
Casper College Casper 82601-4699 Yes Yes $3,834 5,123
Central Wyoming College Riverton 82501 Yes Yes $4,200 2,515
Eastern Wyoming College Torrington 82240-1699 Yes Yes $4,110 2,172
Laramie County Community College Cheyenne 82007-3299 Yes Yes $4,433 5,920
Northwest College Powell 82435-1898 Yes Yes $4,270 1,948
Northern Wyoming Community College District Sheridan 82801 Yes Yes $4,170 6,375
Western Wyoming Community College Rock Springs 82901 Yes Yes $3,930 4,888
Georgia State University-Perimeter College Atlanta 30303-3083 Yes Yes $3,360 25,623
Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clarkston 30021-2397 Yes Yes $3,188 5,114
Warren County Community College Washington 07882-4343 Yes No $5,190 3,775
Palo Alto College San Antonio 78224-2499 Yes Yes $3,030 16,650
Athens Technical College Athens 30601 Yes Yes $2,794 6,365
Sussex County Community College Newton 7860 Yes Yes $5,400 3,617
Owensboro Community and Technical College Owensboro 42303 Yes Yes $4,368 5,426
Southern Union State Community College Wadley 36276 Yes No $4,800 7,060
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College Hayward 54843 Yes No $4,590 391
St Charles Community College Cottleville 63376-0975 Yes Yes $2,880 9,023
Luna Community College Las Vegas 87701 Yes Yes $962 1,591
Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix 85032 Yes Yes $2,070 12,170
Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler 85225-2499 Yes Yes $2,070 19,552
Suffolk County Community College Selden 11784-2899 Yes Yes $6,052 32,026
Las Positas College Livermore 94551-7650 Yes Yes $1,164 12,372
Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro 30458 Yes Yes $3,140 3,022
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Bentonville 72712-5091 Yes Yes $2,632 11,322
Southeastern Technical College Vidalia 30474 Yes Yes $3,127 2,608
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet 55720-2342 Yes Yes $5,461 2,324
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Big Spring 79720-7298 Yes No $2,560 95
Hawaii Community College Hilo 96720-5096 Yes No $3,204 3,354
Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College Ruidoso 88345 Yes Yes $1,300 883
Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale 85392-1000 Yes Yes $2,070 13,772
Heartland Community College Normal 61761-9446 Yes Yes $4,740 8,608
Copper Mountain Community College Joshua Tree 92252 Yes No $1,112 2,321
Santiago Canyon College Orange 92869-4512 Yes No $1,154 16,944
Frontier Community College Fairfield 62837 Yes Yes $4,098 8,016
Lincoln Trail College Robinson 62454 Yes Yes $4,098 1,314
Wabash Valley College Mount Carmel 62863 Yes Yes $4,098 15,113
Coconino Community College Flagstaff 86005-2701 Yes Yes $2,664 5,900
Carroll Community College Westminster 21157 Yes Yes $4,128 4,256
Leech Lake Tribal College Cass Lake 56633 Yes No $4,198 255
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Johnstown 15904-2949 Yes Yes $6,180 3,384
Northwest Vista College San Antonio 78251 Yes Yes $3,030 24,768
Oconee Fall Line Technical College Sandersville 31082 Yes Yes $3,062 2,208
York County Community College Wells 4090 Yes Yes $3,630 2,206
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Mountain Home 72653 Yes No $2,904 1,867
Columbia Gorge Community College The Dalles 97058 Yes No $4,572 1,686
Tillamook Bay Community College Tillamook 97141 Yes Yes $3,996 741
Oregon Coast Community College Newport 97366 Yes No $4,716 759
Klamath Community College Klamath Falls 97603-7121 Yes Yes $4,425 3,088
South Louisiana Community College Lafayette 70506-4109 Yes Yes $4,205 9,113
Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore 21237 Yes Yes $4,354 26,826
River Parishes Community College Gonzales 70737 Yes No $4,079 4,410
Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge 70806 Yes Yes $4,221 11,633
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Moorefield 26836-0000 Yes Yes $3,552 635
Pierce College-Puyallup Lakewood 98498-1999 Yes Yes $4,148 6,580
Arkansas State University-Newport Newport 72112 Yes Yes $2,913 4,869
Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont 77705 Yes Yes $3,602 3,899
Tohono O'odham Community College Sells 85634-3129 Yes No $932 706
Pierpont Community and Technical College Fairmont 26554 Yes No $4,938 1,913
Folsom Lake College Folsom 95630 Yes Yes $1,104 12,710
Mountwest Community and Technical College Huntington 25701 Yes Yes $4,182 2,937
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg 25403 Yes No $4,128 7,829
New River Community and Technical College Beaver 25813-8987 Yes No $4,372 1,647
West Hills College-Lemoore Lemoore 93245 Yes No $1,380 6,574
College of Western Idaho Nampa 83687 Yes Yes $3,336 20,998
Woodland Community College Woodland 95776 Yes No $1,124 6,281
Moreno Valley College Moreno Valley 92551 Yes No $1,420 15,952
Norco College Norco 92860 Yes No $1,420 15,935
Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins 31088 Yes Yes $3,042 12,157
Louisiana Delta Community College Monroe 71203 Yes Yes $4,158 5,616
BridgeValley Community & Technical College South Charleston 25136 Yes Yes $4,864 2,088
Coastal Pines Technical College Waycross 31503 Yes Yes $2,759 5,371
Southern Regional Technical College Thomasville 31792 Yes Yes $3,002 6,062
Texas State Technical College Waco 76705 Yes Yes $5,877 14,746
Northeast Lakeview College Universal City 78145 Yes No $3,030 9,019
Clovis Community College Fresno 93730 Yes No $1,304 12,261
Red Lake Nation College Red Lake 56671-0000 Yes No 181

Why Choose an Online Community College?

Higher education is a major investment. Given how affordable community colleges are, it’s no wonder that so many financially-conscious students choose this educational pathway. But the savings don’t end with a two-year degree. With the option to transfer credits to a bachelor’s degree program, students can save money on their four-year degree, too.

Cost

Several variables help determine how much the cost of attendance is for a particular school. Some of these include:  

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Cost of books or other academic supplies
  • Type of school (public versus private)
  • Residency status, whether in-state or in-district

In most cases, taking classes will be cheaper at a community college than at a four-year college or university, especially in regard to tuition. Tuition can be extremely affordable when attending as an in-district student, such as attending the local community college in the same county as your legal residence.

When you factor in the advantages of an online curriculum, there are even more cost savings. Sometimes the tuition rate is even cheaper for online classes. Then there’s the fact that you don’t need to commute to campus every day, which can save money on gas, wear and tear on a vehicle, and the value of your time.

As for cost of living, online students will be living off-campus; however, this cost will usually be the same if attending a community college as a traditional student. That’s due to the fact that most community colleges are commuter schools, with students rarely living on campus anyway.

Average Cost of Online Community College

Tuition (in-district/in-state/out-of-state)$3,600/$4,235/$8,136
Books and Supplies$1,447
Room and Board (on campus)$6,700
Transportation$0
Other Expenses (includes laundry, transportation, and entertainment)$3,288
Total (in-district/in-state/out-of-state)$15,035/$15,670/$19,571

The above data is for a full year as a full-time student at a public community college. Source: https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018060REV.pdf

Flexibility

One of the biggest advantages of an online community college is the flexibility in coursework. Most or all of what happens in class will take place online as opposed to a physical classroom. There are varying degrees of flexibility, depending on the school, program, and professor. An online school can offer its distance learning opportunities using three separate models: asynchronous, synchronous, and hybrid.

Asynchronous Learning

This provides the maximum level of flexibility as it allows students to “attend” class whenever is convenient for them. Lectures, assignments, projects, quizzes, and tests can be taken whenever the student wants. Most of the time, there will be some scheduling restriction in place so students can finish a class by a certain deadline.

Synchronous Learning

With synchronous learning, students can complete their classwork from almost anywhere there is an internet connection. However, there will be set times when you must watch or listen to a lecture or participate with fellow students. Often, this synchronous requirement only applies to part of the course, such as the lectures, with other obligations allowing students to choose the time when they complete them.

Hybrid Learning

This is a combination of an online learning format and the traditional, on-campus class model. The distribution of online and in-person class requirements runs the spectrum, from mostly in-person classes with online class assignments all the way to a mostly online class with just one on-campus visit sometime during the semester. Some schools would have a hybrid format just so students could come onto campus to take a final exam. But with the development of online testing software, this is becoming less common.

Support

Community colleges have a reputation for providing a great deal of support for students. They often go above and beyond to ensure students reach their learning potential and accomplish their occupational goals. Let’s look at how they do this.

Supportive Environment

From providing advisors who can explain the best possible pathways to getting that dream job to offering tutoring services to help struggling students, community colleges step up to help. They work hard to facilitate what a student needs for success, such as transfers to a four-year degree program or hosting post-graduate job fairs and training events.

Personalized Learning

Community colleges have several ways of providing a personalized education. First, they often have small class sizes. Public universities have a reputation for very large classes, especially for entry-level courses. This is far less prevalent in community colleges. Second, community colleges may have special policies that encourage professors to really get to know their students, so those professors may serve as unofficial mentors. Finally, community colleges make it easier for students to have individualized contact with those professors.

Flexible Scheduling

Even before the widespread use and acceptance of online learning, community colleges were known for being as flexible as possible by offering special part-time course schedules and night classes. With an online curriculum, they can take this scheduling a step further. Community college professors and administrators understand that many people choose to attend a community college for its flexibility, especially because many students work part-time or have family obligations.

Diversity of Programs

In addition to the flexibility offered by the online learning format, there’s also flexibility in the diversity of programs. Students can typically choose between certificate and diploma programs that take two years or less to complete, as well as an associate’s degree that will usually require two years of full-time study.

Certificates

Certificates usually take the least amount of time to finish, often just a few months. They are made up of a series of classes that focus on a specific academic area. Examples of popular online certificate programs include:

  • Accounting
  • Human services
  • Emergency management
  • Language studies
  • Marketing

Diplomas

Diplomas are similar to certificates in that they are an academic credential that can be completed in a short period of time, often less than two years. They usually have more requirements than certificate programs. Below are some of the common online diploma programs:

  • Electronics
  • Bookkeeping
  • Administrative assistant
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Dental assistant

Degrees

Associate degrees usually take two years to finish, although accelerated programs are available that can cut that time down to 18 months or so. Depending on your career goals, this may be a terminal degree or a first step before earning a bachelor’s or graduate degree later on. Community colleges often offer the following associate degrees in an online format:

  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Information technology
  • Computer science
  • Liberal arts

FAQ: Choosing the Right School

There are plenty of schools to choose from, so it can be intimidating to find the right one to attend. Besides that, this decision might go a long way toward determining how your future professional career turns out. No pressure!

To help you with making this very important decision, there are a number of questions to ask yourself about a particular school. Your answers will help decide which school to attend.

Does the school have my program of interest?

This might be the single most important question to ask. There’s no point in attending a school that will not bring you any closer to reaching your academic or career goals. One exception is if you’re attending community college with the intent to transfer your general education credits to a four-year university, where you will take coursework relating to your area of interest.

Does my program of interest have campus requirements?

Most students attend online schools for the convenience and flexibility. For some, these advantages are nice to have and attending a few classes in-person is no big deal. For others, having an on-campus requirement is a deal-breaker, given their work or family obligations. If going to campus is impossible, make sure you know if that’s required before applying to a school.

Am I thinking about getting my 4-year degree and transferring to a university?

Most four-year universities will accept transfer students from two-year community colleges. The question is how many transfer credits will you receive after transferring to the new school. Many community colleges have transfer agreements with nearby colleges and universities that make the transfer process seamless. In this case, once the transfer is complete, you can start the new school as a junior and graduate in just two more years of schooling. If your four-year school of choice does not have a transfer agreement with the community college you plan on applying to, make sure you understand the transfer process and plan out your courses carefully, so you get credit for them when you transfer.

Transfer checklist

Depending on your community college and four-year school of choice, the following is a basic list of what you’ll need to do to transfer to your new school in two years.

  • 1.Meet with your community college advisor and confirm with them how the transfer process works. This will include confirming the requirements of the transfer agreement between the community college and university.
  • 2.Find out what the transfer credit requirements are for the school you hope to transfer to. This includes how many credits from the community college you can expect to be accepted into the four-year college. Also confirm if they’ll be accepted as general education or major-specific credits.
  • 3.After choosing a transfer school, complete its application. You will likely need to write a personal statement and obtain multiple recommendation letters. You’ll also need to make arrangements to get your transcript sent to the school you’re applying to and meet any other admissions requirements.

FAQ 1: What’s the price difference in attending the four-year school versus the community college?

All else being equal, the cost of attendance at a four year school will be higher than that of a community college. Before transferring, you’ll want to make sure you can afford the higher education costs of your new school.

FAQ 2: Will I have the academic credentials to transfer to the four-year school of choice?

Even the best laid plans can fail. Unexpected life events can derail or distract from academic studies. Or perhaps getting the best grades possible just aren’t enough to transfer for your school of choice. Whatever happens, you’ll want a backup plan to deal with this potential hurdle in your academic career.

Accreditation and Online Community Colleges

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation refers to the use of an independent third party to review a school’s curriculum to ensure it meets a minimum level of quality.

There are two main types of accreditation: institutional and programmatic. The former refers to accreditation of an entire school while the latter refers to accrediting a specific academic program.

How Does it Work?

An accrediting agency will conduct a visit and review of the school and determine if it meets certain standards. For example, graduates must have taken certain classes or gained a certain level of experience to earn their diploma, degree, or certificate.

Why is it Important?

Accreditation proves to the outside world that the academic credential you earned means something. Employers and schools will know they can rely on the program you completed to have taught you certain things.

Another important aspect of accreditation is that it’s usually required for financial aid. Most scholarships, grants, and student loans will require the recipient of the funds attend an accredited institution.

Getting Started: Application Process & Materials

You’ll need to complete several steps to get to your first day of class. None of these steps are particularly difficult. However, they will require you to plan ahead!

1

Submit an Application

Once you choose which school or group of schools you would like to apply to, it’s time to start the application. While each school will have its own requirements for elements to include in an application, most require the following:

The application itself

This is often available online. It will ask for contact and background information about you.

Admission test scores

This usually means standardized tests, such as the ACT and SAT. However, some community colleges may not require you to take these tests for admission.

High school transcript

This will show your prior academic performance and prove you have a high school diploma. This requirement may be replaced by proof of earning a GED.

Application fee

These costs vary, but are usually less than $50.

2

Pay Application Fee

The application varies. For some schools, there is no fee. In other schools, it’s a modest $20 to $30 or so. Most schools will provide an opportunity for applicants to avoid paying the application fee if they fill out a special fee waiver request form and demonstrate financial hardship.

3

Set Up Placement Testing

Placement tests are assessment tools that community colleges sometimes use to determine the academic level of an incoming student. Their purpose is to provide an opportunity for incoming students to get additional academic instruction if they need it.  Students can often be exempt from placement testing if they meet a certain threshold of high school GPA or standardized test score.

4

Understand Requirements for Your Program

Many community colleges have an open admissions policy. This means they will accept most applicants as long as they meet very basic academic requirements. Only after enrolling in the school will certain departments determine if a student meets further eligibility requirements. For example, students interested in a healthcare-related academic credential may need to complete certain science and math prerequisites before starting their major. However, the student will still be allowed to enroll as a student without having taken these courses. It’s important to understand the requirements of your desired program to make sure you can meet them before you officially apply.

5

Meet with an Advisor

Figuring out the academic process can be confusing. Deciding on a major, how to increase your chances of getting your first choice of classes, and how to pay for the education can all be a daunting undertaking. It’s extremely helpful to have an advisor to assist in figuring out these challenges. Many schools will provide a dedicated advisor to help new students, but if they don’t, ask! They will find one for you.

6

Select and Enroll in Classes

The class selection process will usually take place after admission, but at least a few days before the first day of class. In an online community college program, there will be fewer limitations on the number of people in a class as compared to a traditional, on-campus program. However, students should expect class size limits to remain in certain courses.

Depending on your major and the school policies, the initial class selection may be fairly basic, consisting of general education requirements. But you may need to take certain prerequisites to be eligible to apply for the chosen major. At some schools, students may begin taking major-related coursework on their first day of class.

Community College Resources

BlackboardBlackboard was a pioneer for online learning and is now a popular learning management system for online colleges and universities.

Cold TurkeyThis tool makes it easier to avoid online distractions by blocking websites and social media temptations.

College Confidential ForumsA popular location for future and current college students to ask questions and exchange advice with one another.

CollegeBoard – Community College Resources and PublicationsThis is a great resource for anyone considering whether to go to college and why they should consider attending community college.

Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs (DAPIP)This search tool allows users to find community colleges that have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Federal Student AidThis is the preeminent resource for all things student aid, especially sources of financial aid that come from the federal government.

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC)MCC has been offering online coursework for the past two decades. Students can choose between synchronous and asynchronous online learning, as well as hybrid curriculums that allow for an on-campus experience.

Quizlet Well-known for its flashcards, Quizlet offers a host of study tools and games to help students with their academic studies.

U.S. News & World Report – Community CollegesA good resource for getting overview information about potential community colleges to attend.

ZoomZoom is a leading online tool to facilitate collaborative learning and productivity. Mostly known for workplaces, it’s also used by some schools for remote learning.