Columbus Tech ranks #9 for best online community college in Georgia

Columbus Technical College is proud to announce it has been recognized as the ninth best community college in Georgia for online associate degree obtainment.  The ranking comes from the SR Education Group, a leading online education research resource. 

Each community college highlighted on the Georgia list was ranked based on several important factors including retention rate, graduation rate, and percentage of online enrollment data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The number of online associate degrees offered was collected from school websites and considered in the ranking as well. Columbus Technical College offers five online associate degree programs in business studies, health studies, management and supervisory development, personal/public service, and technical studies.

“Columbus Technical College is so excited to be recognized with this distinction,” said President Lorette M. Hoover.  “It is our mission to provide affordable, quality-driven, accessible education to anyone who wants to make the commitment.  Part of that accessibility is ensuring our online students are provided the same resources and learning opportunities as our traditional students.”

And the number of online students enrolled at Columbus Technical College is growing.  Of the nearly 4,300 students at the College over the last two semesters, 48.6 percent –or 2,086 students- took an online course.  Another appeal of Columbus Technical College is its affordability; students can earn an associate degree for less than $3,000 in tuition per year.

 “Community colleges offer some of the most affordable degrees in the country. With a growing number of these degrees becoming available online, we wanted to let prospective students know about these great options near them. By providing this information, we hope to help more people reach their educational and professional goals.” said Sung Rhee, CEO of SR Education Group.  

Columbus Technical College is actively registering students for the summer semester.  It is the perfect opportunity for high school students to take advantage of FREE college credit through the state’s dual enrollment program or for college students home for the summer to get a few extra transferable credit hours under his or her belt.

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