Community Colleges in Georgia

As the eighth largest state in the country, Georgia is home to nearly two dozen community colleges. Top rated community colleges in Georgia include Atlanta Technical College, Gwinnett Technical College, Aiken Technical College, Athens Technical College, Oconee Fall Line Technical College and Albany Technical College. You can locate community colleges and technical colleges across the Peach State in both large cities like Atlanta as well as smaller towns such as Sandersville, Oakwood, Rome, Marietta, and Griffin.

How Community Colleges in Georgia are Different than other Colleges

Community colleges are unique from other colleges and universities in a few key aspects. First, a community college offers guaranteed admissions to all qualifying students. This means that any qualifying student can study at one of two dozen community colleges in Georgia and advance their academic careers. Next, the organizational constructs of community colleges allow the tuition costs to be significantly less than other public or private colleges generally. As a state-funded organization, a community college effectively subsidizes tuition with state funds to allow access to quality programs at a reduced rate. Students graduating from a community college with a certificate or associate degree will be equipped to launch a career or continue on to earn an additional degree.

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Metro Area Links for Community Colleges in Georgia

Community Colleges in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Marietta

We have ranked the community colleges in the Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and Marietta area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, GA ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.atlantatech.edu/

Atlanta Technical College Highlights

  • Serving students from Atlanta and surrounding areas
  • 24% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $2,900 per year for state residents ($5,100 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and Marietta

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
24%Atlanta Technical CollegeAtlanta, GA4,000
20%Georgia Piedmont Technical CollegeClarkston, GA4,000
19%Southern Crescent Technical CollegeGriffin, GA5,000
18%Gwinnett Technical CollegeLawrenceville, GA7,000
17%West Georgia Technical CollegeWaco, GA6,000
10%Chattahoochee Technical CollegeMarietta, GA10,000

Community Colleges in Augusta, Richmond County

We have ranked the community colleges in the Augusta and Richmond County area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Aiken Technical College in Graniteville, SC ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.atc.edu/

Aiken Technical College Highlights

  • Serving students from Graniteville and surrounding areas
  • 20% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $4,900 per year for state residents ($8,600 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Augusta and Richmond County

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
20%Aiken Technical CollegeGraniteville, SC2,000
20%Augusta Technical CollegeAugusta, GA4,000

Community Colleges in Columbus

We have ranked the community colleges in the Columbus area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Columbus Technical College in Columbus, GA ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.columbustech.edu/

Columbus Technical College Highlights

  • Serving students from Columbus and surrounding areas
  • 16% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $2,800 per year for state residents ($5,100 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Columbus

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
16%Columbus Technical CollegeColumbus, GA4,000
14%Chattahoochee Valley Community CollegePhenix City, AL2,000

Other Community Colleges in Georgia

The table below lists all the other community colleges in Georgia that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
41%Albany Technical CollegeAlbany, GA3,000
37%Oconee Fall Line Technical CollegeSandersville, GA2,000
32%South Georgia Technical CollegeAmericus, GA2,000
31%Warner Robins, GA8,000
30%North Georgia Technical CollegeClarkesville, GA3,000
29%Ogeechee Technical CollegeStatesboro, GA2,000
29%Athens Technical CollegeAthens, GA4,000
28%Lanier Technical CollegeOakwood, GA4,000
27%Southeastern Technical CollegeVidalia, GA2,000
26%Savannah Technical CollegeSavannah, GA4,000
25%Wiregrass Georgia Technical CollegeValdosta, GA4,000
19%Georgia Northwestern Technical CollegeRome, GA6,000
14%Bainbridge State CollegeBainbridge, GA2,000
-Thomasville, GA3,000

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Georgia in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.