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Online Colleges in Georgia

This is your one-stop resource for information on online colleges in Georgia. We begin with a general overview of higher education in the state and then document Georgia’s state-specific initiatives and any progress they’ve made in supporting online education.

We also reviewed the entirety of Georgia’s online offerings and then ranked the top online colleges based on affordability. After browsing these profiles, be sure to take note of the scholarships and higher education resources for Georgia, located at the bottom of the page. Remember that the best option for your desired online degree may lie outside your home state, so feel free to browse our nationwide database of online colleges as well.


Postsecondary Education in Georgia

As of the 2009-10 academic year, there were 173 Title IV, degree-granting schools in the state of Georgia.

Between 2008 and 2014, state funding decreased 24.8% per full-time equivalent student.

The University System of Georgia merged Southern Polytechnic State University with Kennesaw State University in 2013 in an attempt to reduce administrative costs.

Average tuition prices between 2008 and 2014 rose 66.5% at four-year public schools.

Between the 2009-10 and 2014-15 school years, tuition for in-state students increased about 46%; their average tuition for 2014-15 was $8,000.

Average tuition prices for out-of-state students increased only about 10%; their average price was $24,000.

Enrollment of full-time students at two- and four-year public schools, between 2002 and 2012, rose by 36% despite the increase in tuition prices.


Online Education in Georgia

NCES Report

According to a recent NCES report, in fall 2012, 9.6% of students enrolled in Title IV institutions in Georgia (53,428 students) were in exclusively online programs.

  • 80.2% of those students were undergraduates
  • 23% were in public 4-year institutions
  • 7.6% were in private not-for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 34.4% were in private for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 70.3% were living in Georgia
  • 27.8% were living elsewhere in the United States

There are roughly 330 degree programs offered completely online by Georgia schools, according to Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus’ search tool.

Through the SREB’s Student Access Programs and Services (SAPS), students may take courses or pursue degrees offered by other participating Southern states.


Most Affordable Online Colleges in Georgia

Below, you’ll find the very best online colleges in Georgia, sorted by affordability. These rankings identify the fully online programs in a school’s catalogue, explain how the school’s online interface works and spotlight the recognition a school has received for its online initiatives.

Want to know what it takes to make our rankings? Check out our distinct approach.

Middle Georgia State College

1
Middle Georgia State College
$130
$3,112

An Online Education at Middle Georgia State College

This undergraduate college offers several certificate and associate programs entirely online, along with a single bachelor's degree option. Digital coursework is provided through the Brightspace D2L system, which caters to online learners with features such as video notes, ePortfolios, electronic textbooks and mobile device support. Students in need of technical support can access the GeorgiaVIEW knowledge base for further assistance.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Information Technology, B.S. - School of Information Technology

To be eligible for admission, prospective students must submit a GED or high school transcript along with SAT or ACT scores. Non-traditional students who have been out of high school for five years or more do not need to submit exam scores.

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University of West Georgia

2
University of West Georgia
Carrollton
$170
$4,078

An Online Education at University of West Georgia

This public institution provides a single bachelor's program and several master's and doctorate programs 100% online. Non-degree seekers can enroll as transient students to take individual courses. Instruction is hosted in the virtual Courseden classroom environment, powered by the Desire2Learn platform. This system enables students to take online notes, view electronic readings and interact with classmates via message boards.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education in Reading Instruction
  • Master of Music in Music Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Education in Media (Instructional Technology)
  • Doctor of Education in Professional Counseling and Supervision
  • Doctor of Education in Nursing Education

Graduate applicants do not need to submit GRE or GMAT scores; however, prospective students should still check the admissions details for their individual programs, as these are apt to change. UWG's online students can access tech support over the phone five days a week by calling (678) 839-6248. Additional twenty-four hour assistance is available through the D2L GeorgiaVIEW Help Center.

Contact Information

1601 Maple St
Carrollton,
GA 30118-0001
(678) 839-5000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #79 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #44 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #16 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs
  • #75 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #41 on the U.S News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Fort Valley State University

3
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley
$189
$4,536

An Online Education at Fort Valley State University

The online ecosystem at FVSU is divided between two virtual learning platforms: the initial two years of general education courses are delivered through the eCore platform used by students and instructors throughout the University System of Georgia. The upper division courses are facilitated through Brightspace by D2L, which features unique online learning tools like ePortfolios, multimedia notes and apps for mobile devices.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. Organizational Leadership
  • B.A. Criminal Justice
  • B.A. Psychology
  • B.A. Technical and Professional Writing
  • B.A. Political Science

Graduate applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be considered for admission. While GRE and MAT scores are not required, prospective students are still encouraged to submit them.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.S in Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management

Online students receive extensive support services from FVSU, including remote academic advising, virtual library resources and distance learning tutorials.

Contact Information

1005 State University Dr
Fort Valley,
GA 31030-4313
(478) 825-6211

Georgia Southern University

4
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro
$199
$4,776

An Online Education at Georgia Southern University

GSU specializes in providing online bachelor's and master's programs in three fields of study: healthcare, business and education. Like other colleges mentioned here, many of the general education requirements can be taken through the eCore system, a shared academic network used by several academic institutions in Georgia. Online students can browse the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus, a collaborative catalog of digital courses provided by 16 different states.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (WebBSIT)
  • RN-BSN

Graduate applicants should be prepared to submit scores for exams like the GRE, GMAT, MAT or GACE since many programs require some form of standardized testing for admissions. Other required documents include official transcript copies, a personal essay and letters of recommendation.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.B.A.
  • M.S. in Applied Economics
  • M.Ed. in Instructional Technology
  • M.Ed. in Reading Education
  • M.Ed. in Secondary Education
  • M.S. in Sport Management
  • M.S. in Computer Science

Distance learners access courses through the MyGeorgiaSouthern system powered by Blackboard. This platform enables students to join virtual classroom environments with shared course files, video conferences and electronic textbooks. Online learners can speak with tech support through live chat online or by calling the help desk at (912) 478-5429.

Contact Information

Brannen Hall, 2670 Southern Drive
Statesboro,
GA 30460-8126
(912) 478-5391


Acclaim for online programs

  • #107 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #18 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #21 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #18 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs
  • #68 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Albany State University

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Albany State University
Albany
$200
$4,800

An Online Education at Albany State University

Albany State University provides a modest selection of bachelor's and master's degree programs entirely online. Like many other academic institutions in Georgia, online students can complete their first two years of study on the eCore system, which is dedicated to core curriculum subjects. After completing these requirements, students move onto courses for their major instructed via the Desire2Learn (D2L) platform, which features PowerPoint presentations, discussion boards and interactive quizzes.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Fire Service Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems
  • Nursing RN to BSN

Prospective graduate students applying to the Nursing or Criminal Justice programs must submit GRE or MAT scores with their applications. Education applicants must hold a valid teaching certificate to be considered for admission.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Online students can find distance learning support through ASU's virtual new student orientation or the 24/7 Georgia View Desire2Learn Help Center that can be reached toll-free at 1 (855) 772-0423.

Contact Information

504 College Dr.
Albany,
GA 31705
(229) 430-4600

Armstrong Atlantic State University

6
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Savannah
$226
$5,424

An Online Education at Armstrong Atlantic State University

Armstrong students, playfully called "Pirates" after the university's mascot, attend online courses through the Desire2Learn platform, which features assignment drop boxes, webmail and classroom instant messaging. Students also meet for real-time video conferences using the Blackboard Collaborate system. These virtual classroom technologies enable AASU to offer bachelor's and master's programs in fully online and blended formats.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • BS in Medical Laboratory Science, Career Ladder
  • BS in Medical Laboratory Science, Fast Track
  • BS in Radiologic Sciences, Clinical Track
  • BS in Radiologic Sciences, Non-Clinical Track
  • BS in Respiratory Therapy, Career Ladder

Each online graduate programs has its own minimum GPA and score requirements for the GRE or MAT; applicants should check their respective programs for details.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • MS in Criminal Justice
  • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction

Most of the online coursework at AASU is asynchronous, so students can participate in classroom activities 24/7. Academic advisors are available to support online learners over the phone, by email or through Wimba webinars.

Contact Information

11935 Abercorn St
Savannah,
GA 31419-1997
(912) 344-2806


Acclaim for online programs

  • #22 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs

Valdosta State University

7
Valdosta State University
Valdosta
$250
$6,000

An Online Education at Valdosta State University

Students attending the fully online programs at VSU have a wealth of digital resources and class enrollment options through the eCore and eMajor systems. These networks, run by the University System of Georgia, pool online resources from several state-based universities and colleges to provide students with an impressive selection of degree programs and core classes completely online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Criminal Justice B.A.
  • Human Capital Performance B.A.S.
  • Legal Assistant Studies (eMajor) B.A.
  • Office Administration and Technology (eMajor) B.S.
  • Organizational Leadership (eMajor) B.S.

All graduate school applicants are expected to have GRE scores and some programs also require MAT scores.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Adult & Career Ed: Workforce Education & Development Track M.Ed
  • Business Administration Georgia WebMBA
  • Criminal Justice M.S.
  • Curriculum & Instruction: Accomplished Teaching M.Ed
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education M.A.T.
  • English Studies for Language Arts Teachers M.A.
  • Instructional Technology Ed.S.

The majority of online courses are instructed through the BlazeVIEW platform managed by Brightspace D2L, a virtual classroom with mobile support, assignment drop boxes and video chat sessions. Those who wish to apply for single undergraduate and graduate courses can do so with a transient or non-degree student status.

Contact Information

1500 N Patterson St
Valdosta,
GA 31698
(229) 333-5800

University of North Georgia

8
University of North Georgia
$250
$6,000

An Online Education at University of North Georgia

Like many of the state institutions on this list, the University of North Georgia also participates in the eCore network where students can enroll in online undergraduate core curriculum classes managed by University System of Georgia. The virtual classroom is powered by Desire2Learn, which gives students a platform to view shared class materials, read eTextbooks and contribute to discussions through chat sessions and forum messages.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing (RN-BSN)

Generally, graduate applicants do not need to submit standardized exam scores if they have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. However, prospective students should still check the detailed requirements for their respective programs, as some departments still require GMAT, GRE or GACE scores.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in International Affairs
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Physical Education
  • Masters of Education in Middle Grades Math and Science

UNG offers an extensive range of support to online learners through accommodations like academic advising, Smarthinking tutoring, disability services and counseling. The Division of Information Technology runs a support help desk that can be reached at (706) 864-1922.

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Southern Polytechnic State University

9
Southern Polytechnic State University
Marietta
$258
$6,192

An Online Education at Southern Polytechnic State University

The academic programs at Southern Polytechnic and Kennesaw State University have been merged so that distance learners can take advantage of 60 different certificate and degree programs provided entirely online. Like other Georgia state institutions described on this list, SPSU is one of 11 schools that participate in the eCore system. This platform provides undergraduates with the first two years of general education requirements online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business Administration Bachelor of Science
  • Business Management Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science
  • Fashion Design & Product Development Bachelor of Apparel and Textiles Technology
  • Information Technology Bachelor of Science
  • Information Technology Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Industrial Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science

Many graduate programs have GRE score requirements and prospective students should check with their respective departments for standardized score minimums. Other documentation requirements include bachelor's degree transcripts and a professional resume.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Accounting Master of Science
  • Business Administration Master of Business Administration
  • Information Design & Communication Master of Science
  • Information Technology Master of Science
  • Information & Instructional Design Master of Science
  • Quality Assurance Master of Science
  • Software Engineering Master of Science

Like many other state-run schools using the GeorgiaVIEW system, SPSU also relies on the Desire2Learn platform to create a virtual learning space complete with shared learning materials, video chat support and classroom message boards.

Contact Information

1100 S. Marietta Parkway
Marietta,
GA 30060-2896
(678) 915-4188


Acclaim for online programs

  • #25 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs

Kennesaw State University

10
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw
$270
$6,478

An Online Education at Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University offers an impressive range of fully online bachelor's and master's programs, along with several certificate and continuing education programs. Students who are not seeking degrees or credentials may also explore KSU's catalog of 400 individual courses. Those who live near campus are eligible to enroll in a unique Web Learners Program, which grants members access to campus-based amenities like virtual professional software (Adobe and Microsoft Suite tools), cloud drive space, Wi-Fi access and additional tech support.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelors in Business Administration - Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Manufacturing Operations
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Supply Chain Logistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies
  • Bachelors in Business Administration - Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Security and Assurance
  • BAS Apparel and Textiles Technology in Fashion Design & Product Development

Many graduate programs at KSU require scores for standardized exams like the GRE, GMAT or MAT, so applicants should check with their respective departments for additional details.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Masters of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Education in Middle Grades Education
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education
  • Master of Education in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering
  • Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education in Special Education-General Curriculum

Online learners join virtual classroom sessions using the Brightspace by D2L platform, a cutting-edge learning management system with built-in mobile device support, video conferencing options and virtual binders containing class materials.

Contact Information

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw,
GA 30144-5591
(770) 423-6000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #29 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #100 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Columbus State University

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Columbus State University
Columbus
$270
$6,480

An Online Education at Columbus State University

Columbus State University embraces distance learning by providing bachelor's and master's degree programs in both fully online and hybrid combinations. The schedule for online courses is identical to the traditional campus semester schedule, which can be a boon for students who don't want to rush through an accelerated digital curriculum.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.B.A Business, General
  • B.S. Information Technology
  • B.A. Liberal Arts
  • B.S.N. Nursing - RN to BSN
  • B.S. Sociology - General Sociology
  • B.A. Communication
  • B.S. Criminal Justice

A majority of graduate degree programs at CSU require standardized test scores from the GRE, GMAT or MAT. Applicants must also provide immunization certificates and official undergraduate transcripts.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.S. Appl. Comp. Sci. - Information Assurance Track
  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Leadership - Higher Education Track
  • Ed.S. Educational Leadership
  • M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Online M.B.A. Master of Business Administration
  • M.S.N. Nursing
  • M.Ed. Special Education-General Curriculum

Students attending courses online sign into the GeorgiaVIEW D2L platform to access course materials, discuss with peers on message boards and submit assignments. Distance learners who need additional technology assistance may contact the CSU help desk at 706-507-8199.

Contact Information

4225 University Ave
Columbus,
GA 31907-5645
(706) 507-8800


Acclaim for online programs

  • #47 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #60 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Georgia College and State University

12
Georgia College and State University
Milledgeville
$282
$6,768

An Online Education at Georgia College and State University

Georgia College and State University's fully online programs accommodate many scholastic needs with degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, along with class options for non-degree seekers. This institution's sole bachelor's program, the RN-BSN, is designed specifically for students who have already earned an associate degree in nursing and have a valid U.S. nursing license.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Nursing (RN-BSN), B.S.N.

Graduate applicants must check with their respective programs for information about GRE and GMAT score requirements.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Music Therapy, MMT
  • Master of Education in Kinesiology (MEd) Health Promotion
  • MSN with a Major in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • MSN with a Major in Nurse Educator

Students login to their student services through the PAWS system, which is comprised of a virtual classroom system driven by D2L. This platform provides students with several digital learning tools, such as electronic textbook access, video conferencing and ePortfolios. Online learners who need technical assistance can get in touch with the Serve Help Desk by calling 478-445-7378.

Contact Information

231 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville,
GA 31061
(478) 445-2770


Acclaim for online programs

  • #125 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #25 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #18 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Truett-McConnell College

13
Truett-McConnell College
Cleveland
$290
$6,960

An Online Education at Truett-McConnell College

Truett-McConnell offers undergraduate instruction in the Baptist tradition with three fully online degree programs. Students enrolled in the Business and Christian Studies programs have the option to choose from several degree concentrations in addition to their major. To be considered for admission, applicants must submit a personal testimony regarding their relationship with Jesus Christ, official high school transcripts and official SAT scores of at least 1320 or ACT scores of 18.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science Business
  • Bachelor of Arts Christian Studies & World Missions
  • Bachelor of Science Psychology

The virtual classroom environment at TMC is driven by the Moodle learning management system, a platform that supports shared classroom files, discussion board posts and collaborative calendars. Courses are delivered on an asynchronous basis, so students can sign on at their convenience. The tech support helpdesk at TMC can be reached via email at helpdesk@truett.edu.

Contact Information

100 Alumni Dr
Cleveland,
GA 30528
(706) 865-2134

Toccoa Falls College

14
Toccoa Falls College
Toccoa Falls
$295
$7,080

An Online Education at Toccoa Falls College

This Christian college provides undergraduate students with several certificate, associate and bachelor's program options. Additionally, students can take online courses individually and transfer the credits back to their institution by enrolling with transient status.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. in Ministry Leadership
  • B.S. in Nonprofit Business Administration
  • B.S. in Youth Ministries
  • B.S. in Biblical Studies
  • B.S. in Organizational Leadership

Online courses are held in a virtual classroom environment known as myTFC, while student webmail is managed through Google Apps. To be considered for admission, applicants must submit a pastoral reference written by a clergy member who is familiar with the student.

Contact Information

107 North Chapel Drive
Toccoa Falls,
GA 30598-7062
(706) 886-6831


Acclaim for online programs

  • #111 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

Georgia Regents University

15
Georgia Regents University
$320
$7,680

An Online Education at Georgia Regents University

This public university offers a single undergraduate program and three graduate degree options entirely online. Students sign onto the Desire2Learn platform to take part in activities such as forum discussions, live video conferences and email conversations. Most coursework is delivered asynchronously, however students may occasionally be expected to participate in live discussions online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • RN-BSN

Graduate applicants pursuing the M.Ed. must submit MAT scores along with their application. Generally, prospective students are expected to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.Ed. Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Ed.S. Counselor Education

Students attend courses online through the Desire2Learn platform, a popular system that enables students and instructors to communicate through multimedia chat, share academic resources and take quizzes. Students who need technical assistance can reach the GRU help desk 24/7 at (706) 721-4000.

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Acclaim for online programs

  • #31 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Shorter University

16
Shorter University
Rome
$325
$7,800

An Online Education at Shorter University

Students attend virtual classes through the Moodle system at Shorter U, a platform that supports live chat, classroom forums and collaborative blogs. Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.25 and have earned at least 450 on each section of the SAT or 19 on the ACT.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Online Graduate Degrees

  • MBA – Sports Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Management

Many graduate programs require scores for standardized exams like the GRE or GMAT. Some of these exam requirements may be waived if an applicant's GPA is high enough. Generally, courses are held on an asynchronous schedule for the duration of eight weeks. Students who need additional tech assistance should contact the SU helpdesk at 1 (855) 429-5743.

Contact Information

315 Shorter Ave
Rome,
GA 30165
(706) 291-2121

Clayton State University

17
Clayton  State University
Morrow
$350
$8,400

An Online Education at Clayton State University

Like many of the state universities and colleges mentioned here, Clayton State is one of 11 academic institutions that utilizes the eCore platform for core curriculum requirements. This alliance of schools pools its resources to help undergraduates complete the first two years of their degrees through digital coursework. The eCore platform plays an instrumental role in the bachelor's and master's degree programs available entirely online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Integrative Studies
  • Registered Dental Hygiene Degree Completion (BS)
  • RN to BSN (BSN)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Administrative Management with Concentrations in Organizational Leadership & Applied Criminal Justice
  • Web Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (WebBSIT)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Liberal Studies with English minor

The majority of master's degree programs at CSU require scores from either the GRE or the GMAT, however future students should check with their respective departments for more details. Other required materials may include official transcripts, letters of recommendation and a portfolio.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Masters of Science Nursing (MSN)
  • Masters of Archival Studies (MAS)

The online learning tool used by Clayton is Desire2Learn, a system that facilitates communication and academic development through features like educational content sharing, an assignment drop box, quizzes and message boards. The Hub, CSU's tech support help desk, can be contacted at (678) 466-4357 (HELP).

Contact Information

2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow,
GA 30260-0285
(678) 466-4000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #74 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Mercer University

18
Mercer University
Macon
$416
$9,984

An Online Education at Mercer University

Students at Mercer University get to take advantage of two digital learning platforms - Blackboard and Moodle - two of the most popular virtual classroom systems used in higher education. Students can access a wealth of interactive tools, such as video conferencing, assignment drop boxes, collaborative wiki pages, real-time text chat and discussion boards. The only fully online undergraduate programs available at MU are degree completion programs.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. Psychology
  • B.S. Public Safety

Some graduate programs require students to submit GRE or MAT scores, so prospective students should check in with their respective departments.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.S. Software Systems
  • M.Ed. Early Childhood Education
  • M.S.E. Software Engineering
  • M.S. Technical Communication Management
  • Ed.S. Early Childhood Education

Online learners have the support of extensive student services, including an academic resource center, career counseling and financial planning assistance. The information technology help desk can be reached 6 days a week by calling (478) 301-7000.

Contact Information

1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon,
GA 31207
(478) 301-2700

Brenau University

19
Brenau University
Gainesville
$594
$14,256

An Online Education at Brenau University

In total, Brenau University provides 16 different associate, bachelor's and master's degrees entirely online. Courses last for a total of seven weeks each, with curricula taught in an accelerated format. To maintain a high quality learning experience, Brenau caps the enrollment for each class at 20, so that instructors can provide students with individualized attention. Courses are available on an asynchronous basis, allowing students to login at any time.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Human Resources Management
  • Registered Nurse – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN – BSN)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Several graduate programs in the fields of teaching, science, nursing practice and physical therapy require applicants to submit exam scores for the GRE, MAT, MCAT or LSAT. Also, many departments seem to have a preference for applicants who have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration in Insurance Management
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Education in Middle Grades Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design (M.F.A.)
  • Master of Science in Applied Gerontology
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

BU is one of the few colleges on this list that uses the Canvas learning management system, which is distinguished by native app support, audio and video messaging and multimedia academic content. Distance learners can take advantage of the Online Student Center, which provides tech support at 800-252-5119, ext. 4774.

Contact Information

500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville,
GA 30501-3668
(770) 534-6299


Acclaim for online programs

  • #70 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #42 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Thomas University

20
Thomas University
Thomasville
N/A
$15,750

An Online Education at Thomas University

This private academic institution offers a small range of associate, bachelor's and master's degrees entirely online. Prospective out-of-state students are encouraged to call the admissions team at 800-538-9784 ext 1114 to ensure that their state of residence permits students to enroll in distance education programs at Thomas University.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Psychology B.S.
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences B.S.
  • Criminal Justice B.S.
  • Rehabilitation Studies B.S.

Graduate applicants are not required to submit standardized test scores to be considered for admission; however, they are expected to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Blackboard learning management system is where students meet online to discuss class sessions through video chat, post responses on message boards and upload complete assignments. Online learners can access tech support six days a week by calling 229-227-6958.

Contact Information

1501 Millpond Rd
Thomasville,
GA 31792
(800) 538-97841000

Savannah College of Art and Design

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Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah
N/A
$33,795

An Online Education at Savannah College of Art and Design

SCAD provides creative individuals with the opportunity to earn a bachelor's or master's degree entirely online. Digital courses are delivered on an asynchronous basis, providing students with scheduling flexibility. This college notes that 80% of enrolled students have received institutional funding, such as the eLearning Pre-College Scholarship or the SCAD Achievement Scholarships.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Advertising B.A.
  • Graphic Design B.A, B.F.A
  • Interactive Design and Game Development B.A.
  • Sequential Art B.A.
  • Photography B.A.

While SCAD graduate programs don't usually require GRE scores, they are highly recommended and emphasized during the admissions process for certain programs, such as art history, cinema studies and arts administration. Applicants should also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be considered for graduate admission.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Arts Administration M.A.
  • Design Management M.A.
  • Fashion M.A.
  • Animation M.A.
  • Writing M.F.A.
  • Painting M.F.A.
  • Luxury and Fashion Management M.A.

Distance learners meet for online classes with the Blackboard virtual classroom environment, a system that features video conferencing, electronic textbooks and collaborative wikis. Students who need technological assistance from the eLearning Help Desk can submit a request through their MySCAD account.

Contact Information

342 Bull St
Savannah,
GA 31402-3146
(912) 525-5000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #11 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs


Scholarships and Financial Aid in Georgia

D. Abbott Turner Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Full tuition + fees See Scholarship

Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and community service, the Dr. Abbott Turner Scholarship is for freshmen at Emory University. Applicant must be a Georgia high school graduate. Award covers full tuition, fees, room, board; may include stipend for study abroad.

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

This grant is available to all Georgia residents seeking degrees at eligible public or private colleges within the state. Funded is provided by the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

Henry L. Bowden Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Full tuition + fees See Scholarship

For freshmen entering Emory University. Selection is based on academic achievement and leadership qualities. Residents of the Southeast are eligible, and preference is given to Georgia residents. Award covers full tuition, fees, room and board; and an additional stipend may be granted.

HOPE Grant Program

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

The HOPE Grant Program is for Georgia residents who are seeking a technical certificate or diploma. Selection is based on financial need, regardless of high school GPA and graduation date. This program is funded by the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

HOPE Scholarship Program

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

The HOPE Scholarship Program is for Georgia residents who are entering as freshmen at eligible public, private, and technical colleges in Georgia. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0+, and must demonstrate financial need. This program is funded by the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

James Porter Merit Academic Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $5,000 See Scholarship

This award is for Georgia residents attending Albany State University, Fort Valley State University or Savannah State University. Freshmen must have a GPA of 3.0+ and SAT of 1000+. Students with prior college experience must have a GPA of 3.3+. Award amount varies from $1,000 to $5,000 per year.

President’s Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $4,000 See Scholarship

The President’s Scholarship is for students at Georgia Southern University with an SAT score of 1200+ or an ACT score of 27+, and a strong high school GPA. Award amount varies from $1,000 to $4000.

Southern Polytechnic State University Academic Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

For Georgia residents who are entering Southern Polytechnic University as a freshman or transfer. A minimum GPA of 3.4 is required. Transfer students must have earned at least 30 college credits to be eligible.

Ty Cobb Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

This scholarship is open to residents of Georgia who are pursuing dentistry or medical degrees, and have completed 30 semester or 45 quarter credits. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a “B” grade average. Selection is based on academic achievement and need. Funding is provided by the Ty Cobb Foundation.

Willie Mae Cathcart Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

For resident undergraduates at Georgia State University. A demonstration of financial need and a GPA of 3.0+ is required. Preference is given to graduates of Georgia high schools. The award amount is based on level of financial need.


Higher Education Resources in Georgia