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Rankings Highlight 40 Schools for Affordability, Flexibility in Online Education

A new list from leading higher education and online student resource provider has ranked the Best Online Colleges in Georgia for 2016-2017. Comparing more than a dozen statistics on affordability and program variety, schools at the top of the list include Columbus State University, Brenau University, Shorter University, Albany State University and Truett-McConnell College among four-year institutions, and Atlanta Technical College, Augusta Technical College, Central Georgia Technical College, Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College among two-year institutions.

"Among large urban areas, Atlanta is 7th in the nation in college enrollment,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "More students are seeking the flexibility that online colleges in Georgia offer. This list highlights the schools offering the best combination of quality and value when it comes to online education.”

There are specific qualifications schools must meet to make the Best Online Colleges in Georgia list. Only colleges and universities that are accredited are considered, and each must hold public or private not-for-profit standing. Cost and affordability minimums are also set; in-state tuition must fall under $5,000 annually for two-year institutions and under $25,000 annually for four-year institutions to qualify. Scoring for each school is determined by analysis of a variety of statistics, including financial aid availability and breadth of online program options.

Find where each of Georgia’s Best Online Colleges ranks and learn more about the methodology used to compile each list at the link below:

The following schools are recognized as the 2016-2017 Best Two-Year Online Colleges in Georgia:

Albany Technical College
Athens Technical College
Atlanta Technical College
Augusta Technical College
Central Georgia Technical College
Chattahoochee Technical College
Columbus Technical College
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Georgia Perimeter College
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Lanier Technical College
Moultrie Technical College
Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Ogeechee Technical College
Southeastern Technical College
West Georgia Technical College
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

The following schools are recognized as the 2016-2017 Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Georgia:

Albany State University
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Beulah Heights University
Brenau University
Clayton State University
College of Coastal Georgia
Columbus State University
Dalton State College
Fort Valley State University
Georgia College and State University
Georgia Regents University
Georgia Southern University
Kennesaw State University
Luther Rice University & Seminary
Middle Georgia State College
Reinhardt University
Shorter University
Thomas University
Toccoa Falls College
Truett-McConnell College
University of North Georgia
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University

### began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

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