Best Colleges for Online Associate Degrees

These are the Best Colleges for Online Associate Degrees in 2017.

Ranking Methodology

Rank College Name Location # Online Associate Programs Full Time, In-state Tuition Per Credit, In-state Tuition Full Time, Out-of-state Tuition Per Credit, Out-of-state Tuition
1
Holmes Community College Goodman, MS 70 $2,230 $127 $4,810 $237
2
Allen County Community College Iola, KS 55 $1,800 $60 $1,800 $60
3
Garden City Community College Garden City, KS 39 $1,824 $57 $2,432 $76
4
San Joaquin Delta College Stockton, CA 37 $1,104 $46 $6,168 $257
5
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson, MS 29 $2,390 $120 $4,390 $205
6
Mitchell Community College Statesville, NC 29 $2,432 $76 $8,576 $268
7
Rasmussen College-Minnesota St. Cloud, MN 26 $9,360 $310 $9,360 $310
8
Kilgore College Kilgore, TX 25 $2,640 $140 $3,840 $190
9
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus Davenport, IA 24 $13,356 $371 $13,356 $371
10
American Public University System Charles Town, WV 24 $6,480 $270 $6,480 $270
11
Rasmussen College-Florida Ocala, FL 23 $9,360 $310 $9,360 $310
12
Central Texas College Killeen, TX 23 $2,940 $98 $6,420 $214
13
Western Wyoming Community College Rock Springs, WY 23 $2,136 $89 $6,408 $267
14
Vincennes University Vincennes, IN 22 $5,122 $171 $12,731 $424
15
Rasmussen College-Wisconsin Green Bay, WI 22 $9,360 $310 $9,360 $310
16
Barton County Community College Great Bend, KS 21 $2,304 $104 $3,296 $135
17
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Fargo, ND 21 $9,630 $310 $9,630 $310
18
Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI 21 $3,911 $130 $5,866 $196
19
South Texas College McAllen, TX 21 $2,330 $84 $3,000 $100
20
University of Phoenix-Arizona Tempe, AZ 21 $11,219 . $11,219 .
21
Georgia Military College Milledgeville, GA 21 $5,445 $121 $5,445 $121
22
Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA 20 $20,952 $873 $20,952 $873
23
Northeastern Junior College Sterling, CO 20 $4,107 $137 $6,161 $205
24
Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus Hagerstown, MD 20 $13,356 $371 $13,356 $371
25
Eastern Gateway Community College Steubenville, OH 20 $3,510 $117 $4,350 $145
26
Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN 19 $4,055 $135 $7,932 $264
27
Kaplan University-Omaha Campus Omaha, NE 19 $15,327 $405 $15,327 $405
28
Great Basin College Elko, NV 19 $2,745 $92 $9,390 $192
29
Rasmussen College-Kansas Topeka, KS 19 $9,360 $310 $9,360 $310
30
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah, KY 18 $3,744 $156 $13,104 $546
31
College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV 18 $2,745 $97 $9,555 $198
32
Tulsa Community College Tulsa, OK 18 $2,327 $97 $7,127 $297
33
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Urbandale, IA 18 $15,327 $405 $15,327 $405
34
Irvine Valley College Irvine, CA 17 $1,104 $46 $5,808 $242
35
St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL 17 $2,428 $113 $9,717 $389
36
Kaplan University-Mason City Campus Mason City, IA 17 $15,327 $405 $15,327 $405
37
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Cedar Rapids, IA 17 $15,327 $405 $15,327 $405
38
Somerset Community College Somerset, KY 17 $3,744 $156 $13,104 $546
39
Kaplan University-Maine Campus S Portland, ME 17 $10,620 $295 $10,620 $295
40
Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville, MS 17 $2,500 $138 $4,750 $263
41
State Fair Community College Sedalia, MO 17 $3,600 $150 $5,040 $210
42
Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus Lincoln, NE 17 $15,327 $405 $15,327 $405
43
Amarillo College Amarillo, TX 17 $1,056 $127 $2,592 $191
44
Palo Alto College San Antonio, TX 17 $5,744 $195 $11,194 $377
45
Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus Cedar Falls, IA 17 $15,327 $405 $15,327 $405
46
Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL 16 $2,393 $104 $9,494 $382
47
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN 16 $4,824 $161 $4,824 $161
48
Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS 16 $2,800 $120 $5,200 $220
49
North Central Missouri College Trenton, MO 16 $3,270 $109 $4,440 $148
50
Bucks County Community College Newtown, PA 16 $6,720 $280 $10,080 $420
51
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Harrisburg, PA 16 $6,390 $260 $7,680 $308
52
Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood, PA 16 $7,320 $244 $10,980 $366
53
Rasmussen College-Illinois Rockford, IL 16 $9,360 $310 $9,360 $310
54
Kaplan University-Augusta Campus Augusta, ME 16 $10,620 $295 $10,620 $295
55
Bryant & Stratton College-Online Orchard Park, NY 16 $14,040 $585 $14,040 $585
56
Harrison College-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN 15 $14,400 $475 $14,400 $475
57
Three Rivers College Poplar Bluff, MO 15 $4,200 $173 $5,340 $211
58
Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville, NC 15 $2,432 $76 $8,576 $268
59
Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay, OR 15 $4,092 $91 $4,092 $91
60
Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX 15 $2,550 $136 $3,240 $159
61
North Seattle College Seattle, WA 15 $3,393 $103 $3,800 $201
62
Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clarkston, GA 15 $2,136 $89 $4,272 $176
63
Daymar College-Bowling Green Bowling Green, KY 15 $15,000 $417 $15,000 $417
64
Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ 14 $1,920 $80 $7,512 $313
65
Rio Salado College Tempe, AZ 14 $2,064 $86 $7,848 $327
66
Merced College Merced, CA 14 $1,104 $46 $6,096 $208
67
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL 14 $17,488 $728 $17,488 $728
68
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS 14 $2,580 $101 $7,380 $261
69
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Kansas City, MO 14 $5,100 $170 $6,720 $229
70
Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC 14 $1,906 $76 $6,688 $268
71
Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND 14 $2,916 $121 $7,785 $324
72
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH 14 $3,567 $149 $7,135 $297
73
Florida National University-Main Campus Hialeah, FL 14 $12,600 $525 $12,600 $525
74
Mohave Community College Kingman, AZ 13 $2,430 $81 $8,505 $284
75
Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest, CA 13 $1,288 $46 $7,196 $257
76
Polk State College Winter Haven, FL 13 $2,483 $112 $9,933 $409
77
Jackson College Jackson, MI 13 $4,680 $195 $6,480 $270
78
Northwest Technical College Bemidji, MN 13 $5,138 $171 $5,138 $171
79
Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE 13 $2,700 $110 $3,780 $146
80
Nash Community College Rocky Mount, NC 13 $2,432 $76 $8,576 $268
81
Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH 13 $3,808 $136 $8,430 $301
82
National American University-Rapid City Rapid City, SD 13 $13,194 $367 $13,194 $367
83
Western Texas College Snyder, TX 13 $2,088 $87 $2,976 $124
84
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA 13 $15,105 $384 $15,105 $384
85
South Seattle College Seattle, WA 13 $3,393 $103 $3,800 $201
86
Herzing University-Madison Madison, WI 13 $12,560 $550 $12,560 $550
87
Daymar College-Clarksville Clarksville, TN 13 $15,000 $417 $15,000 $417
88
National American University-Centennial Centennial, CO 13 $12,960 $360 $12,960 $360
89
Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins, GA 13 $2,136 $89 $4,727 $178
90
Rio Hondo College Whittier, CA 12 $1,288 $46 $6,888 $246
91
National American University-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO 12 $12,960 $360 $12,960 $360
92
Albany Technical College Albany, GA 12 $2,140 $89 $4,280 $178
93
College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID 12 $4,120 $130 $6,720 $280
94
Massasoit Community College Brockton, MA 12 $576 $195 $5,520 $401
95
Minnesota State College Southeast Winona, MN 12 $4,969 $166 $4,969 $166
96
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS 12 $2,800 $140 $5,600 $217
97
Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ 12 $6,350 $385 $9,352 $499
98
Herkimer County Community College Herkimer, NY 12 $4,270 $159 $7,000 $278
99
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury, NC 12 $2,432 $76 $8,576 $268
100
University of Northwestern Ohio Lima, OH 12 $9,622 $210 $9,622 $210
101
Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH 12 $3,169 $146 $6,436 $282
102
West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown Morgantown, WV 12 $11,665 . $11,665 .
103
Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI 12 $3,911 $130 $5,866 $195
104
Owensboro Community and Technical College Owensboro, KY 12 $3,744 $156 $13,104 $546
105
Herzing University-Birmingham Birmingham, AL 11 $12,560 $550 $12,560 $550
106
National Park College Hot Springs, AR 11 $2,940 $98 $4,020 $134
107
Coastline Community College Fountain Valley, CA 11 $1,104 $46 $6,144 $256
108
Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria, MN 11 $4,768 $159 $4,768 $159
109
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls, MN 11 $5,094 $188 $10,190 $358
110
Ocean County College Toms River, NJ 11 $4,050 $135 $6,750 $225
111
SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs, NY 11 $6,470 $270 $16,320 $680
112
Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC 11 $2,432 $76 $8,576 $268
113
Dakota College at Bottineau Bottineau, ND 11 $3,469 $145 $5,204 $217
114
Bryant & Stratton College-Cleveland Cleveland, OH 11 $16,264 $585 $16,264 $585
115
Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA 11 $6,467 $216 $9,698 $323
116
San Antonio College San Antonio, TX 11 $5,744 $195 $11,194 $377
117
Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA 11 $4,890 $163 $10,260 $342
118
Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI 11 $3,911 $130 $5,866 $196
119
Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, WY 11 $2,136 $89 $6,408 $267
120
Humacao Community College Humacao, PR 11 $4,932 $137 $4,932 $137
121
National American University-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM 11 $12,960 $360 $12,960 $360
122
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Hayward, WI 11 $4,560 $190 $4,560 $190
123
National American University-Albuquerque West Albuquerque, NM 11 $12,960 $360 $12,960 $360
124
Herzing University-Toledo Toledo, OH 11 $12,560 $550 $12,560 $550
125
Herzing University-Kenosha Kenosha, WI 11 $12,560 $550 $12,560 $550
126
Herzing University-Brookfield Brookfield, WI 11 $12,560 $550 $12,560 $550
127
University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks, AK 10 $5,936 $212 $19,628 $701
128
Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ 10 $2,064 $86 $7,848 $327
129
Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA 10 $1,395 $31 $8,415 $187
130
Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, IL 10 $5,520 $230 $8,280 $345
131
Waldorf University Forest City, IA 10 $20,160 $274 $20,160 $274
132
Herzing University-Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN 10 $12,560 $550 $12,560 $550
133
National American University-Roseville Roseville, MN 10 $13,428 $373 $13,428 $373
134
Hinds Community College Raymond, MS 10 $2,640 $110 $5,440 $220
135
Clovis Community College Clovis, NM 10 $1,008 $42 $2,136 $89
136
Erie Community College Buffalo, NY 10 $4,733 $198 $9,466 $396
137
Stanly Community College Albemarle, NC 10 $2,432 $76 $8,576 $268
138
Herzing University-Akron Akron, OH 10 $12,560 $550 $12,560 $550
139
Stark State College North Canton, OH 10 $2,796 $117 $5,904 $246
140
Rose State College Midwest City, OK 10 $3,020 $101 $9,396 $313
141
Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem, PA 10 $5,820 $299 $8,730 $441
142
Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD 10 $2,616 $109 $2,616 $109
143
National American University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD 10 $12,528 $348 $12,528 $348
144
Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX 10 $2,736 $114 $3,096 $129
145
St Philip's College San Antonio, TX 10 $5,744 $195 $11,194 $377
146
Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton, VA 10 $4,193 $140 $9,491 $316
147
Seattle Central College Seattle, WA 10 $3,393 $103 $3,800 $201
148
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Charleston, WV 10 $11,250 $350 $11,250 $350
149
Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI 10 $3,911 $148 $5,866 $213
150
Bryant & Stratton College-Eastlake Eastlake, OH 10 $16,215 $589 $16,215 $589
151
Virginia College-Birmingham Birmingham, AL 10 $14,382 $400 $14,382 $400
152
Herzing University-Kenner Kenner, LA 10 $12,560 $550 $12,560 $550
153
National American University-Bloomington Bloomington, MN 10 $13,428 $373 $13,428 $373
154
National American University-Colorado Springs South Colorado Springs, CO 10 $12,960 $360 $12,960 $360
155
National American University-Mesquite Mesquite, TX 10 $13,428 $373 $13,428 $373

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Methodology

To earn a rank on the Best Colleges for Online Associate Degrees list, an online college needs to offer a wide variety of affordable online associate programs. The online colleges on this list meet the following two criteria:

  1. Offer their online associate programs for a reasonable annual tuition rate - $21,300 is the upper tuition limit (annual in-state tuition) for this list. The annual salary for those with an associate degree, according to the BLS is $42,588. Bankrate recommends that students not accumulate more student debt than they will make the first year after graduation. As associate programs are typically 2 years in length, we used $21,300 as the annual tuition maximum.
  2. Offer a large number of online associate programs in a variety of study areas. We used 10 as the lowest number of associate programs an online college could offer in this ranking list. If these conditions were met, online colleges were sorted from top to bottom based on the number of online associate programs that they offer to students.

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