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Online Colleges in Georgia

Most Affordable Online Colleges
Top Georgia Cities
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With several interconnected college and technical learning systems, Georgia is rich in opportunities for online students to pursue higher education.

The University System of Georgia provides online and distance learning opportunities at 29 member colleges and universities. Online students can pursue much of their required undergraduate coursework through the system's eCore curriculum, or they can opt for one of many fully online degree paths. Students can use the Georgia ONmyLINE web tool to search for online associate and bachelor's degree programs or undergraduate courses, as well as a host of other important information such as tuition costs, class hour requirements and the technical requirements necessary to attend online colleges in Georgia.

The Technical College System of Georgia allows online study in a wide range of fields from any one of the 24 different technical colleges located throughout the Peach State. Each college in the system uses the Blackboard learning management system for online course offerings.

Along with its numerous state and technical schools, Georgia is home to many national online colleges that offer online programs to Georgia students. Some, such as Argosy University, have physical campuses in Georgia where students can attend classes.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are numerous two- and four-year universities, colleges and technical schools in Georgia where students can pursue associate, bachelor's or advanced degrees. Many of these schools offer either online classes or full online degree programs for distance learners. Below is the total number of online degree programs and colleges available to online students in Georgia:

Degree LevelNumber of Online ProgramsNumber of Colleges
Associate17234
Bachelor's13930
Master's15427

Many degrees can be completed entirely online. On the other hand, some programs require a minimum amount of classroom attendance or have tests that need to be taken on campus at approved locations in Georgia. Some schools also offer hybrid degree programs that allow students to attend classes both online and on campus.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were more than 10.2 million people living in Georgia in 2015. Also in 2015, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Workforce Division reported the following industries as the leading industries in the state:

  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Retail trade
  • Transportation and warehousing
  • Manufacturing

Other fields include finance, public administration, education and information services. Students who complete online degrees in any of these fields may be highly sought after and could have a wealth of job opportunities, the workforce division reports.

Most Affordable Online Colleges in Georgia

Georgia presents a rich offering of online colleges and programs for students from all backgrounds. The schools below are ranked by their tuition rates, which are sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. In the case of a tie, the tie was broken by the schools’ overall scores in the Top Colleges Tool.

For Georgia schools ranked by quality and other factors, use our Top Colleges tool.

Most Affordable Two-Year Online Colleges in Georgia

Below is a list of the most affordable community colleges in the state of Georgia. If you’re looking to earn an associate degree or get some credits under your belt before transferring to a four-year college, one of these might be a good choice for you.

1

Central Georgia Technical College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$2,040
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
43.57%
Institution Type
Public

About

A member of the Technical College System of Georgia, Central Georgia Technical College offers courses at campus locations throughout the Central Georgia region. The college uses the Blackboard learning management system for course delivery for online students. Central Georgia Technical College is approved to offer online instruction in most states -- but prospective online students still need to obtain approval before enrolling in online classes. Central Georgia Technical College offers more than 190 degrees programs or technical certification programs. These include programs in aerospace, trade and industry, business and computer technology, health sciences, public safety and professional services, and general studies. Some degrees require completion in an on-campus setting, while others are fully online degree paths.

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Bainbridge State College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$2,128
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
40.69%
Institution Type
Public

About

With a main campus in Bainbridge and a second campus in Blakely, Bainbridge State College offers a wide array of associate degree programs, technical degree programs and certificate programs. It also offers cooperative degree programs with Georgia Southwestern State University, Thomas University and University of Georgia. Students can choose from many fully online or hybrid classes. Currently Bainbridge State College does not offer any fully online degree programs. Online students can complete many necessary classes through the GeorgiaVIEW online course system, but they'll also have to visit a campus location to fully complete the requirements of their degree.

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Georgia Perimeter College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$2,130
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
37.75%
Institution Type
Public

About

Georgia Perimeter College bills itself as having the largest online program in the University System of Georgia. Online students can choose from 18 different fully online degree programs. This includes associate degree programs in criminal justice, communications, film, foreign language, homeland security and emergency management, education and more. Georgia Perimeter College also has two accelerated bachelor's degree programs in business administration and information technology that can be completed in three years. Not only does the school offer dozens of online courses, it has eight different fully online academic departments earmarked for distance learners. The college even has online library services dedicated to online students.

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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$2,136
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
33.12%
Institution Type
Public

About

Located in Valdosta, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is another member of the Georgia Virtual Technical Connection system. The college uses the Blackboard online course management system to deliver fully online degree programs in business management, marketing management and website design. Wiregrass offers a number of technical certificate programs and diploma programs via online delivery as well. Additionally, online students can pursue degrees from other member colleges in the Georgia Virtual Technical Connection system. Through Georgia Virtual Technical Connection, online students can pursue online degrees in accounting, business, hotel and travel management and many, many more fields.

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Columbus Technical College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$2,136
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
37.7%
Institution Type
Public

About

Another member of the Technical College System of Georgia, Columbus Technical College offers online learning via online courses, as well as several fully online degree programs for distance learners. Columbus Technical College offers online students a well-rounded slate of classes and degree programs through Georgia Virtual Technical Connection, a consortium of 34 technical colleges across the state. Online students can pursue classes or degrees in business, health sciences and nursing, general studies, or dozens of different technical fields.

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Most Affordable Four-Year Online Colleges in Georgia

Online students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree or higher may be more interested to learn what the most affordable universities in Georgia are. The list below details the top five most affordable four-year institutions in Georgia.

1

Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$2,128
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
38.73%
Institution Type
Public

About

A member of the University System of Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan State College offers more than 80 online courses to help students complete many degree requirements. While many courses are fully online, some are hybrid courses that require on-campus attendance or test-taking. Atlanta Metropolitan State College offers two fully online associate degree paths in general education and business administration. However, the college also has open enrollment in online study in humanities, writing and language. In all, the college has 25 associate degree paths and one bachelor's degree path in biology.

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Georgia Highlands College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$2,128
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
26.37%
Institution Type
Public

About

Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus college with locations in Rome, downtown Rome, Cartersville, Douglasville, Marietta and Dallas. Georgia Highlands College is member of the University System of Georgia. The school offers online bachelor's degree programs in nursing and dental hygiene, as well as online associate degree programs in business, criminal justice, economics, English, foreign language, general studies, history, political science and education. Georgia Highlands College also offers dozens of online courses for students enrolled at one of its campuses. Additionally, the college offers online classes in partnership with the University System of Georgia to further help online students complete degree requirements.

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Darton State College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$2,328
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
15.99%
Institution Type
Public

About

Darton State College offers online classes in eight- and 16-week terms. The school offers many online class offerings and online degree programs. Students may have to take some exams on campus or at an approved proctoring site, which can have slight additional fees. The college offers four fully online associate degree programs: health information technology, medical laboratory technology, paralegal studies and histotechnology. It also offers fully online bachelor's degree programs in organizational leadership and RN to BSN for nursing students. Darton State College has 10 online certificate programs as well. For students making the transition from military life to academia, the school's Military Resource Center offers help for those who served.

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Dalton State College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$2,363
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
23.65%
Institution Type
Public

About

Dalton State College offers many different options for online education. Students can choose to enroll in eCore and eMajor classes offered through the University System of Georgia to complete much of the required undergraduate core classes online. However, some classes require proctored exams at an approved site. Through the eMajor program, students can pursue a fully online associate degree in information technology or online bachelor's degrees in organizational leadership and criminal justice. eCore and eMajor students must be fully accepted at Dalton State College prior to enrollment.

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Middle Georgia State College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$2,392
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
31.36%
Institution Type
Public

About

With campuses in Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman and Warner Robbins, Middle Georgia State College serves students throughout south central Georgia. Middle Georgia State College, part of the University System of Georgia, collaborates with other MGSC campuses and other schools in the system to offer online students a wealth of online degree options. Students can choose from nine fully online associate degrees in high-demand fields such as criminal justice or information technology. Additionally, there are two fully online bachelor's and master's degree paths in information technology and nursing. The college also offers online certificate programs in airline and airport management. Online students can enroll in online eCore classes through the University System of Georgia to complete much of their required undergraduate coursework.

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College Accreditation in Georgia

College is a long, difficult journey. Students who work hard to obtain a degree want to ensure that they are earning a valid degree from an accredited institution.

There are several accrediting bodies for online colleges in Georgia, but like most southern states, one accrediting body is responsible for the major college systems throughout Georgia. Accrediting bodies for Georgia include the following:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • Council on Occupational Education (COE))

Students can check on the Department of Education website prior to enrollment to ensure their institution is accredited by one of these organizations.

School Interviews

Some of the leading educators in Georgia provide their outlook on the benefits of taking classes or earning degrees from online schools in Georgia.

Sabrina Cox
Online learning will continue to grow because of the convenience and flexibility it offers.

Sabrina Cox

Director of Distance Education

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Q. Can you tell us a little about the online programs offered at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College?

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College offers several online degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates ranging from Accounting to Criminal Justice to Medical Language Specialist. Online programs at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College follow the same admissions requirements, program objectives, course competencies and student learning outcomes as programs offered traditionally on campus. Students in online programs also have the same opportunities and resources as on-campus students.

Q. What advice would you give to students interested in an online degree program?

Students interested in online learning should first assess their skills to determine if online learning is a good fit for them. There are many readiness assessments to help with this; Wiregrass Georgia Technical College uses the SmarterMeasure assessment. In addition, students need to ensure they have the proper resources such as a reliable computer meeting the hardware and software requirements, a stable Internet connection, the time to commit to online classes, and most importantly, the self-motivation needed to succeed.

Q. How do you anticipate online learning might evolve in the coming years?

Online learning will continue to grow because of the convenience and flexibility it offers. Educators must produce quality online courses that are rigorous and meet accreditation standards to ensure student learning outcomes are met. Courses must be developed and updated to use new technology in education; however, courses should not be technology driven, but should be instructor driven with much interaction and online conferencing. As all students are not online learners, all teachers are not online teachers. Advising and placement of students and instructors in online classes are critical.


Justin Mays
I think we're in an exciting time in the growth of online learning, and I look forward to the innovations ahead.

Justin Mays

Director of Distance Learning

Clayton State University

Q. Can you tell us a little about the online programs offered at Clayton State University?

Our programs are mainly focused on the degree completer/adult learner student population. Our Bachelor of Applied Science degree, for instance, is geared towards students who have graduated from a technical college and wish to go on and pursue a four-year degree. Our Liberal Studies and Integrative Studies degrees accept a high number of transfer credits from other colleges and universities and allow students to custom build their degree program based on their academic or career plans.

We also have a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, for current registered nurses, and a Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene program for current Registered Dental Hygienists. Some of our programs have synchronous, or live, components to them which may work better with a student's learning style as opposed to an asynchronous course.

Q. What advice would you give to students interested in an online degree program?

Be sure to do your research before enrolling. Depending on your work/life commitments you may only have a certain time each day that you can work on your courses. If a course is synchronous it will involve you logging into class at a certain time to interact with the professor and your classmates. An asynchronous course does not require you login at a certain time so it is a little more flexible for the busier student. One method may or may not fit into your schedule depending on your previous commitments, so it's important to make sure you choose the correct mode (synchronous or asynchronous) of interaction.

Q. How do you anticipate online learning might evolve in the coming years?

I think that we will begin to see more competency based education programs and courses come forward in the coming years.

This concept allows students to move through a program as they display certain skills that are needed for the program. Students can move through a program at their leisure as they display the skills, or competencies, needed. I think this will change pricing models for colleges as students could pay a set price up front, for six months, and work through the material as quickly or slowly as they are able. This would allow students to pay a lower price for a degree depending on how quickly they complete the material.

I also think that the more recent growth in wearable tech such as Google Glass and smartwatches will offer some interesting ways to make classes more engaging outside of the traditional classroom or online learning setting. I think we're in an exciting time in the growth of online learning, and I look forward to the innovations ahead.

Financial Aid in Georgia

Georgia is home to dozens of college and universities, most of whom are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Peach State supports its students in their pursuit of higher education through the HOPE Scholarship program and various grants and loans.

Read on for information on financial aid options available to students in Georgia.

Georgia Scholarships

Georgia has several merit-based awards, the most prominent of which is the HOPE Scholarship. Below you'll find details on the HOPE Scholarship, as well as other scholarships available to Georgia students.

Short for Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally, the HOPE Scholarship is funded by the Georgia Lottery for Education. It is available to in-state students who demonstrate high academic achievement and are attending a HOPE-eligible school.

  • Application deadline: Not specified
  • Award amount: Maximum of $6,990
  • Number of scholarships awarded: Not specified
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Merit vs. need-based: Merit
  • Ethnicity: All
  • Academic status: Students who have graduated high school within the past seven years
  • Residency required: Yes
The Zell Miller Scholarship helps in-state students who are attending a HOPE-eligible school. The academic standards for Zell Miller are higher; students may receive HOPE or Zell Miller but not both.

  • Application deadline: Not specified
  • Award amount: Maximum of $9,812
  • Number of scholarships awarded: Not specified
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Minimum GPA: 3.7
  • Merit vs. need-based: Merit
  • Ethnicity: All
  • Academic status: Students who have graduated high school within the past seven years
  • Residency required:  Yes
The Emerge Scholarship is for women living in Georgia who are furthering their education following a delay or disruption. This can include women who are changing careers or returning to school after a hiatus or a period of stay-at-home parenting.

  • Application deadline: April 15
  • Award amount: $2,000-5,000
  • Number of scholarships awarded: Not specified
  • Renewable: Not specified
  • Minimum GPA: Not specified
  • Merit vs. need-based: Both
  • Ethnicity: All
  • Academic status: Applicants must be at least 25 years old
  • Residency required:  Yes

Check out the Ultimate Guide to Scholarships if you want to learn more about finding and applying to scholarships that apply to you.

Georgia Grants

Georgia's major grant is the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant. In contrast to the HOPE Scholarships and the Zell Miller Scholarship, the grant version of these programs is for Georgia students pursuing a diploma or certificate. Other grants are available to those pursuing a bachelor's degree, but they have more narrow eligibility criteria, as explained below.

The Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant Program helps Georgia students attend certain private colleges in Georgia. The grant isn't need-based, but a student’s school must be on the approved list. Note that the award is only for undergraduates.

  • Application deadline: Not specified
  • Award amount: Maximum of $450 per semester
The Georgia Public Safety Memorial (GPSM) Grant program provides grants to eligible dependent children of Georgia Public Safety Officers (firefighter, EMT, law enforcement officer, paramedic, highway emergency response operator or prison guard) who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. The grant is renewable and covers the cost of attendance at any eligible public or private college or university in Georgia, minus any other financial aid received.

  • Application deadline: Not specified
  • Award amount: Up to $18,000 per year

To learn more about how to apply for and receive grants, read the Ultimate Guide to Grants.

Georgia Loans

When funding your higher education, scholarships and grants should be your first option since you don't need to pay that money back. However if you need additional funds to pay your tuition beyond what you earned from grants and scholarships, you can also take out student loans.

Before you can qualify for a Student Access Loan, you must apply for and exhaust all other federal and state financial aid. To qualify for federal financial aid, you'll need to fill out a FAFSA with information on you and your family's financial situation.

Here are two loan programs available specifically to students in Georgia.

SAL is a need-based, low-interest student loan program for students in Georgia. It's administered by the Georgia Student Financial Commission.

  • Application deadline: Not specified
  • Award amount: Up to $8,000
Under this program, recipients receive loan forgiveness. They agree to work in an engineering related field in the State of Georgia after graduation with a grace period of one year immediately after graduation. Each calendar year worked at a Georgia work site equates to $3,500 awarded, with a maximum of six years.

  • Application deadline: Not specified
  • Award amount: Up to $17,500 over ten semesters

If you want to learn more about student loans, read the Ultimate Guide to Student Loans.

Additional Resources for Financial Aid in Georgia

  • The Georgia Student Finance Commission provides free financial aid consultations and administers scholarships, grants and service-cancellable loan programs.
  • GAftures provides free online resources to help Georgia students and families plan for college.

Top Cities For Students In Georgia

There are many different vibrant and bustling cities in Georgia that offer job opportunities for students who obtain online degrees. The following is a spotlight of three of Georgia's largest cities. For each city, there are data points that are useful for online students, such as the average salary of a high school graduate in that particular city compared to the average salary of a college graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Read on to learn more about life for online students in Georgia cities.

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Total Population

5,455,053

Median salary for high school grads

$26,892

Median salary with a bachelor's degree

$52,196

% of the population enrolled in college or grad school

10.1%

Median rent

$781

Economics

The Greater Atlanta region is a busting, thriving area whose economy is powered by a diverse range of industries. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport is the busiest passenger airport in the United States, according to the Airports Council International-North America. Georgia Trend, the region's leading business magazine, reports that companies in the technology, life sciences information technology and advanced manufacturing sectors continue to relocate to and do business in Atlanta due to the region's high concentration of college-educated workers. This can be an ideal scenario for students who earn degrees from online colleges in Georgia. Atlanta is home to many Fortune 100 companies, including Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS and Delta Airlines.

Demographics

For residents who have achieved higher education, Atlanta is a great place to work. The City of Atlanta was home to an estimated 463,878 people in 2015, the Census Bureau reports. Among residents ages 25 and older, 47 percent attained at least a bachelor's degree, the Bureau notes. The median annual salary for Atlanta residents with graduate or professional degrees was nearly $70,000 per year in 2014, the bureau reports. Statewide, the median annual salary for Georgia residents in 2015 was roughly $33,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. According to the bureau, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta region was home to 2.4 million workers in 2015. Median annual salaries for the entire region were approximately $36,000 in 2015, the BLS adds. The unemployment rate in March of 2016 was 5.2 percent, according to the BLS.

Fun Facts

The Atlanta region is home to an award-winning symphony orchestra, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center and the High Museum of Art. Atlanta also boasts four seasons and a relatively mild winter. Its massive airport spans 4,700 acres and averages more than 250,000 passengers per day, the airport reports. The airport is also the largest employer in the entire state of Georgia with more than 58,000 employees in 2014.

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

Total Population

575,669

Median salary for high school grads

$25,427

Median salary with a bachelor's degree

$51,340

% of the population enrolled in college or grad school

9.2%

Median rent

$574

Economics

The prestigious Master's PGA golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in April may be arguably the most renowned golf tournament in the world, but Augusta's economy is powered by many more industries that offer a wealth of job opportunities for students who obtain online degrees in Georgia. According to the Augusta Economic Development authority, there are many major corporations with facilities in Augusta, including Unisys, Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, T-Mobile, Kellogg's and FedEx. Augusta is also home to U.S. operations of many international companies as well, including Dassault Aircraft Services, Electrolux, Loomis Fargo, Airco Industrial Gases and Bimbo Bakeries, the economic agency reports. The region also has a strong presence in advanced and chemical manufacturing as well as aerospace and logistics.

Demographics

More than 212,000 people were employed in Augusta and Richmond County in May of 2015, the BLS reports. Median annual salaries for all occupations was just over $31,000 in 2015, the BLS notes, but wages for high-demand fields were much higher. With its large concentration of cyber security and computer defense firms, workers in the Augusta-Richmond County region (which also includes parts of South Carolina) who specialize in computer and related fields earned median annual salaries just over $64,000 in 2015, the BLS reports. Computer and related mathematical jobs represented 5.5 percent of the region's workforce in 2015, the BLS notes.

Fun Facts

Computer hackers beware! Augusta is home to more than 100 defense companies specializing in communications and cyber security, the region's economic development agency reports. Augusta is home to the United States Army Cyber Command and the United States Army Cyber Center for Excellence, as well as the Army Signal School. Students who earn online degrees in information technology or computer security have multiple options for employment from the many public computer security companies in the region.

Savannah, GA

Total Population

361,161

Median salary for high school grads

$27,039

Median salary with a bachelor's degree

$45,497

% of the population enrolled in college or grad school

12.4%

Median rent

$751

Economics

Tourism and hospitality are the main economic drivers of the beautiful and historic coastal city of Savannah. According to the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, 7.6 million people were drawn to Savannah's lush, magnolia-lined streets and popular historic district in 2014 and spent approximately $2.5 billion. Leisure and hospitality services employ roughly 25,000 employees, the chamber reports. The Port of Savannah is the largest single-terminal shipping container in North America and the fourth-largest port in the U.S., the Savannah Economic Development Authority reports. Students who earn online degrees in hotel management and related hospitality fields may have many options for employment in Savannah, as do students who specialize in logistics and transportation fields.

Demographics

The greater Savannah region was home to 161,000 workers in 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. For residents ages 25 and older, 27 percent obtained at a bachelor's degree or higher, the Census Bureau notes. Median annual salaries in 2015 were $48,000 for residents with graduate or professional degrees, the bureau adds.

Fun Facts

Girl Scouts of America was founded in Savannah. The city's roots date back to 1733 when General James Edward Oglethorpe founded the city after sailing to Georgia from England. The movies "Cape Fear" and the classic "Forrest Gump" were filmed in Savannah.

 

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