Comparing state college tuitions


Before looking elsewhere, locals looking to attend a two-year community college should weigh the benefits of our own East Georgia State College. In comparison to other two-year public institutions, EGSC holds its own in terms of price and other features.

Nearby institutions include Georgia Military College, Georgia Highlands, Albany State, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, South Georgia State College, Coastal, Gordon State, and Georgia State Perimeter College. Georgia State Perimeter College, Georgia Highlands, and South Georgia State College are the only institutions that come close to EGSC in price. EGSC in-state tuition is listed as $3,136, GSPC and SGSC are both listed as $3,360 or $95 per credit hour, and Georgia Highlands is listed as $3,344 or roughly $95 per credit hour.

Coming in as the highest in-state tuition of two-year institutions in Georgia is Georgia Military College at $6525. Though its price is shocking in comparison to EGSC, it does offer 14 locations from Valdosta to Stone Mountain as well as in-person, hybrid, and complete online learning. Albany State has the second highest tuition at $5,934, then Gordon State at $4,084 or $159 per credit hour.

Of the colleges that compete with East Georgia in price, Georgia State Perimeter College has campuses in Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, and Newton. Georgia Highlands has campuses in Marietta, Douglasville, Dallas, Rome, Cartersville. South Georgia State has campuses in Douglas, Waycross, Americus, Valdosta. East Georgia State College is based in Swainsboro and offers two other campuses in Statesboro and Augusta as well as many online courses.

East Georgia State College is local and extremely accommodating. They offer various degrees and certificate courses. With scholarships and financial aid, it is entirely possible to earn an associates degree debt-free. With an acceptance rate of 100 percent, it is completely possible and worth considering for anyone’s higher education needs.

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