California Community Colleges
The average yearly cost of resident tuition and fees for a California community college is $780.
Many California community colleges have waiting lists for enrollment and they charge out of state students (even distance learning students) a hefty $207 per credit.
Buf if you live in the great state of CA — California residents skate almost free at a mere $26 per unit enrollment fee.
You can find a search engine for California community college online degrees and courses from California Virtual Campus .
The network of California Community Colleges is the largest higher education system in the United States. They serve more than 2.9 million students. That would be similar to providing a post-secondary education for every citizen above the age of 16 in the entire country of New Zealand. There are 72 districts and 112 community colleges.
New Mexico Community Colleges
New Mexico has nine community colleges. The average yearly cost for resident tuition and fees is $1,125.
Central New Mexico community college offers 225 online courses for credit making them one of the largest public distance learning institutions in the nation.
Happily, New Mexico community colleges offer a graduated tuition rate, making them my first choice in the top 3 cheapest community colleges.
Non resident tuition rates:
12-18 credit hours = $2,616
Per Credit Hour
1-6 credit hours = $44 per credit hour.
7-11 credit hours = $218 per credit hour.
more than 18 credit hours: $2616 plus $218 per credit hour.
In case you don’t see the significance. you can take up to 6 credits at only $44 each. This allows you to get your feet wet in a part-time program for a very low cost.
These are the nine New Mexico Community Colleges;
Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque
Clovis Community College, Clovis
Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces
Luna Community College, Las Vegas
Mesalands Community College, Tucumcari
New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs
New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell
San Juan College, Farmington
Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe
A sample of online degrees and certificates available from Clovis Community College
North Carolina Community Colleges
North Carolina has 58 community colleges. The average yearly cost for resident tuition and fees is $1,684. You can search for online programs and courses from North Carolina Virtual Learning Community.
Full-time (16 or more Credits): $923.25
Part-time (1-11 Credits): $59.75 per Credit
In-State students enrolled for 12 Credits are classified as full-time ; however, an additional $59.75 is charged per Credit up to a maximum of 16 Credits with no additional charge over 16 Credits.
Full-time (16 or more Credits): $3,995.25
Part-time (1-11 Credits): $251.75 per Credit