degreeCommunity Colleges across the state have and continue to create opportunities for Illinoisans of all ages at an affordable price. These schools, including online programs can play a vital role in preparing students to take to next step in their lives and education.

 A list released by SR Education Group names the top ranked online community colleges available in Illinois. Students across the state can earn an associate degree or certificate completely online from any of the 19 community colleges. According to SR Education Group and Guide to Online Schools, the community colleges listed below are the best online programs available in 2019.

The average tuition of the schools is $3,985, with the top ranked John Wood Community College (JWCC) having the highest tuition costs at $6,176 a year.

The JWCC Online program has a variety of 20 online associate degrees students can choose from.  Students can earn an AA in Law Enforcement, Computer Science and Economics, just to name a few.   

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John Wood Community College


Quincy (IL)


Illinois Central College


East Peoria, Peoria (IL)


Sauk Valley Community College


Dixon (IL)


College of DuPage


Glen Ellyn (and 7 others)


Waubonsee Community College


Sugar Grove (and 2 others)


Frontier Community College


Fairfield (IL)


College of Lake County


Grayslake, Vernon Hills (IL)


Wabash Valley College


Mount Carmel (IL)


Lincoln Land Community College


Springfield (IL)


Joliet Junior College


Joliet, Romeoville (IL)


McHenry County College


Crystal Lake (IL)


Lake Land College


Mattoon (IL)


Moraine Valley Community College


Palos Hills (IL)


Olney Central College


Olney (IL)


Richland Community College


Decatur (IL)


Lincoln Trail College


Robinson (and 2 others)


Southeastern Illinois College


Harrisburg (IL)


Spoon River College


Canton (IL)


Shawnee Community College


Ullin (IL)