Newest bachelor’s degree brings online access and in-state tuition to multiple states across the Southeast

The newest bachelor’s degree in building information modeling management (BIMM) at Georgia Highlands College (GHC) has officially joined the Academic Common Market (ACM).

Now, students in a consortium of nearly 15 states can pursue the new BIMM degree online and pay one of the lowest tuition rates in the country by attending GHC.

The ACM is administered by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and connects programs and in-state tuition costs to students across Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida and Texas. (Florida and Texas participate only at the graduate level.)

Students outside of Georgia looking to take advantage of this opportunity may apply directly to GHC at as a regular student, then once accepted, they will send another application to the ACM which includes verifying home state residency in one of the states listed.

Providing access to low-cost college degree options to students in Georgia through one of the lowest tuition rates in the country has long been part of the mission at GHC, and now making that opportunity available to other regional states for this new program expands the ongoing goal of “training the next generation of workforce” for this specialized and in-demand construction and engineering degree.

“The only other BIMM program is located at Purdue University. However, our program takes a different approach to BIMM,” Interim Dean of the School of STEM Jason Christian said. “GHC focuses on the intersection of traditional virtual design techniques and construction management principles. Students will get the best of both worlds. This allows GHC students to be a part of the building process from the initial design until the final project is complete.”

Learn more about the program by watching this short video featuring GHC’s experienced faculty member Maria Holt who has nearly 15-years of industry experience and brings her real-world approach to the classroom at GHC.

Interested in BIMM at GHC? Request more information by filling out the interest form at