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GetEducated.com: History and Mission

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GetEducated.com is a consumer group that publishes online college rankings and online university ratings along the dimensions that matter most to online students themselves: affordability and credibility.


Founded in 1989 by Vicky Phillips, a psychologist and educator, Get Educated—in partnership with America Online and the Electronic University Network—developed America’s first free online counseling center for adult students.

Our Mission: Help consumers make informed choices about the second most expensive purchase most will make in their lifetime -- a college degree. 

We provide unique tools that help consumers rate and compare more than 3,800+ online degree programs.

Because Not All Online Colleges Are Alike

Get Educated Before You Enroll

Get Educated protects students from the dark world of online education fraud through innovative free services, such as The Diploma Mill Police, a database of consumer alerts on more than 200 degree mill scams.

Unlike other ”online college directories,” which operate as student lead mills, Get Educated is staffed by higher education experts who evaluate every online college that applies to our site for a listing. 

We are not a lead generation mill.
We do not accept pay per lead advertising
We don't take consumer data and sell it to the highest college bidder.

Because we aren't paid for each student lead we send to client colleges we are free to publish data on every accredited online college in the United States. We publish real data as it relates to cost, credibility and student satisfaction.

And we publish this data whether it reflects favorably on any one college or not.

Our online degree rankings and reviews are editorially independent. They are designed to meet the needs of consumers who crave real data to help them compare online degrees.

In an effort to educate consumers about their options, including many non-profit and state colleges with great distance learning programs but $0 in Internet ad budgets, Get Educated offers free basic directory listings to all accredited colleges and universities

And we remain the only online college directory that bars advertising from degree mills and unaccredited colleges.



More Choices - We list all all accredited online schools (not just those few for-profit schools that pay fake online colleges directories to them student leads)

Better Choices - We list small private elite colleges and large non-profit universities that you won't find listed elsewhere online because they have little or no Internet ad budget.

No listings or ads from unaccredited colleges or degree mills

No listings or ads from online colleges that are "accredited" by fake agencies

We pledge to protect you—the consumer—by fearlessly blowing the whistle on diploma mills and online education scams




Help consumers get educated about college cost and credibility so they can choose with confidence the best online degrees.

As a part of our mission, we support an Online Learning Scholarship Fund. These $1,000 scholarships are based on need and scholarly ability. Students may use them to attend the accredited online college of their choice. For more details, visit our scholarship page.

GetEducated.com - Vermont Business for Social ResponsibilityAs a Vermont company, we are dedicated to a sustainable approach to business. Rather than buy fiber board desks we hand-crafted wooden antique desks using reclaimed floorboards from Vermont farmhouses and discarded beams from Recycle North of Burlington, VT.  Each desk, like each member of the Get Educated team, is organic and unique.

Get Educated, Inc. is a member of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, a non-profit agency dedicated to fostering business ethics in Vermont. VBSR and its members recognize the responsibility of the business community to set high standards for protecting the natural, human, and economic environment of all citizens.


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