The Consumer’s Guide to Online Education

Founded in 1989 and online since 1998, GetEducated is America’s first free online counseling center for adult students. Our mission is to help consumers make informed choices about one of the most expensive purchases they will make in their lifetime—a college degree. We provide unique tools that help consumers review and compare more than 15,000 online degree programs.

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Top 16 ABET Accredited Online Schools

We talk about accreditation a lot at, making sure your online education is legitimate should be a top priority for all prospective students. But once you ensure a school is regionally accredited, how should you evaluate supplementary accreditations? Does ABET accreditation really matter?....Continue reading

Top 13 Innovative Online Schools

Sure, online universities make a college degree more accessible, but doesn't the online model sacrifice quality? That's the fundamental debate surrounding online schools today. Proponents argue that lower costs and increased flexibility over tradition on-campus learning democratize education....Continue reading

Which Online Nursing Degree is Right for Me?

A nurse is a nurse is a nurse...right? Wrong. Nursing is a highly complex career field that involves numerous levels of education and responsibilities. From entry-level nursing careers to advanced nursing positions that require a master's degree, this is a field with multiple layers and various titles....Continue reading

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