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. Our Mission: Educate - Advocate ~ Protect!
GetEducated was founded in 1989 by a psychologist and educator and was created in partnership with America Online and the Electronic University Network. The result? America’s first free online counseling center for adult students with the mission to 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 15,000 online degree programs.
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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.
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.
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GetEducated.com, an Approved Colleges, LLC property, is an online education resource based in Harrisonburg, VA that was created to help busy, working adults find, research, and compare online degrees, certificates, courses and training. The site offers an unbiased listing of all institutions that have online programs available in the United States, and some globally. Degree granting online colleges and universities who are listed on GetEducated.com must be accredited by an agency recognized by the US Dept. of Education or by an international equivalent. They include public and state supported institutions; private, non-profit schools; private, for-profit colleges and universities; and course and training providers. There is no fee to be listed on GetEducated.com though some learning providers may enhance their promotion through sponsored listings.
At GetEducated.com, we believe that one of the greatest challenges facing our society today is the mismatch of an individual’s education and skills and the needs present in the marketplace. Even with real unemployment at record highs there remain open job positions unfilled due to lack of qualified applicants. We know, we’re having trouble trying to hire some key positions! When properly trained, an individual’s financial situation and career prospects are much brighter. This challenge has been growing under many administrations and we believe that job seekers, employers and sites such as GetEducated.com must step up to address this problem.
Finding the right school and program is critical to a student’s success in achieving their education goals and choosing a school, degree, or course is an important decision that incorporates many personal and professional factors. GetEducated.com helps empower students to make those decisions with confidence and knowledge through a selection of powerful tools (with many more under development) that help prospective students better determine the best education path for them based on their career objectives, prior education experience, preferred learning methods, and financial position.
We value your time and seek to provide the most comprehensive and easy-to-use research and comparison site available for online, post-secondary education opportunities. If you are a school who is not listed and should be, or if you are listed but would like to have a change made to your pages please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you have any suggestions on how we may better serve prospective students please let us know by using the contact form on the “Contact Us” page.
• More Choices - We list all all accredited online schools
• 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 is led by President and industry veteran Tony Huffman who has over 14 years’ experience in the online education industry. Tony has seen first hand the challenges that students face in making the life altering decision to continue their studies online. He’s seen millions of students inquire and hundreds of thousands enroll under his watch.
Much learning has been had throughout this endeavor, but none as large as the importance of the student making the best informed choice concerning their future education. Any number of pitfalls await and the wise learner weighs many variables and arrives at the best choice that incorporates all factors involved.
We believe that the student’s education starts before they enroll in school through taking the steps to carefully compare and weigh which field and program is best, and through self-evaluation to ensure that the path desired is optimal for the student based on their career goals, intelligence, and learning styles.
For schools that choose to become sponsors at GetEducated.com, there exists no better way to showcase their online offerings to an audience that is well informed and proactively seeking to continue their education online.
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