Editor’s Note: In the world of online education, school accountability can be tough to find. Without a national data set, or any requirements by the government for schools to report success rates, there is no source for reliable, consistent data on online colleges.
At Get Educated, we’re big fans of the efforts by independent educational groups that offer free, honest evaluations of online universities. CollegeChoicesforAdults.org is a non-profit devoted to helping you learn about learning outcomes in online universities and degree programs.
From the project director, Cali Morrison:
Looking for real hard student data from different online colleges? Search no further!
As an adult, the concept of returning to or starting college can be a daunting one.
How do you know what institution to choose? What program of study will help you gain the knowledge and skills to pursue the career path you’re interested in? How can you find the best online university?
In a web full of marketing messages and websites whose only mission is to redirect you to high-paying clients’ schools, how do you find information you can trust?
Visit CollegeChoicesforAdults.org. Our site came out of a collaborative of regionally accredited, adult-serving institutions that wanted to improve access to information on distance learning for adult learners. ?Our site provides data, not marketing fluff, for you to evaluate programs and institutions.
We don’t provide rankings – we want to leave the decisions on what elements are most important to you up to you when choosing an online school.