Searching for the Best Online Degree

Searching for the Best Online Degree

Searching for the Best Online Degree

Searching for the best online degree can be time-consuming and frustration! I research the performance of new and existing online degree programs for universities across the U.S. and globally.  And it’s clear to me, after spending thousands of hours searching for online program details on university websites, that it is very difficult for students like you who are looking for a good degree program to comb through this mess of data too.

Searching for the right online degree is as frustrating as it is time-consuming. I’ve written about this topic extensively in this blogsite. Here are the problems in a nut-shell:

  • Universities don’t use a standard template to convey the details about their programs on websites and often leave out key program details that matter most to prospective students
  • There are no public, national databases that accurately capture these details
  • Websites that offer advice about online programs (called Online Education Directories in the education industry) require you to give your contact information while providing details on only a few programs.  They sell your contact information to marketing companies.
  • Thousands of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs have moved online in the past ten years and are competing against each other for students in a major SEO battle.

And, in my opinion, the main casualty in this battle is the student. Completing due diligence on your online program options is extremely difficult!

Just try this: search the words “Online Master of Business Administration” and see how many different online MBA programs, degree portals, and rankings websites are returned in the search.  At last count, there were over 490 online MBAs in the market today.  How can any potential MBA student possibly research all of these programs to be sure that the one they choose is best for them?

Find the Right Online Degree Faster

I created the Online Degree Database — to help students like you who are thinking about pursuing a college degree, and believe that an online program is the best fit for their personal and professional goals.  I spent the last two and a half years collecting and updating details from university websites for the most popular online college degrees. The result is the most comprehensive online degree data available in the market today.

And now, these data are available to you for free.  A master’s degree costs anywhere from $7,700 to $128,000. A bachelor’s degree costs more. The Online Degree Database lets you do a comprehensive search for the programs that meet your personal criteria. This is sea-change innovation in this process! Compare this to how Carfax improves outcomes for used car buyers, or Angie’s List helps consumers find a good contractor for home improvement projects.

Clearly, attaining a college degree is one of the most important achievements in your life. Studies show over and over again that getting a college education drives career success and personal satisfaction.  The Online Degree Database helps get you there faster.

Universities, work with the Online Degree Database directly to access unique and relevant intelligence about the online degree market. Contact Michelle at for more information.

Visit our Available Programs page today and get your free reports!

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