About College Degrees Online
College Degrees Online was founded in 2016 as a resource dedicated to online degrees. We have been collecting data on colleges and universities and their degrees since 2016, and officially brought the website live in 2018. CollegeDegreesOnline.com owned and operated by Enroll Education LLC. For decades, Enroll Education has been researching degree programs within growing areas of higher education. We have worked with hundreds of universities and researched thousands of programs at all levels. Our goals are simple: Do our research, create easy-to-use websites with unique information, and help students find the best colleges for their personal circumstances.
Over the years, we have reviewed hundreds of programs, careers, and data to help this website grow. We are continuously researching specific programs, and reviewing them for our readership. The information and data on our website has been reviewed by top professionals in the industry, and has been cited by hundreds of industry organizations and higher education institutions.
CDO is however, improving every day. Our data is sourced by:
- US Department of Education
- US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Multiple accrediting board in the US:
- Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
- American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (APA-CoA)
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Regional accreditation is a long-standing accreditation methods used by colleges within different regions throughout the United States. The U.S. Department of Education currently lists 16 different regional accreditations in the country, including the Higher Learning Commission, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Regional accreditation often means that students may have more difficulty when trying to transfer to colleges outside of their regional area. However, this is one of the oldest and most prestigious methods of accreditation for colleges across the United States, making it a reliable source of accreditation for colleges and universities within their areas.
National accreditation is seen more often in online educational programs than those in traditional environments. Colleges that hold this accreditation are not limited to any geographic region within the United States. The U.S. Department of Education officially recognizes 10 national accrediting agencies, including the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the Council on Occupational Education, and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.
Why Consider Studying Online?
Online degrees are becoming more prevalent and should continue to become more widespread. We want to provide a great starting point for prospective students.
Here are a few statistics showing the prevalence of online learning:
- There are over 2.8 million students taking 100% online courses
- 14% of all students are taking 100% online courses
- 25% of all Masters degrees are taken 100% online
- 12% of Bachelors degrees are taken 100% online
The U.S. Department of Education has long been the providing element of information for educational practices throughout the United States. In a meta-analysis (PDF report) conducted by this organization, it was found that students in an online environment were able to learn more efficiently than those in traditional learning environments.
Does College Degrees Online.com Make Money?
The website is free to use for all visitors. You may notice throughout the site that there are advertisements. We place featured listings for different universities that could be of interest to someone looking for an online degree. Every university the site is fully vetted, and is accredited, but you are responsible for fully vetting any program you consider. We have made our best attempt to label any advertisements as “ads”, “sponsored programs”, “sponsored”, “sponsored search”, “sponsored ads”, or some sort of label denoting the listing is an advertisement. Generally if you see a logo of a university, that is an advertisement. We make our best attempt to mark these advertisements as the following, including but not limited to: featured, sponsored, ad, ads, advertisements, matching ads, matching school ads, sponsored schools, sponsored programs, sponsored degrees, sponsored degree, sponsored program.
You are not required or obligated to, but if you choose to opt in to sending your information to any affiliated party we work with, in return we may receive a fee from that affiliate or one of their affiliates.