Online Degree Database™

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Online Degree Database™?

The Online Degree Database™ is the only independent and comprehensive source of information about online degree programs available in the market today. We gather program details directly from university online program websites and provide this detail to you in a format that allows you to easily compare program features as you make your decision about which online programs are best for you.

Why is the Online Degree Database™ better than other search websites?

The information we provide is comprehensive, routinely updated and, most important, unbiased. Other “free” higher education websites are advertiser supported. This influences and limits the content you see. We believe your commitment of time, energy and money to earning a degree online is too important to limit your options to only programs sponsored by the biggest advertisers.

What degree types are available in the Online Degree Database™?

Our available program page lists the online degrees available for you to search in the Online Degree Database. Check back frequently, as we are constantly adding new programs to the database.

What type of information does the Online Degree Database™ provide?

Using our interactive tool, you create your own free personalized list of online degree programs. There are multiple criteria you may use in your selection process: Degree type, Total Tuition, Professional Accreditation, GMAT/GRE Requirement for Admission Decision, Course Delivery (fully online or residencies required), and Location (National or by States). Research with online students indicates these are the most important program features and characteristics they need to know when they start their search for an online program.

While you work with the tool, you will see the total number of programs fitting the criteria you select change in the green box on the right as you make the selections. You can work with the tool as much as you like until you get the combination and number of programs that you want. Then simply click the "Next" button to get your results for free!

Why can’t I just apply to local universities?

You certainly can do that. The nature of online education, however, gives you potentially superior options outside your city or region. You may find programs elsewhere in the U.S. that fit better with your educational goals, time requirements, and budget.

Can I just search for online degree programs on my own?

You can, but it is a time consuming process that usually produces limited results. If you’re searching online, you’ll miss many excellent programs that don’t appear in top search engine listings. Once you identify specific programs, you’ll need to search each university’s website for the information you need to evaluate the program and apply. This can add weeks to your search. The Online Degree Database enables you to conduct a comprehensive search for online programs nationally, compare them, and choose the ones you want to apply to much more quickly. And our data about online programs is free!

What if I need help deciding on what type of online degree will be best for me?

We have included a several resources on our website for students like you who are seeking more information. You will find a list of questions for you to consider as you think about getting an online degree, descriptions of the fields of study for the most popular online master’s degrees, and 10 questions to ask when you are gathering additional information about online programs.