About Us

About OnlineColleges.com

OnlineColleges.com is a leading resource for people who want reliable information about online colleges and degree programs. On our website you can find everything you need to know about pursing your degree online. We help users find the right online college and program based on subject, location and degree level. Our pages feature online colleges, online degree programs and career outlooks. Students can read descriptions of the top online colleges in each state as well as in each field of study. These school rankings give students the information they need to help them choose the college that is right for them.

Why did we make OnlineColleges.com?

College is a long, arduous journey, and before you embark on any long journey, it pays to do your research. We want to make sure that any decision you make along your higher education journey is informed and confident. Our goal is that anyone can come to our website to learn about distance education and discover their perfect school.

What will I find here?

OnlineColleges.com provides comprehensive guides for the most prominent online majors. From what to expect in a program to related careers and their outlook after graduation, our guides cover the information you need to confidently choose an online degree program.

Our How To Pay section also provides important resources for online students. Here you can learn about financial aid for online colleges, including grants, loans and scholarships.

At OnlineColleges.com, our mission is to empower students with knowledge about distance education. We believe informed students have the power to take their education and their career future into their own hands.

Our Online College Ranking

The Top Colleges Tool allows students to filter close to 3,000 colleges to find the best college for them. Students can filter by state, tuition, school type, military benefits and more. With this interactive tool, students can produce a personalized list that ranks schools based on the qualities that are most important to them.

We create data-based information

We use data from government agencies and other nationally recognized, primary sources. We make sure that our data analysis relies on a sound methodology. We don’t make any claims that that are not backed up by actual data. Our favorite data sources include the following:

  • The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
  • The United States Census Bureau

Our Team

Rudy De La Garza
Head of SEO

Rudy provides strategic leadership guidance. He is responsible for traffic acquisition, placement and continued growth. Rudy serves as the Head of SEO for QuinStreet, Inc. and Corporate SEO for Bankrate.com. His goal is to make sure OnlineColleges.com is easily available to those who are searching for information about enrolling in a distance education program.

Ryan Tran

Ryan Tran
Site Producer

As the producer for the site, Ryan is in charge of running the domain and making sure the site is functioning properly. He keeps the site current by creating new page designs and aiding in content planning. Ryan has a degree in marketing from California State University, Fullerton. As a fairly recent graduate, he knows well what students need to understand when they’re making a decision about their college education. 

Megan Horner

Megan Horner
Site Editor

As the site editor for OnlineColleges.com, Megan is responsible for content strategy, editing and publishing. She has worked as a writer and editor in both online and print publishing. Before joining the OnlineColleges.com team, she worked in the education technology field for several years. Megan holds a degree in English and editing from Brigham Young University.

Kate Rainey

Kate Rainey
Data Editor

Kate tackles all of the data needs for OnlineColleges.com. A spreadsheet enthusiast, she is in charge of designing ranking methodologies, compiling statistical data about higher education and keeping the team informed about new sources. She has worked for MSN.com and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and she holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee
Media Associate

Stephen provides guidance and support for SEO (Search Engine Optimization). He is responsible for technical SEO, content planning and outreach efforts. Prior to joining OnlineColleges.com, Stephen worked as an SEO consultant for startups. His goal is to provide prospective students with the best possible answer to their distance education questions in a unique and engaging experience.

Press & media inquiries:

Michael Kushman

Communications Manager

Michael Kushman
(650) 578-6865


OnlineColleges.com is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: QNST), a publicly traded corporation that operates a vertical marketing and media online business in the United States and internationally. In connection with direct marketing services, QuinStreet, Inc. offers informative web content and online matching services that connect internet visitors with its marketing clients. The address of QuinStreet's principal place of business is 950 Tower Lane, 6th Floor, Foster City, California 94404. For more information about QuinStreet, Inc., click here.