About OnlineColleges.com

OnlineColleges.com is a resource for people who want reliable information about online colleges and degree programs. On our website you can find information 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.

Mission Statement

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


Rahul Mandge
Rahul Mandge
Site Manager
Rahul brings his post-graduate expertise in computer applications and web-based technologies to his role as the producer for OnlineColleges.com. He also enjoys keeping up with the latest trends around ways to serve website visitors. His goal is to make sure that the visitors who are looking for credible, research-based information about online colleges have a positive and supportive experience on OnlineColleges.com. Rahul oversees all of the technical aspects of the site and works hard to make sure everything functions correctly.
Ian Sentelik
Ian Sentelik
Site Editor
Ian, as site editor for OnlineColleges.com, enjoys creating stories out of facts, findings and data. Having been raised in a family of teachers, he cares deeply about learning, and he believes that everyone deserves to blossom in the environment and education that is best for them. If his work has assisted you in some manner, then he is pleased with what he has done today. Ian has his degree in Pre- and Early Modern Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz.


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