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Accredited Schools Online: A Guide to Online Schools

I don’t usually promote any of the many online sites recommending online schools, because they are usually a front for advertising for-profit schools such as University of Phoenix, Walden and Kaplan. Although programs from these more established for-profit schools can be very good and just right for certain people, the web sites promoting them are directing potential students to a very limited range of options.

Accredited Schools Online though is different. It covers almost all the schools, k-12 through college and university, for-profit, private and public, that are offering online courses and programs in the USA, with a brief description of each institution or organization, on a state-by-state basis.

It also covers a range of ‘open’ online program sources such as Coursera, edX, MIT’s OpenCourseWare and the Khan Academy. Its only limitation is that it covers only the USA.

The site offers much more than just a guide to online schools. It has sections on the following:

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So if you want a qualification from a school, college or university in the USA, this could be a very useful guide. However, as always, be careful, and when you have chosen a potential school, contact the school directly to make sure you are qualified for entry, are eligible, where appropriate, for financial aid, and can afford the fees and other costs, especially if you are applying from outside the USA.


  1. __Thanks Tony. I was thinking of similar online education resources in Ontario, and one recently online, – Contact North Thunder Bay Ontario – MTCU Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities __Teachonline Trends & Directions __ 5 Ways Online Learning is Enabling Change in Post-Secondary Education __ “A New Pedagogy is Emerging… and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor” __ __

  2. Tony –
    As much as I hate to do so, I’ll disagree with you on this one. Cali Morrison (also of WCET) and I have tracked these sites. While many are fronts for lead generation companies, I’m not really sure what this one accomplishes.
    Look at the link for best online colleges:
    For a page with that title there is simply no info about online colleges. They obviously took the information on the page from another source that is not cited.
    Let’s look at the state of Nevada. Several colleges may be listed in the text, but are not in the database:
    They are missing several colleges. UNLV has significant offerings:
    There are some good articles, but also significant holes in the site.
    Thank you,


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