Peterson’s Publishing Launches OnlineSchools Database

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Directory of Online Programs and Courses Helps Students Meet Their Goals

Peterson’s, the leading provider and publisher of higher education data and informational resources, is excited to announce the official launch of the OnlineSchools section of

The new Peterson’s OnlineSchools database is the most comprehensive index available for students seeking an online degree program. With over 50 years of accumulated school data, Peterson’s includes nearly 1,200 accredited institutions, offering over 14,000 degree or award programs for use in the OnlineSchools section; no other data set is as far-reaching or robust. Creating an easy-to-use and comprehensive online school search listing is a real win for students, giving them a better way to understand and research their educational options.

“For students, understanding and finding an online program or course is a unique experience,” explains Mike Marasch, senior product manager at “Our user research shows that students considering online education are interested in specific data about the degrees and programs available – such as the flexibility of the course schedule or the reputation of the school and program. We’ve built a research and listing experience that’s unique to the market, both in terms of how it helps students find important information as well as the depth and quality of the data we’re presenting. Our comprehensive data and cataloging of online schools offering undergrad and graduate degrees and certificates goes far above and beyond any other online resource.”

The OnlineSchools search and matching database is built around extensive student and school feedback. School profile pages include data that online degree seekers identify as particularly important, like cost per credit, credits required to graduate, and total estimated cost. View a sample OnlineSchools Premium Profile.

Peterson's OnlineSchools is built with the student in mind. We focused on matching students to degree programs that meet students’ interests and abilities. Unlike other school marketing websites that serve up limited, client-only listings to generate leads, our complete dataset provides degree-seekers with the information they need to make an informed decision. Thus, OnlineSchools introduces students to the schools they want to attend.

Schools can join the OnlineSchools database for free and have the option to upgrade to a Premium Profile. Peterson’s Premium Profile helps schools to maximize their presence on to effectively and affordably market to their target audience. Schools are able to include additional content, videos, links to social media, a contact form, and more. Premium profiles will also receive performance reports to track student reach. Visit for more information about free and Premium options.

OnlineSchools is available now at Watch for new features to the Peterson’s program over the next several months.

About Peterson’s
Peterson’s®, a Nelnet company, is excited to be celebrating 50 years of trusted educational publishing. It’s a milestone we’re quite proud of, as we continue to provide the most accurate, dependable, high-quality education content in the field, providing you with everything you need to succeed. No matter where you are on your academic or professional path, you can rely on Peterson’s publications and its online information at for the most up-to-date education exploration data, admissions resources, expert test prep and scholarship tools, and the highest-quality career success resources – everything you need to achieve your educational goals.

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