OnlineU in the News

As a driver of the college affordability and value conversation, OnlineU (previously Guide to Online Schools) has been featured in many national and local media outlets, including Forbes, College Confidential, and 425 Business Magazine. Since releasing our first online college rankings in 2009, OnlineU has also been recognized by over 475 colleges as a leader in the online higher education space.

OnlineU was formerly known as Guide to Online Schools until August of 2020, when the website rebranded. All mentions from July 2020 and before will refer to Guide to Online Schools.

Featured Media Attention

Our press team loves working with journalists across the country to share insights on the higher education space. If you're a member of the media and would like to speak with us, or get a quote from our CEO, please email press@optimal.com.

College Media Attention

OnlineU ranks thousands of colleges annually across degree levels, subject areas, and locations. Our rankings recognize colleges that are going above and beyond to create online programs that deliver the best value for students. We are always happy to hear from schools that are proud to be included on our ranking lists. We hope our rankings serve as encouragement for colleges to continue improving their online programs.

"The (history) department is delighted by this honor, especially as the online track is only five years old."
University of Masschusetts - Boston
"It's nice to be recognized nationally for providing nurses the opportunity to advance their degree..."
California State University - Stanislaus

Local News Media Attention

Connect with us on social