It’s no secret that online reviews are sometimes paid reviews. For this reason, it’s hard to tell the truth from the lies, even on respected sites like the Better Business Bureau or Consumer Reports.
When it comes to online colleges, the truth is even harder to find. In doing research across the internet, here are some of the top review sites for online colleges to be found:
· Wiki Answers
· Yahoo Answers
· Online Degree Reviews
· Get Educated
Still, this does not guarantee that the reviews and feedback are objective or based on the reviewer’s personal experience. In a marketer’s world, it could be a fake reviewer that’s voicing a bad opinion on a competitor.
Case in point: Breyer State University. Even though the university has an average rating of 7 out of 10, when compared to a 5.5 out of 10 ratio to colleges like Devry, Kaplan or Full Sail, it is still the target of bad, but biased reviews.
To get a better picture of the service and quality of an online college, we recommend flooding raw, real and genuine sources of information. This can be on Twitter or Facebook, where alumni often interact. Even better, visit the college’s alumni page, which usually offers a direct discussion board that outsiders are able to peruse.
Also, check out face videos of students who can’t hide under a cloak of ambiguity or libel, or ask friends or family members about their direct experience with online colleges that were utilized.
In addition, if there are any lawsuits filed against an institution, this would be visibly available in public court records. Be sure to note that whichever college is being chosen, proper research will need to be conducted, in verifiable sources.