Education Connection has positioned itself as one of the first supplies a student will need before heading in to school. Whether you're pursuing higher education for the first time or returning after many years in the work force, selecting the right degree program and even the place to earn that degree can be overwhelming. There are so many choices, and it today's increasingly digital world, even more decisions about campus-based versus online classrooms.
The site is simple to use and makes such a major decision a little easier by doing some of the sorting for you. Provide Education Connection with your educational background, contact information, degree of interest and the type of classroom you'd like to attend. You'll receive a follow-up email with the top three school/degree program matches.
If you're looking for a change in career or not quite sure where you're headed, Education Connection can also match you to a school and degree program based on your unique personality. They provide a brief four-question survey to determine your personality and you provide educational background and goals. You're then presented a list of possible career paths (with corresponding average annual salary) that typically suit your personality. You can then select the careers that most interest you and Education Connection will email possible school matches.
- Search career and school based on personality
- Service is free
- Multiple avenues for more refined search. You can search by:
- Area of Interest
- Fastest Growing Careers
- Most Lucrative Careers
- Accredited Online Degrees
- Master's Degrees Online
- Assessments to determine if learning online is the best choice for you
- Thorough explanation of the various ways to pay for school
- General tips for common questions about entering a college or university
- Free Guide to Grants and Scholarships
- Does not display search results immediately; must wait for an email or call from an Education Connection advisor
- Email is not received in a timely manner
- Only provides three matches
- Does not provide list of schools
Education Connection provides the site free to the public.
There are not any posted advertisements, so it is likely that the featured universities are paying for placement.
You can search 18 different areas of interest in the pre-populated list of degree programs on Education Connection. Some of these popular areas of study include:
- Arts & Humanities
- General Business
- Law & Criminal Justice
The schools in Education Connection's database are not displayed.
While many sites matching students with degree programs and schools offer only that service, Education Connection provides a complete experience to those seeking to further their education. By offering many valuable tools like the guide to grants and scholarships, personality matching, search for careers by category and online assessments, Education Connection is a veritable one-stop-shop for comparison shopping.
While the site does only provide three matches for each search, they do take care to capture important information to make those search results as valid as possible.
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