NexTag is actually a site set up as a comparison shopping site. One of the offerings at the top of their homepage, however, is "Degrees". Once you click on the "Degrees" link, you will come to their page for comparing online degree programs. There is a drop down menu where you choose your specialty (business, health & human services, education, etc) and if you fill out a form. Then they will send you free information from matching schools. On this same page, you will see a listing of programs offered and the schools participating with the site. Once you click on a program of interest, say education, you then can choose the degree level you are interested in. By clicking on the particular program/school, you are taken to an informational page about the program and school. This does offer a little more information than you can access with Classes USA, because you also see:
- contact information for the school
- number of credits needed for graduation
- average cost per credit hour
- accrediting agency for the school
- enrollment calendar, with general information on start dates
- type of school (private, public)
There is also a link to the school's site to request additional information. With the information provided about the individual school and programs, NexTag offers a bit more information to the student, making it easier to make an informed decision. As someone who is considering an online degree, I especially like the information on the number of credits required to graduate and the average cost per credit hour. This makes it easier to decide on the financial impact of an online education.
For some tips on learning what to watch out for when looking for an online degree program, read "How to Avoid Unaccredited Degrees".