Be Recognized

Abound is a new college guidance system from Colleges of Distinction, designed specifically for degree-seeking adults. We help small- and mid-sized schools get recognized for their program excellence, and help students find the best place to earn an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, nursing degree, or MBA.

Finish College

The Adult Undergrad badge is offered to schools that serve students who started college but never finished, or are exploring higher ed for the first time.

Grad School

We recognize graduate programs that serve adult students who have either just finished their undergrad, or have been in the workplace for some time and are ready to return to school.

Nursing

For schools offering a two-year ADN, or a longer education leading to an MSN or a doctorate, our Nursing badge shows students how your school aligns with their ambitions.

MBA

Starting salary. Net cost. Program quality. Reputation. A student only picks an MBA program once; make sure they get the info they need to make a sound choice.

Be Recognized

Finish College

The Adult Undergrad badge is offered to schools that serve students who started college but never finished, or are exploring higher ed for the first time.

Grad School

We recognize graduate programs that serve adult students who have either just finished their undergrad, or have been in the workplace for some time and are ready to return to school.

Nursing

For schools offering a two-year ADN, or a longer education leading to an MSN or a doctorate, our Nursing badge shows students how your school aligns with their ambitions.

MBA

Starting salary. Net cost. Program quality. Reputation. A student only picks an MBA program once; make sure they get the info they need to make a sound choice.

Abound is a new college guidance system from Colleges of Distinction, designed specifically for degree-seeking adults. We help small- and mid-sized schools get recognized for their program excellence, and help students find the best place to earn an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, nursing degree, or MBA.

Be Recognized

Abound is a new college guidance system from Colleges of Distinction, designed specifically for degree-seeking adults. We help small- and mid-sized schools get recognized for their program excellence, and help students find the best place to earn an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, nursing degree, or MBA.

Finish College

The Adult Undergrad badge is offered to schools that serve students who started college but never finished, or are exploring higher ed for the first time.

Grad School

We recognize graduate programs that serve adult students who have either just finished their undergrad, or have been in the workplace for some time and are ready to return to school.

Nursing

For schools offering a two-year ADN, or a longer education leading to an MSN or a doctorate, our Nursing badge shows students how your school aligns with their ambitions.

MBA

Starting salary. Net cost. Program quality. Reputation. A student only picks an MBA program once; make sure they get the info they need to make a sound choice.

Be Recognized

Finish College

The Adult Undergrad badge is offered to schools that serve students who started college but never finished, or are exploring higher ed for the first time.

Grad School

We recognize graduate programs that serve adult students who have either just finished their undergrad, or have been in the workplace for some time and are ready to return to school.

Nursing

For schools offering a two-year ADN, or a longer education leading to an MSN or a doctorate, our Nursing badge shows students how your school aligns with their ambitions.

MBA

Starting salary. Net cost. Program quality. Reputation. A student only picks an MBA program once; make sure they get the info they need to make a sound choice.

Abound is a new college guidance system from Colleges of Distinction, designed specifically for degree-seeking adults. We help small- and mid-sized schools get recognized for their program excellence, and help students find the best place to earn an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, nursing degree, or MBA.

Benefits for Schools

Abound Insignia

Display our seal of approval (in digital or print) on your website, recruitment materials, and regional or national promotions.

School Profile

Be featured in our Guidebook and website along with your pictures, videos, degree descriptions, statistics, and success stories.

Content Marketing

Contribute an article to our Student Advice blog. Guest posts include an author bio as well as a link to your school’s website.

Marketing Templates

Use customizable templates for press releases and 2-page flyers to announce your acceptance as a member school.

National Media

Get national recognition through our annual media campaigns to local, regional, and industry-specific news outlets.

Connect to Students

Our guidance system is a valuable resource that connects you with degree-seeking adults to help improve your enrollment.

Sample Badges

Qualification Process

Step 1: Nomination & Survey

Fill out the form below, and we’ll send you our qualification survey. It covers a range of areas in our selection criteria.

Step 2: Evaluation

We spend time evaluating your school’s fit within our selection criteria, as outlined below. We also review public information from sources such as the Common Data Set and the National Center for Education Statistics. During this step, we may ask you to provide some supplementary materials.

Step 3: Recognition

Based on the information we gather through your survey and evaluation, we’ll determine if your school qualifies for recognition as a Top Adult Undergrad Degree Program. If it does, we’ll finalize the selection process and invite you to build your profile and join our roster of schools.

Selection Criteria

  • Commitment to engaged learning
  • Mentorship and support for students
  • Academic integrity
  • Full explanations of offerings and programs
  • Faculty, adjunct, and staff training
  • Use of campus resources
  • Accelerated time to completion
  • Available career services for students
  • Affordability assistance
  • Regional accreditation
  • Flexible scheduling options

Annual Guidebooks

Our Guidebooks are available in print and digital formats. Each member school has a profile listed and can submit advice to be included in the front of the book, which is distributed free of charge to college counselors and HR professionals throughout the US.

Request More Information

To learn more about how your school can become a member of Abound, or to ask a question, either complete the form below or email contact@abound.college.

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