What is Abound: Grad School?

More than 9 percent of adults over 25 have a master’s degree. Are you planning to join them?

A graduate degree can be a powerful way to advance your career, remain competitive in a changing industry, or transition to a new field. It can increase your earning power and connect you with opportunities to teach, research, work on advanced projects, gain recognition, and make a difference.

Abound, an initiative of Colleges of Distinction, is a comprehensive resource guide that helps the growing population of adult students find degree completion, graduate, nursing, and MBA programs at institutions that have been vetted for the highest quality that are affordable, accelerated and accessible.
— Chief Operating Officer Tyson Schritter

Is grad school the right choice?

It’s a weighty decision. While grad school could help you advance your career, there’s no guarantee a job will be waiting on the other side. While it could improve your earning power, there’s a chance it might not—and if it does, the return on investment may be slow to offset the costs.

Then too, graduate programs are demanding, and if you choose to go for a master’s, those demands will be part of your life for the next 2-3 years. It’s important to determine whether you have the emotional, logistical, and financial support to manage it successfully.

We’re here to help

There are a lot of websites out there offering to help you pick a master’s program. A lot of them, though, don’t actually deliver much; they’re just trying to capture your info. Others do offer some useful information, but only about online degrees. Or maybe they show you several different options, but without enough detail to compare programs and make a confident choice. Few, if any, are there to guide you through the process of choosing and applying for school, navigating your education successfully, and completing your degree.

That’s where Abound: Grad School really stands out.

We have a vision and respect for higher education that other sites don’t have. We’re not trying to get you enrolled just anywhere; not every program is a good fit for every student. Our goal is to help you find the program that’s best for you: the one that will support your own long-term goals and help you succeed in your career.

Get to know Abound

Our team has been working in higher education since 2000. Twenty-one years ago, we founded a college guidance system called Colleges of Distinction to help students ages 18–21 choose their school. But as the student population in the United States shifts to adult students (age 24 and older), we feel it’s really important to offer college guidance just for adults, as well.

That’s why we created Abound. Our passion is to help you find a school that’s not just known for excellence, but is also a good fit for you personally. Our team is based in Austin, Texas — home of SXSWedu (an annual conference on innovations in learning) as well as many bright minds in emerging technologies.

Located in Austin, Texas

Abound is headquartered in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, a city known for it’s live music, creativity and innovation.

Consistently earning top accolades as the #1 place in America to start a business, hosting music, media and educational cultural events like SXSW and SXSW.edu and the choice for large tech firms like Google and Amazon, and Facebook it is the perfect location for Colleges of Distinction’s newest initiative to thrive.

4402 Eskew Drive, Austin, TX 78704

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