What is Abound?

Our mission is simple. We connect adults to the right college by focusing on what matters most. It’s not about how rich or famous a school is. It’s about finding the best place to learn, grow, and succeed.

Abound, the newest initiative from 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

We’re here to help

There are plenty of websites out there offering to help students pick a program. A lot of them, though, don’t actually give you much to go on; they’re just trying to capture your info. Others do give some info, but only about online degrees. Or maybe they offer all kinds of options, but they don’t give you enough detail to compare programs and make a choice you feel good about. Few, if any, are able to guide you through the complicated process of choosing a school, applying, and completing your degree.

That’s where Abound really stands out.

We have a vision and respect for higher education that other sites just don’t have. We’re not just trying to get you enrolled somewhere. 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 see you through the finish line.

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Get to know Abound

Our team has been working in higher education since 2000. Seventeen 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 founded 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. The schools we work with come from 25 metro areas across the US, and counting.

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.

201 W. 5th Street
Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78701

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