Guide to Online Schools is a product of Optimal, formerly known as SR Education Group until January of 2020, when the company rebranded.
Guide to Online Schools is a free and comprehensive guide that enables students to compare all online colleges in the U.S. We seek to help driven people accomplish their education goals in a financially responsible manner. By providing resources that are easy to use but hard to find elsewhere, Guide to Online Schools hopes to empower more Americans to go to college while lowering the overall cost of earning a degree. We want to be part of the solution to the student debt crisis that has been plaguing our nation for years. Getting a degree might be necessary, but it shouldn't break the bank.
Optimal created Guide to Online Schools to help students choose the best school for their career aspirations and budget. It is our mission to be the most authoritative online resource for students, and we are dedicated to making objective information about education, careers, and college financing easily accessible.
After working in the education industry for over 9 years as the CEO of Optimal, Sung became discouraged by how difficult it was to find accurate information about what's truly important to prospective students. He saw the need for sites dedicated to transparency around finding quality education options that are both affordable and accessible.
Sung's an Ivy League grad who's passionate about changing the landscape in higher education so it better reflects the interests of students. He knows prestige doesn't always translate to quality and doesn't want to see students get a raw deal.