Who Are We?

Our extended team has decades of combined experience in higher education and includes former teachers, subject-matter specialists, veterans’ education experts and more.

HoughtonlakeBoard.org is owned by ABUV Media. Since 2012, ABUV Media has created expert-driven, consumer-focused websites and tools that help people make more informed decisions about their education, career, and future.

How do you make money?

We partner with online schools that offer programs that may be of interest to students. In exchange for student referrals to these programs, we receive compensation. The sponsored schools on Affordable Colleges Online are clearly labeled with “Sponsored,” “Sponsored Schools,” or similar language.

Students will only be contacted from our clients if they choose to fill out a referral form and their information will only be sent to the school or program they choose on the referral form.

How do you ensure you’re providing accurate, up-to-date information for students?

We use primary sources, including the U.S. Department of Education, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) to inform our content and our school rankings. We also work extensively with experts in the field of education to ensure we’re providing accurate, trustworthy information. We update our rankings lists on a yearly basis. Our guides and student resources are reviewed on a regular cadence to keep them relevant and up-to-date.

Can a school pay to be included in your rankings?

No, schools and programs can never pay to be included in our rankings.