About Us

Simply stated, Perdia Education grows online student enrollments.

Perdia traces its roots to 1989, the first year of printed publication of GetEducated, later migrating to an online format in 1998. We are exclusively focused on the education industry and have a rich history of success with over 100 years of combined experience in our executive team. 

For 30 years, our directory of accredited U.S. distance education programs has helped over 40 million prospective online students research educational opportunities while increasing institutions national visibility and driving online student enrollments.

Our revolutionary, patent-pending mobile enrollment solution, EMMA, addresses the shifting demographics and communication preferences of students thus supporting colleges and universities by securing enrollments, guiding students through initial inquiry to sitting in class and all points between. 

Our solutions and guidance can help institutions breakthrough with cutting-edge technology and a focus on the future. Whether it’s recruiting, enrollment, or bundled services; contact Perdia today and learn how we can help you!


Perdia Education (Approved Colleges, LLC) was founded by industry veteran Tony Huffman who has over 20 years’ experience in the online education industry. After transitioning from an accounting profession in the late 90s, Tony began work in the Ed-Tech space at Audible.com. He worked closely with Microsoft transitioning their CD-Rom based worldwide sales update / training “Drivetime” to Audible’s online and secure digital distribution system.

He later spent 10 years as an SVP in the online post-secondary education industry culminating with creation of the Test Drive College. This program allowed students to gauge their readiness to enter an online program by taking a free, credit-bearing online course transferable to partner institutions. Tony created Perdia Education to provide better solutions for students and universities alike. Perdia Education is a small, dedicated team of 20 based in Monterey, Virginia; roughly 3 hours southwest of Washington DC. 

Tony earned a BBA – Accounting from James Madison University.

In the News

The Big Pivot: Top 4 reasons higher ed needs to focus on mobile enrollment technology

Digital transformation of recruitment and admissions is the key to reaching prospective online students in their environment.

Perdia Education Launches Emma™, the First Mobile Student Enrollment Solution

Monterey, VA. March 2, 2021 – Perdia Education today announced the launch of Emma™, the first and only mobile enrollment platform that allows institutions to reach today’s adult learners via their preferred modality, their mobile device.

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