LendingTree Publishes Annual Online Education Review for 2013

        LendingTree Publishes Annual Online Education Review for 2013

Now leveraging the power of the LendingTree brand, the new LendingTree
Education provides innovative products to clients and provides consumers with
highly relevant choices in online education.

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 6, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LendingTree Education, the
higher education vertical of LendingTree, has published its first Annual
Education Review for 2013. This review provides comprehensive demographic
statistics on gender, level of education, areas of concentration and geography
for online higher education. Additionally, LendingTree Education, formerly
DegreeTree, is now harnessing the power of the LendingTree brand, which has
over 70% brand recognition among consumers. LendingTree Education now
provides consumers with highly customized choices for online education while
providing its clients with predictable high quality volume from a trusted and
established brand.

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2013 Education Year in Review Key Highlights

  oGender: According to the study, two out of three degree-seekers are women
    (66.21%). Nursing and healthcare degree programs are sought after by
    primarily women (84.05%). Men tend to outnumber women by the greatest
    percentage in technology (76.25%), science, math and engineering (75.98%)
    and business (60.51%)
  oLevel of Education: In 2013, 23.32 percent of degree seekers had received
    their high school diploma or GED, 27 percent have some level of college
    experience and 22.56 percent have received a bachelor's degree. Over 7
    percent of online degree seekers have completed a master's degree
  oAreas of Specialization: Business Administration ranks first in
    popularity among degree-seekers, with 14.14 percent choosing this field,
    followed by Bachelors in Nursing (7.76%), and Criminal Justice (5.81%)
  oGeography: California leads the nation with 11.16 percent of LendingTree
    Education degree-seekers residing in the state, followed by Texas (8.6%)
    and Florida (6.93%)

An infographic illustrating these statistics and more information can be found
using the following link:
http://www.degreetree.com/resources/education-2013-year-in-review

About LendingTree Education
LendingTree Education, a sister company of LendingTree, is the trusted online
portal for connecting prospective students with accredited online degree
programs and institutions. LendingTree Education allows users to search over
1,200 degree programs and connect with relevant schools in a convenient online
experience. Through its comprehensive information center, LendingTree
Education provides online tools and resources to help students make the right
choice for advancing their education. For more information, please visit
www.LendingTreeEducation.com

About LendingTree, LLC
LendingTree, LLC is the nation's leading online source for competitive home
loan offers, empowering consumers during the mortgage, refinance or auto loan
process. LendingTree provides an online marketplace which connects consumers
with multiple lenders that compete for their business, as well as an array of
online tools and information to help consumers find the best loan. Since
inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 30 million loan requests and
$214 billion in closed loan transactions. LendingTree provides access to
lenders offering mortgages and refinance loans, home equity loans/lines of
credit, and more. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:
TREE). For more information go to www.lendingtree.com, dial 800-555-TREE, join
our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @LendingTree.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Megan Greuling
(704) 943-8208
Megan.Greuling@tree.com

SOURCE LendingTree, LLC

Website: http://www.lendingtree.com
 
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