Read more carefully, Ms. "Ivy". In large capital letters the OP wrote that the predictions were for who was going to get cut, in actuality, right or wrong, for whatever reasons, and not who should be cut. Your claim is a bit spurious since no one matching your supposed credentials currently appears in the DVU catalog, but you may in fact be one of those who has already passed on from the company. Also, your opening sentence fragment raises additional doubts.
It was just as rigorous as my master's program, if not more so.
A doctorate just as hard as your master's? Really? A real doctorate is a brutal, soul-crushing nightmare. It can last a decade or more. It's a hazing, an initiation, endless rounds of revisions of drafts culminating in a public brutalization of your life's academic work until you push past the point where hate yourself, your work, your advisor, your subject, and your life choices. It's designed to break you down and rebuild your character. A master's degree should be a walk in the park by comparison, even one of the longer professional ones . A three-year cohort-based online doctorate where you show up for three weeks all together in a different just really isn't the same thing as a top-tier research doctorate.
This isn't to cast aspersions on your achievement, of course. You did the work, completed the degree. You've earned the title. You should be proud. But now you've seen what for-profit graduates of any level are facing--questions of authenticity and rigor. Educational experiences exist in a hierarchy, with the Ivies at the top, then the pseudo-Ivies, Tier-Ones, other selective schools, and then down through State Colleges to Community Colleges and For-Profits, before getting to unaccredited schools and finally down to outright diploma mills. If I had known the difference decades ago when I had first joined the academy, I would have worked elsewhere. My degrees are all regionally accredited but now my work history with this particular for-profit has contaminated my career.