Are Educational Degrees and Information Included with Background Checks?
Usually no, if an employer or person who has authorization to investigate a person's educational background need to use a different service for educational verification or in case of particular case you can contact the school the prospective employee has declared in his application as the attended school. Depending on the school you might get a variety of information, usually you might even be able to get the transcript if you do have an authorization from the person you are investigating. The online services usually can verify if someone has attended a particular school and if they have received a degree.
When you are hiring a person obviously this is as important as doing a criminal history check.