Our Mission


To help students reach their full potential by putting them on a straighter line towards the degree of their choice, the career of their dreams, and the life they've always wanted - on their budget and on their schedule.

Our History

StraighterLine was founded in 2009 by Burck Smith as a solution to the rising costs of college education. Burck set out to discover why prices for online courses were the same or higher than those delivered face-to-face. Using relationships with colleges, publishers and policymakers that were forged in his 15 years of online higher education experience, Burck created StraighterLine, a way for students to get low-priced high quality college credit.

This year, 15,000 students just like you will take StraighterLine courses before getting their degree and advancing their careers. Our students have transferred over 26,000 StraighterLine credits to America’s colleges. In addition to our partners, over 400 colleges have accepted credit for StraighterLine courses. ACE Credit has evaluated and recommended our courses for credit.

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StraighterLine created an innovative, new way for students to complete required college courses by building on the expertise of seasoned, respected, and proven educators and partners.

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