Thinking about starting your degree with StraighterLine, but want to know your options for getting your degree from a public university?
This month, we’re placing the spotlight on our public partner colleges: accredited colleges and universities that are directly affiliated with their state's public university system.
Located throughout the United States, from Nevada to New York, from Texas to Maine--but also available 100% online--our public partner colleges are committed to providing affordable and flexible degree opportunities to StraighterLine students, no matter which state they call home.
When you enroll at any one of our over 100 accredited schools in our College Savings Network, we guarantee that you will receive full course credit for approved classes taken with StraighterLine.
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado / Online
Colorado State University-Global Campus is a 100% online campus affiliated with the employer-respected Colorado State University System. CSU-Global was created for students like you: ones who want a high-quality education, but need the convenience and flexibility of 100% online courses.
Charter Oak State College is 1 of 17 colleges in the Connecticut University System. Charter Oak State College is a 100% online, distance learning college established in 1973 to assist adult learners with completing their college degrees. Today they proudly offer "Degrees Without Boundaries" by utilizing more than 180 online courses. Students can choose to pursue a bachelor's degree, associate degree, or certification in a wide variety of programs of study—without ever physically stepping into a classroom.
Cedar Valley College / Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD)
Texas / Online
Cedar Valley College sits on a large, 353-acre campus in the city of Lancaster, Texas. Located in southern Dallas County, Cedar Valley is one of seven colleges in the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). Take your StraighterLine courses through Cedar Valley College and you can earn a two-year degree that will get you workforce ready at a fraction of the cost of a four-year university or trade school.
Rio Salado College
Arizona / Online
As a recognized national leader in online learning, Rio Salado College has a proven track record for making higher education accessible, flexible, affordable and innovative. Founded in 1978, Rio Salado serves as one of ten Maricopa Community Colleges and one of the largest online public community colleges in the nation--serving nearly 59,000 students annually with more than 30,000 online.
SUNY Empire State College
New York / Online
Founded in 1971, SUNY Empire State College was designed to provide greater access to higher education, especially for motivated, busy adults who may not be able to attend a conventional college or university.
Seward County Community College is a member of the eduKan consortium. EduKan was formed in the spring of 1999 as a cooperative effort between six western Kansas community colleges, including Seward County Community College, to provide online educational opportunities for current and new students. Those who enroll in the online program will be able to take coursework that may lead to an associate degree.
Jefferson Community and Technical College, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the largest of the 16 colleges forming the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. A public, comprehensive, postsecondary institution, Jefferson is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.
Grambling State University is 1 of the 9 universities within the Louisiana University System. It combines the academic strengths of a major university with the benefits of a small college, a combination that enables our students to grow and learn in a serene and positive environment.
McNeese State University is another member of the University of Louisiana System, one of the largest public higher education systems in the United States. At McNeese, students can choose from more than 75 degree programs offered by the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Science, the Division of General and Basic Studies, and the Doré School of Graduate Studies.
Northwestern State University is also 1 of the 9 universities within the Louisiana University System. Recognizing the power of technology to bring educational opportunity to all students, Northwestern delivers more than 30 accredited online degree programs and hundreds of online courses each term. NSU aims to design, develop and deliver a variety of educational programs required to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population.
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Louisiana / Online
The University of Louisiana at Monroe is committed to offering a quality academic experience to online and on campus students. ULM students who learn online earn the same degree as their face-to-face students from an accredited and respected institution of higher learning.
University of Maine at Presque Isle is 1 of the 7 universities within the University of Maine System. Located in the heart of northern Maine, the University of Maine at Presque Isle was established in 1903 and offers a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs, as well as several programs that are offered completely online. UMPI currently offers one of the most competitively-priced college education opportunities in the Northeast, and just recently lowered its out-of-state tuition rates by 40%.
Cecil College is a community college in the Maryland University System. It's a comprehensive, open admission, learner-centered institution providing career, transfer and continuing education coursework and programs. Cecil has more than 100 degree and certificate offerings designed to anticipate and meet the dynamic intellectual, cultural and economic development challenges of Cecil County and the surrounding region.
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is the largest public university in the United States. As one of the 11 degree-granting institutions of the University System of Maryland, this global university specializes in high-quality academic programs tailored to working adults.
Thomas Edison State University (TESU)
New Jersey / Online
TESU offers associate, bachelor's and master’s degree programs in more than 100 areas of study. It is the only state college in New Jersey that offers degree programs at the associate, baccalaureate and master’s level, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. The College also offers online noncredit professional certificates.
Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive community college located in Reno, Nevada, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The college serves more than 28,000 students each year in credit and non-credit programs at five college sites and more than 20 community locations.
Granite State College is 1 of the 4 institutions of the University System of New Hampshire, New Hampshire's public university system. Granite State's primary mission is to serve as the system's statewide college for adults, in addition to being New Hampshire's leader in delivering online education. The school offers associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, post-baccalaureate programs for teacher education, transfer opportunities, and online degree programs.