Accreditation and Quality
While accreditation applies to colleges and universities that provide full degree programs, it doesn't apply to StraighterLine because we aren't a college, and we don't award degrees—we simply offer courses and tests that are transferable for college credit. Since we can't rely on accreditation to “prove” our academic quality, we go to even greater lengths to ensure that our courses meet universally accepted higher education standards. In other words, we make sure they measure up.
A Brand You Can Trust
StraighterLine courses and tests are reviewed and approved by multiple independent reviewers that validate the quality of higher education courses. The American Council on Education (ACE) is the nation’s most visible and influential higher education association, representing the presidents of more than 1,800 U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions, and coordinates the advocacy efforts of the entire higher education community. The ACE College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) helps adults gain academic credit for courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs. ACE CREDIT ® has recommended all of StraighterLine’s courses for comparable college credit, and more than eighteen thousand colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT® recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.
Quality You Can Count On
StraighterLine's online courses are directly comparable to those offered by accredited colleges and universities. That's why ACE CREDIT® has through a rigorous process assessed and validated our programs for recommended credit—with more than 300 colleges and universities having determined those recommendations applicable to their course and degree programs— and why our list ofcontinues to grow.
StraighterLine's partner colleges have carefully evaluated our courses to ensure that they meet the standards they've set for their own students, and they accept our students’ credits through a simple transfer process. That means you start with us and finish with them, earning the same college degree at a fraction of the cost—and the flexibility to design a career that fits into your life.