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StraighterLine Launches 8 New Online College Courses Expanding its Curriculum to 23 Courses
For Immediate Release
New courses receive full recommendation from ACE Credit and exceed industry standard for identity verification.
Baltimore, MD – StraighterLine (www.straighterline.com) announced today the launch of nine new online college courses, bringing the total number offered by the company to twenty-three. These courses, like the fifteen before it, received full recommendation from the American Council on Education’s Credit Recommendation service . Also, all StraighterLine courses exceed industry standards for identity verification. With greater course variety, students have the opportunity to save even more on their college education. StraighterLine’s extremely flexible and affordable online college courses allow students to save up to 90% on their first year of college by helping ease the burden of balancing a busy lifestyle while earning a college degree. Course credits transfer to StraighterLine’s partner colleges and universities or through the ACE Credit service.
“StraighterLine is providing an invaluable service, especially with the high cost of college. It is not necessary today to spend thousands of dollars on a single course,” said John Walsh of Delmar, NY – StraighterLine student.
Currently, StraighterLine offers twenty-three entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with a lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with a lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, each with a lab option, Medical Terminology, Psychology and two developmental courses, with more expected to be later this year. StraighterLine partner colleges and universities include the following institutions:
- American InterContinental University (www.aiuniv.edu)
- American College of Dubai (www.centamed.com)
- Ashford University (www.ashford.edu)
- Assumption College (www.assumption.edu)
- Capella University (www.capella.edu)
- Charter Oak State College (www.charteroak.edu)
- Colorado State University-Global Campus (www.csuglobal.org)
- DeVry University (www.devry.edu)
- Excelsior College (www.excelsior.edu)
- Florida Gateway College (www.fgc.edu)
- Fort Hays State University (www.fhsu.edu)
- Granite State College (www.granite.edu)
- Jefferson Community and Technical College (www.jefferson.kctcs.edu)
- Kaplan University (www.kaplanuniversity.edu)
- La Salle University’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies(www.lasalle.edu/cpcs)
- Nazarene Bible College (www.nbc.edu)
- Potomac College (www.potomac.edu)
- The University of Akron (www.uakron.edu)
- Thomas Edison State College (www.tesc.edu)
- Thompson Rivers University (www.truopen.ca)
- Western Governors University (www.wgu.edu)
- WGU Indiana (www.indiana.wgu.edu)
“As college prices continue to soar, funding for students dries up, and the number of courses taken online increases, only StraighterLine is passing the savings gained from online course delivery directly to students,” says Burck Smith, CEO and Founder of StraighterLine.
StraighterLine is a leader in making quality college education more affordable. StraighterLine’s programs are a great way to tackle the escalating cost of four-year college tuition and avoid a mountain of student debt.
StraighterLine offers two innovative programs for getting started on a college degree: college courses for only $99 a month plus $39 per course (one-time fee) and the “Freshman Year for $999” program. Both programs are designed to help college students and their families address rampant rising tuition costs of college education. Students can take freshman-level college courses and realize savings of more than 90% versus the first-year tuition at many colleges. Students with the time and ability to complete course materials in a shorter time can realize even greater savings. In addition, now High School students can take StraighterLine courses as an AP Test Prep alternative or as dual credit program. StraighterLine has received approval for the following online college courses to be listed as AP courses: Economics I: Macroeconomics, Economics II: Microeconomics, English Composition, and General Calculus I. All programs include up to 10 hours of one-on-one instructional support.
Students who successfully complete StraighterLine online college courses receive credit when they enroll with any school in our rapidly expanding network of regionally accredited partner colleges and universities. In addition, the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT - www.acenet.edu/acecredit/) has also evaluated and recommended college credit for StraighterLine courses. ACE CREDIT helps students gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in settings outside traditional higher education. A number of StraighterLine courses have also been reviewed and authorized by the College Board as AP* Program courses.
StraighterLine also offers a tuition assistance program as a benefit for companies to provide to employees interested in earning their college degree.
For information, visit www.straighterline.com or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).