Preparing Students for Success

For many people, earning their degree isn’t a matter of starting, it’s about finishing. And leveling up skills isn’t about how, it’s about when and for how much. For all these types of learners, there’s StraighterLine. It’s a supportive line to learning at the pace of life. And for these learners, we help them own their next big success.

Over 350,000 students seeking college credits, degrees, and career advancement have enrolled with StraighterLine to achieve their goals. Whether it's to complete prerequisites to get accepted, reduce the time and cost of a traditional degree pathway, earn credits to graduate on time, or take courses to upskill and advance their careers, students connect to their next with StraighterLine.

Our History

Founded in 2008, StraighterLine was the first alternative course credit provider to provide a new pathway for students to reduce debt, open opportunities, and achieve their goals.

The leading provider of high-quality, online courses, StraighterLine helps learners earn college credit and meet their professional goals. All StraighterLine courses go through an intensive quality review process by ACE CREDIT prior to being available to students. Each year, over 45,000 learners take StraighterLine courses to upskill into new careers or earn transferable credit to over 3,000 colleges and universities worldwide. StraighterLine works with higher education institutions and corporate partners to provide their students and employees with flexible education options that allow them to work and learn at their own pace.


Shweta Kabadi, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Mutimer, Chief Growth Officer

Zachary Wagner, Chief Product Officer

Gregory Shanahan, Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Amy Smith, Chief Learning Officer

Dave Gardner, Chief Technology Officer

Partners in Learner Growth & Success

Colleges & Universities

StraighterLine partners with more than 160 regionally accredited colleges and universities around the world to offer students a low-cost, low-risk online pathway to earn college credit. Learn more about becoming a university partner.


StraighterLine works with businesses to create opportunities for employees to earn college credit towards a degree while gaining the in-demand skills they need to advance their careers. Learn more about how StraighterLine can support your company’s L&D.

National Associations

An innovative thought-leader and disruptor, StraighterLine is a proud member of several national associations that are helping define the future of higher education.

Academic Vendors

Our best-in-class academic vendors help StraighterLine ensure academic quality and integrity while providing the most effective online learning experience for students.

Press Center

For media inquiries and requests, please contact Summer Martin, Communications Director, at [email protected].

For the latest news about StraighterLine, check out our press releases.

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