College of St. Joseph Partners with StraighterLine to Prepare Students for Academic and Career Success
BALTIMORE, MD – StraighterLine announced today that College of St. Joseph has joined their rapidly expanding network of partner colleges, which includes many of the leading faith-based and adult-focused institutions of higher learning. College of St. Joseph will now accept credits earned from StraighterLine’s entry-level online courses. The mission of College of St. Joseph is to further students’ personal and professional growth, intellectual development, and service to the community. Founded in 1960, College of St. Joseph is a fully accredited liberal arts college offering over 30 undergraduate and graduate programs. College of St. Joseph offers students personal attention with small class sizes, easily accessible faculty, and career-oriented majors. College of St. Joseph and StraighterLine make ideal partners because they are both focused on meeting the unique educational needs of adult learners, especially flexible scheduling and affordable access to course materials. This partnership offers those interested in a degree in Arts & Sciences, Education, Psychology & Human Service, Business, and Criminal Justice the opportunity to get a quality education online, conveniently, at asubstantially lower cost than most traditional degree programs. Students can take general education courses through StraighterLine online and save on the cost of their college degree at College of St. Joseph. With StraighterLine’s self-pacedonline courses, students can move through the material as quickly or slowly as they like. StraighterLine helps all adult learners, regardless of major, educational experience, or economic status, get a quality education online – flexibly, conveniently and affordably. This year, over 20,000 students will choose from more than 60 courses and more than 100 ways toearn college credit in Business, Technology, Sciences, Humanities, English, Math, and Language. StraighterLine’scustomized degree plans show students how they can get their dream degrees in today’s fastest growing, most desirable fields, including Business, Psychology, Education/Teaching, Healthcare, Nursing, Criminal Justice and Engineering. “We're honored to partner with the College of St. Joseph to create low-cost pathways to a college degree for students in Vermont and New England”, says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine. “College of St. Joseph is committed to providing a quality education at a reasonable cost. Our new partnership with StraighterLine allows students to accelerate the completion of their degree and reduce the overall cost of their education,” says James Lambert, Director of Communications at College of St. Joseph About College of St. Joseph College of St. Joseph is an independent Catholic college that educates men and women of varied faiths and backgrounds for lives of continuing personal and professional growth, intellectual development, and service to the community. Dedicated faculty members are at the heart of the CSJ experience. Instructors give students the personal attention they need to achieve academic success. Students can expect meaningful relationships with administrators and faculty members, who often make themselves available inside and outside the classroom. About StraighterLine StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Inside Higher Ed recognized StraighterLine for offering the “...lowest-cost set of credit-bearing courses on the Internet.” And Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.” In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accreditedonline colleges and universities for career-focused adults. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine. StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability of coursework and examination results to their courses and degree programs. In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 400 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit. Currently, StraighterLine offers entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math, Language, Health Science, Technology, Social Sciences and Business. Many StraighterLine courses are offered in both self-paced and professor-led formats, for students to take individually or as part of a cohort. 4 StraighterLine courses have been approved by The College Board to be listed as AP courses: AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP English Language, and AP Psychology. Recently, StraighterLine began offering a wide variety of credit-by-examinations that let students earn college credit based on test scores.