Fisher College Partners with StraighterLine to Provide Affordable, Real-World Education

Fisher College Partners with StraighterLine to Provide Affordable, Real-World Education

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BALTIMORE, MD – StraighterLine ( announced today that Fisher College( has joined their rapidly expanding network of partner colleges awarding college credits to StraighterLine students who enroll in their school. In keeping with their commitment to help students compete in today’s challenging economy, Fisher College is offering StraighterLine students a 10 percent tuition reduction. Now students who successfully complete StraighterLine’s online college courses and transfer their courses to Fisher College can continue saving money as they pursue their degree.StraighterLine and Fisher College share similar missions. Since 1975, Fisher College’s Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies has offered students a wide array of certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs across the country and around the globe, via neighborhood locations and online programs. Both Fisher and StraighterLine encourage students pursuing credit for life and work experience through Prior Learning Assessment and degree completion programs, support active duty military students, and even encourage high school students to earn college credit before they enter college. Together, Fisher College and StraighterLine offer all students the opportunity to get a quality education online, at their convenience, at a substantially lower cost than most traditional degree programs. Students can take freshman and introductory-level classes through StraighterLine and save thousands of dollars on the cost of their college degree. With StraighterLine’s affordable subscription pricing plan, students can save up to 90% on their first year of college and can move through the material as quickly or slowly as they like. Currently, StraighterLine offers thirty eight entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with 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, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology, Western Civilization I, Personal Finance, Pharmacology I, Pharmacology II, United States History I, Physics I with lab option and three developmental courses.
“By partnering , Fisher and StraighterLine are able to offer Fisher students the affordability of online learning, the support of a campus experience, and the flexibility necessary for adult students.” says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine.“Fisher is very pleased to become a StraighterLine partner school. We look forward to working with such an innovative, forward thinking organization.” Robert Melaragni, Fisher College Dean of Admissions
About Fisher College Fisher is an accredited four-year college located in Boston’s historic Back Bay with instructional site locations in Boston, Brockton, New Bedford, and North Attleborough. The College provides affordable, real-world educations that prepare students to achieve their career goals and compete in today’s challenging economy. Fisher believes that college is more than just an education—it’s a life-changing experience. For over a century, Fisher has been changing lives by providing opportunities to students focused on the three most important aspects of a college experience: education, dedication, and life. Small classes deliver personalized educational instruction, and Fisher’s dedicated faculty, staff, and alumni work collaboratively to ensure students have the tools they need to succeed during college and through the college-to-career transition. Fisher College’s “Military to Management” initiative proudly offers benefits and flexible degree options to veterans and active military personnel seeking higher education. For more information about Fisher College, please call 1-617-236-8800 or visit 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. 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 accredited online colleges and universities. 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). In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 300 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit. Currently, StraighterLine offers 38 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business. 5 StraighterLine courses have been approved by The College Board to be listed as AP courses: AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus AB and AP Psychology. And dozens of StraighterLine courses cover the same subject areas as CLEP exams, making them acceptable alternatives to or preparations for those tests. For information, visit or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).

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