Genesee Community College Partners with StraighterLine to Provide Flexible and Affordable Education Options

Genesee Community College Partners with StraighterLine to Provide Flexible and Affordable Education Options

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StraighterLine ( announced today that Genesee Community College ( has joined their rapidly expanding network of partner colleges, which includes many of the leading adult-focused institutions of higher learning. Genesee Community College will now accept credits earned from StraighterLine’s entry-level online courses. Genesee Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Students can choose from both online and on-campus associate’s degrees and certificate programs. Genesee Community College offers students the opportunity to pursue their education at an affordable, flexible New York-based college. Genesee Community College 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 business, technology, arts, healthcare and criminal justice to pursue Genesee Community College’s associate degrees or certificate programs at a substantially 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 Genesee Community College. With StraighterLine’s self-paced online 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 50 courses and more than 100 ways to earn college credit in Business, Technology, Sciences, Humanities, English, Math, and Language. StraighterLine’s customized 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. "With students increasingly concerned about the price of college, SUNY Genesee's and StraighterLine's partnership provide New York students a low-cost way to start college," says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine. “SUNY Genesee Community College is committed to providing an academically rigorous, flexible, and affordable educational experience for all its students. StraighterLine’s approach to learning is well-aligned with our institutional priorities. This new partnership affords StraighterLine students with a valuable access point to the high quality, postsecondary education that has been available at Genesee Community College for more than 40 years,” says Craig Lamb, Dean of Distributed Learning. About Genesee Community College SUNY Genesee Community College is known for its affordable tuition and its extensive online degrees and courses. SUNY Genesee Community College enrolls approximately 7,000 students, many of which begin their academic career there and seamlessly transfer their credits toward a bachelor’s or higher degree at another college or university. SUNY Genesee Community College prioritizes student success through personal attention in small classes and creative learning opportunities using innovative technology. 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 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), which includes over 1,800 participating colleges and universities. 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 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business. Many StraighterLine courses are now offered in both self-paced and professor-led formats, for students to take individually or as part of a cohort. 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. Recently, StraighterLine began offering a wide variety of credit-by-examinations that let students earn college credit based on test scores. For information, visit or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375). ###

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