Herzing University Partners with StraighterLine to Provide Affordable Educational Options for Students

Herzing University Partners with StraighterLine to Provide Affordable Educational Options for Students

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BALTIMORE, MD – StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today that Herzing University, a career-focused and the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States, has joined its rapidly expanding network of partner colleges. Herzing University recognizes the needs of each student’s career-oriented goals and offers degree programs and certificates for working adults and traditional students in high-demand areas. They offer degrees in Technology, Business, Healthcare, Design, and Public Safety at 11 campus locations and through their online division. Herzing and StraighterLine make ideal partners because they are both focused on the unique educational needs of adult students, including working parents. This partnership offers working adults the opportunity to get a quality education online, flexibly and conveniently, at a substantially lower cost than most traditional degree programs. Students can take 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 forty-two entry-level college courses online including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I and II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with lab, English Comp I and II, Accounting I and II, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, each with a lab option, Medical Terminology, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology, Western Civilization I & II, Personal Finance, United States History I & II, Pharmacology I and II, Student Success, General Physics I, General Physics I with lab and two developmental courses. “By partnering with StraighterLine, Herzing gives its current and future students a low-cost, low-risk way to start college,” according to Burck Smith, CEO at StraighterLine. “Herzing University is pleased to launch its relationship with Straighterline.  We are always looking at ways for students to get a quality education as seamlessly and cost-effectively as possible. Being able to consider courses evaluated by the American Council of Education, offered by Straighterline for meeting degree requirements at Herzing, provides students with just such an opportunity,” said Dr. Blake Faulkner, Provost, Herzing University About Herzing University Herzing University encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, plus Herzing University Online.  Founded in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient, and caring education for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety.  Herzing University is the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC).  It also has been recognized as a member of the 2013 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools” and by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs” nationally for 2013. The University provides education to approximately 6,000 students per year.  Herzing University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association; www.ncahlc.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: www.herzing.edu. About StraighterLine StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in lowering the cost of college 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 350 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, Business and Language. Many StraighterLine courses are now offered in both self-paced and professor-led formats. 5 StraighterLine courses have been approved by The College Board to be listed as AP courses. As a pioneer in the movement to revolutionize college for America, StraighterLine also offers alternatives to college courses including Prior Learning Assessments and credit-by-examinations that let students earn college credit for knowledge and life experiences they already possess. For information, visit www.straighterline.com or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).


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