Monroe College Partners with StraighterLine to Prepare Students for Academic and Career Success

Monroe College Partners with StraighterLine to Prepare Students for Academic and Career Success

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BALTIMORE, MD – StraighterLine announced today that Monroe College has joined their rapidly expanding network of partner colleges, which includes many of America’s top career-focused universities. Monroe College will now accept credits earned from StraighterLine’s entry-level online courses. Monroe College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Students can elect to study fully online or at campuses in the Bronx and New Rochelle. Monroe offers students the opportunity to pursue their education at New York’s most affordable private college according to US News and World Report. Monroe 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 a degree in Business, Criminal Justice, Allied Health Professions, Information Technology, or Hospitality Management the opportunity to get a quality education online, conveniently, while saving up to $5,500. Students can take general education courses through StraighterLine online and transfer these courses to a bachelor’s degree with Monroe College. With StraighterLine’s self-paced online courses, students can move through the material as quickly or slowly as they like and transfer when they’re ready. 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. "Rising college prices is a national problem. Together, Monroe College and StraighterLine are doing something about it," says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine. “At Monroe our ongoing mission is to provide students an affordable high quality private education. This partnership with StraighterLine helps us succeed in that mission by allowing students to expedite their degree completion, reduce the overall cost of their program, and maintain the integrity of the learning outcomes necessary to help them compete in the real world,” says Brent Passey, Division Director for Online at Monroe College   About Monroe College Through nearly seven decades of service and success in New York, Monroe College remains true to its community of students, providing every opportunity for academic and career success. The ongoing focus is on the business world, related technology, and real-world education. This delivers an education designed not only with practical career applications in mind, but with the highly defined skills that are needed to adapt to the future and the challenges it will bring. In addition to academic relevance and real world education, Monroe has always been a genuine family of support and encouragement to it students; a quality evident through the consistent leadership of the Jerome Family. The eighties saw the addition of a new, suburban campus in New Rochelle designed to serve the Westchester community as well as be a campus home to Monroe’s growing national and international community. Through the nineties, Monroe continued to expand its curriculum with those courses and skills most in demand by employers. In 1998, at the forefront of the digital age, Monroe offered its first distance learning class. Today, that program offers multiple online courses and, with the advent of broadband and WIFI technology, the term “distance learning” has been revised to “online learning’. With streaming video, live-chat sessions, interactive presentations, combined with Monroe’s faculty and genuine support, Monroe’s online classes create a campus of the 21st century. Anywhere our students can log-on, at any time they are able to do so a whole new generation of students can attain a college education. Education has changed forever. As it always has, Monroe will continue to change with it. 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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