Washington-Baltimore/Charlotte, NC (Aug. 9, 2022) — The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced StraighterLine as an Official Partner of the Association. StraighterLine is the leading provider of low-cost, online courses and supports over 45,000 students a year through its website and a growing network of college, university, and employer relationships.
“Finding the college courses needed to succeed in a degree program can be challenging for student-athletes balancing a hectic training schedule. Student-athletes love StraighterLine courses because it allows them to go at their own pace and flexibly fit in the courses they need. We are excited to partner with the NJCAA to help their student-athletes succeed.” - Heather Combs, StraighterLine CEO
StraighterLine’s 60+ general education courses have been reviewed and recommended by the American Council on Education, and are accepted for credit at 2,000+ higher education institutions. StraighterLine’s mission is to help all students succeed by offering low-risk, accessible, affordable, high-quality online courses.
"StraighterLine's course solution offerings will serve our colleges based on specific needs institutions may have to ensure students graduate and have the necessary credits to continue their education," stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. "NJCAA member colleges will be able to complement their current offerings and provide more flexibility to their student-athletes by partnering with StraighterLine moving forward.”
The NJCAA serves as the national governing body for two-year college athletics in the United States and is the nation's second-largest national intercollegiate sports organization (second to the NCAA). Each year, over 60,000 student-athletes from over 500 member colleges compete in 28 different sports. In addition, the NJCAA hosts 52 national championship events each year. It is the mission of the NJCAA to foster a national program of athletic participation in an environment that supports equitable opportunities consistent with the educational objectives of member colleges. Visit njcaa.org to learn more.
StraighterLine is a student success company and the category creator for providing scalable solutions to deliver affordable, effective, and accelerated learning pathways to formal degree programs and widely recognized industry credentials. The StraighterLine platform supports over 45,000 new students a year, including directly through the straighterline.com website as well as through the company’s growing network of university and employer relationships. Visit straighterline.com or partners.straighterline.com for more information.
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