Partnership Expands Reach of Affordable Online Degree Programs to Adult Learners in Louisiana

Partnership Expands Reach of Affordable Online Degree Programs to Adult Learners in Louisiana

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StraighterLine and McNeese State University partner to provide adult learners an affordable pathway to online degree programs

BALTIMORE, MD – StraighterLine, a leading provider of affordable online college courses, has partnered with McNeese State University, a comprehensive university located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. McNeese provides a wide range of bachelor’s degrees both online and on-campus and is a member of the University of Louisiana System, one of the largest public higher education systems in the United States.   Online Degree Programs for Adult Learners StraighterLine and McNeese State University have partnered to expand the reach of affordable college degrees to adult learners through an online degree pathway using extremely affordable online college courses. McNeese now accepts StraighterLine’s online college courses for credit. Adult learners can now earn their McNeese degree online or at the Lake Charles campus and use StraighterLine’s courses to complete their required general education courses. McNeese State University’s online degree programs include:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Family and Child Studies
  • Management
  • Nursing
  • Sociology
  • Organizational Leadership

  Preparing Adult Learners for Academic and Career Success StraighterLine and McNeese State University are invested in the success of adult learners.

  • McNeese State University offers a wide range of degree programs and credentials for careers in business, healthcare, and education.
  • The average freshman retention rate at McNeese State University is over 65% proving to be an indicator of student satisfaction.

At StraighterLine, students are prepared academically to help them to enroll in career-related degree programs:

  • StraighterLine students who complete courses before enrolling at their intended college are more likely to persist to graduate.
  • 65% of StraighterLine courses started are successfully completed.
  • Of the students that complete StraighterLine courses, over 90% successfully transfer to a college.

About McNeese State University McNeese State University offers quality programs at some of the most affordable tuition rates you will find at any university. Recently, named McNeese the second most affordable school in Louisiana for online learning and third among Louisiana's colleges and universities for greatest return on investment. Beyond the affordability benefits McNeese students enjoy, many of our programs have garnered attention for quality and innovation.   About StraighterLine StraighterLine helps students reach their full potential by putting them on a straighter line towards the degree of their choice, the career of their dreams, and the life they've always wanted – on their budget and on their schedule. StraighterLine was founded in 2009, by Burck Smith as a solution to the rising costs of college education. Burck set out to discover why prices for online courses were the same or higher than those of face to face courses. Using relationships with colleges, publishers and policymakers that were forged in his 15 years of online higher education experience, Burck created StraighterLine, a way for students to get low-priced – but equal quality – college credit. StraighterLine students have transferred over 26,000 StraighterLine credits to America’s colleges. In addition to our over 60+ Partner Colleges, over 400 colleges have accepted credit for StraighterLine courses. StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability of coursework and examination results to their courses and degree programs.     Media Contact Christine Saba Partner Marketing Manager [email protected] 443.842.5824    

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