StraighterLine and Ashford University Partner to Offer New Opportunities for Individuals Pursuing their College Degrees

StraighterLine and Ashford University Partner to Offer New Opportunities for Individuals Pursuing their College Degrees

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For Immediate Release

Partnership focuses on accessible, affordable, innovative, and high-quality learning available to Ashford’s diverse student body 

Alexandria, VA – StraighterLine ( announced today that Ashford University (, a leading provider of online learning and classroom based college degree programs, has joined StraighterLine’s expanding partner college network.  Ashford University has been providing college degrees since 1918 and is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. StraighterLine partner colleges are all regionally accredited institutions that award post-secondary credit upon transfer for successfully completing its online college courses. Through this partnership, students who successfully complete StraighterLine courses may transfer their courses for full credit when they enroll in one of Ashford University’s degree programs. Students can use these transfer credits towards the completion of their associate and bachelors degrees. Students can take freshman and introductory-level classes from StraighterLine and save thousands of dollars on a four-year college degree. With StraighterLine, students pay only $99 per month plus $39 per course started and can move as quickly or slowly through the material as they like. StraighterLine courses have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE)’s Credit Recommendation Service and have met or exceeded the Distance Education and Training Council’s standards for online course quality. Currently, StraighterLine offers nine entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics and two developmental courses, with more to be offered soon. StraighterLine partner colleges and universities include the following institutions:

  • American InterContinental University (AIU)
  • Ashford University
  • Assumption College
  • Capella University
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Excelsior College
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College
  • Kaplan University
  • Lake City Community College
  • Nazarene Bible College
  • Potomac College
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Western Governors University

“By partnering with an education leader like Ashford University, working adults have one more avenue to receive a college degree affordably and on their schedule,” Says Burck Smith, StraighterLine’s CEO and Founder.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (  The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs.  For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, Associate Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513. StraighterLine                                           StraighterLine is a leader in making a quality college education more affordable.  StraighterLine’s programs are a great way to tackle the escalating cost of four-year college tuition and avoid a mountain of student debt. StraighterLine offers two innovative programs. The“Freshman Year for $999” program is designed to help college students and their families address rampant rising tuition costs of college education.  Students can take up to 10 StraighterLine courses for a single fee of $999 and realize savings of more than 90% versus the first-year tuition at many colleges.  Students can also enroll in a subscription package for $99 a month that allows students who can move the material even faster an opportunity for even greater savings.  Both programs includes up to 10 hours of one-on-one instructional support. Students who successfully complete StraighterLine online college courses receive credit when they enroll with any school in our rapidly expanding network of regionally accredited partner colleges and universities. In addition, the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT - has also evaluated and recommended college credit for StraighterLine courses. ACE CREDIT helps students gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in settings outside traditional higher education. For information, visit or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375). For information, visit or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375). Contacts: Widmeyer Communications Charles Martin 202 667-0901  [email protected] 

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