StraighterLine and Assumption College Continuing and Career Education Partner to Offer Adult Learners an Exceptionally Flexible and Affordable way to Earn a Business Degree

StraighterLine and Assumption College Continuing and Career Education Partner to Offer Adult Learners an Exceptionally Flexible and Affordable way to Earn a Business Degree

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For Immediate Release

Partnership focuses on the equivalency of required course offerings and provides new choices for their students

Alexandria, VA – StraighterLine ( announced today that the Assumption College Continuing and Career Education (, a leading provider of quality online education, has joined StraighterLine’s expanding partner college network. Assumption College -- a not-for-profit New England College -- has provided education and student enrichment since 1904. StraighterLine partner colleges are all regionally accredited institutions that award post-secondary credit upon transfer for successfully completing its online college courses.  Assumption College is StraighterLine’s first Massachusetts partner college and its first Catholic College. Through this partnership, students who successfully complete StraighterLine courses may transfer their courses for full credit when they enroll with Assumption College Continuing and Career Education, Online Business program. 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. “CCE will accept any StraighterLine courses that meet the requirements of the student's CCE online business degree program," said Dennis Braun, Director of Assumption College CCE division. “StraighterLine helps us extend our mission which is to make education affordable and accessible.” 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) (
  • 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 the business program of Assumption College Continuing and Career Education, Massachusetts and New England students can save thousands on a college degree,” Burck Smith, StraighterLine’s CEO and Founder, said. “As a regionally accredited institution, Assumption College CCE credits are also transferrable to any other college that accepts credits from regionally accredited institutions.” “We are excited to partner with StraighterLine,” said Dennis Braun, Director of CCE.  “As a private non for profit Catholic College the office of CCE strives to provide high education and career services, CCE supports StraighterLine’s innovative model for reducing the financial barriers to higher education to the benefit of learners.”


Assumption’s Center for Continuing and Career Education (CCE) offers adults a variety of affordable, educational opportunities along with career planning assistance, a values-based curriculum, superior academic quality, and flexible scheduling. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, Assumption strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Assumption pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and extending to the domain of professional studies by offering 39 majors and 44 minors. Assumption College is accredited through New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). StraighterLine                                           StraighterLine provides students with a new online option for getting started on a college degree – freshman-level college courses for only US$99 a month, plus a one-time US$39 per course started fee. The program includes up to 10 hours of one-on-one instructional support. StraighterLine is a great way to tackle the escalating cost of four-year college tuition and avoid a mountain of student debt. Costs for students that move through courses at the same pace as courses offered through a traditional semester schedule, are ultimately less than US$43 per credit hour. Many students move through the material even faster which allows for greater savings. 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). Contacts: Widmeyer Communications Charles Martin 202 667-0901 [email protected]  

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