StraighterLine and Colorado State University-Global Campus Partner to Help Students Complete Their College Degrees

StraighterLine and Colorado State University-Global Campus Partner to Help Students Complete Their College Degrees

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For Immediate Release

Baltimore, MD – StraighterLine ( announced today that Colorado State University-Global Campus ( has joined StraighterLine’s increasingly expanding partner college network.  StraighterLine partner colleges are regionally accredited institutions that award post-secondary credit upon transfer for successfully completing its online college courses.  Colorado State University-Global Campus was established in 2008 and is the only public online, independent university in the United States. Through this partnership, students who successfully complete StraighterLine courses may transfer their courses for full credit when they enroll in one of Colorado State University-Global Campus’ degree programs and can use these transfer credits towards the completion of their bachelors degrees. Students can take freshman and introductory-level classes through StraighterLine and save thousands of dollars earning their 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 fifteen entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology for non-majors, Introduction to Biology for non-majors with a lab, General Chemistry 1, General Chemistry 1 with a lab, 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 (
  • American College of Dubai (
  • Ashford University (
  • Assumption College (
  • Capella University (
  • Charter Oak State College (
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus (
  • Excelsior College (
  • Fort Hays State University (
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (
  • Kaplan University (
  • Florida Gateway College (
  • Nazarene Bible College (
  • Potomac College (
  • The University of Akron  (
  • Thompson Rivers University (
  • Western Governors University (
  • WGU Indiana (
“Together, StraighterLine and CSU-Global give Colorado students a very affordable way to fulfill early college courses and continue to a degree,” says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine. “Whether adult students, students enrolled elsewhere needing pre-requisites, or high school students, college is now more affordable and more accessible than before.” “CSU-Global Campus has decided to partner with StraighterLine because of the opportunity to serve a population of students we are unable to reach on our own. Using their services, students can get the credits they need to transfer into our Bachelor’s Completion program and earn their degree. It is an affordable, accessible way for students in Colorado and beyond to better themselves and their futures” says Jenna Langer, Chief Operating Officer of CSU-Global Campus.

About Colorado State University-Global Campus Colorado State University-Global Campus delivers the next generation of online education that lives up to the reputation of the Colorado State University System for quality and innovation.  Offering accredited Bachelor’s completion and Master’s programs in career relevant fields, CSU-Global Campus is designed to fit into the busy lives of working adults. The 100% online campus has faculty that are national leaders in their fields of study, and are specially trained to teach adult learners in an online platform. The campus offers 8 week courses, with multiple start dates a semester and a simplified enrollment process. About 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. StraighterLine also offers a tuition assistance program as a benefit for companies to provide to employees interested in earning their college degree.  For information, visit or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375). Contacts: Widmeyer Communications Charles Martin  202 667-0901 [email protected]  Colorado State University-Global Campus Lauren Anuskewicz 720-897-8364 [email protected]

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