StraighterLine and Edcor Help Employees Complete College with more Flexible College Tuition Assistance Options
Baltimore, MD – StraighterLine (www.straighterline.com) announced today that Edcor (http://www.edcor.com/), the nation’s leading administrator of tuition assistance programs, is adding StraighterLine’s extremely flexible self-paced online college courses as an option for their member companies. The incorporation of StraighterLine’s courses into a company’s existing tuition assistance programs allows employees to earn a degree on their own time while balancing workplace and lifestyle commitments and responsibilities. StraighterLine even allows employees to earn credit for their life experiences through a prior learning assessment program.Employers benefit by providing additional educational options and career advancement opportunities for their employees. Edcor clients have the opportunity to concentrate on their core business strategies, and receive assistance in measuring the impact of their learning and benefits programs. And because StraighterLine’s affordable online college courses allow students to save up to 90% on their first year of college, companies are also giving employees the opportunity to spend less to earn their degrees. Course credits transfer to StraighterLine’s partner colleges and universities or through the ACE Credit service. With StraighterLine, participating Edcor clients can now provide greater course variety to their employees. Currently, StraighterLine offers thirty-eight entry-level college courses online including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, each with a lab option, Medical Terminology, Psychology, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology, Western Civilization I, Personal Finance, United States History I, Student Success, Pharmacology I, Pharmacology II, General Physics I, General Physics I with lab and two developmental courses.
“Edcor is excited to have the opportunity to offer our clients this innovative option for their employees to earn college credit toward their degrees. The flexibility and cost-effectiveness of these courses is a good alternative for students looking to maximize their tuition benefit.” says Adrienne L. Way, President and CEO of Edcor.“By partnering, StraighterLine and Edcor can better serve the needs of employers and their employees by dramatically reducing the cost of a college degree, decreasing the risk of starting college and increasing convenience for the working adult.” says Burck Smith, CEO and founder of StraighterLine.About Edcor: As the leader in tuition benefit administration, Edcor is widely known as the industry experts. With over 30 years of experience administering tuition programs; Edcor, a woman-owned business has reduced costs, increased efficiency and added measurable value to numerous Fortune 1000 companies. Edcor provides unique solutions that are designed to assemble all of the features and benefits major corporations require, while proactively offering numerous enhancements that will maximize the return on investment, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a tuition benefits program. Edcor is headquartered in Troy, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.edcor.com About StraighterLine StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.” In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine. StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 250 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit. Currently, StraighterLine offers 38 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business. For information, visit www.straighterline.com or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).