StraighterLine and Granite State College Partner to Help New Hampshire Students Affordably Earn Their College Degrees

StraighterLine and Granite State College Partner to Help New Hampshire Students Affordably Earn Their College Degrees

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For Immediate Release

Baltimore, MD – StraighterLine ( announced today thatGranite State College ( has joined StraighterLine’s partner college network.  StraighterLine partner colleges are regionally accredited institutions that award post-secondary credit upon transfer for successfully completing its online college coursesGranite State College is New Hampshire’s public college for adult students of all ages. Since 1972, GSC has provided access to higher education to more than 50,000 students, both online and at nine campuses throughout the state of New Hampshire. Through this partnership, students who successfully complete StraighterLine courses may transfer their courses for full credit when they enroll in one of Granite State College’s degree programs and can use these transfer credits towards the completion of their bachelors degree. 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 (
  • DeVry University (
  • Excelsior College (
  • Florida Gateway College (
  • Fort Hays State University (
  • Granite State College (
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (
  • Kaplan University (
  • Nazarene Bible College (
  • Potomac College (
  • The University of Akron  (
  • Thomas Edison State College (
  • Thompson Rivers University (
  • Western Governors University (
  • WGU Indiana (

"We are thrilled to have Granite State join our partner college network. By working with StraighterLine, Granite State helps Free State citizens make college more affordable" says Burck Smith, StraighterLine’s CEO. “Granite State College is committed to providing affordable, flexible and hands-on educational opportunities for adults of all ages,” said Dr. Todd Leach, President of Granite State College. “We want to empower students to succeed and that’s why we’ve partnered with StraighterLine.” About Granite State College Granite State College is one of the four University System of New Hampshire institutions and annually serves over 3,500 students statewide and beyond. GSC proudly delivers practical and relevant education in the classroom and online, offering associate and bachelor degrees, post-baccalaureate programs for teacher education and a variety of transfer opportunities. GSC is committed to empowering and educating students throughout New Hampshire. 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).

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