StraighterLine and University of Phoenix partner to provide more opportunities for earning college degrees

StraighterLine and University of Phoenix partner to provide more opportunities for earning college degrees

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For Immediate Release BALTIMORE, MD – StraighterLine ( announced today that University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest private university (, has joined StraighterLine’s network of partner colleges. Now students can transfer their StraighterLine credits to an institution that has grown from an upstart in 1976 to the largest private university in North America. Students can choose to study at one of their more than 200 locations, or through one of their online programs available in most countries around the world.

University of Phoenix and StraighterLine make perfect partners. Both believe students should earn their degrees on their own terms. Whether students choose to learn online or at a local campus, they can count on a challenging curriculum and a supportive learning environment offered by the University of Phoenix. Through this partnership, students who successfully complete StraighterLine’s affordable online college courses may transfer their courses for full credit when they enroll in one of the University of Phoenix degree programs. 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 through the material as quickly or slowly as they like. StraighterLine courses have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). Compared to online courses from a typical college or university, StraighterLine’s courses have been found to offer equal academic rigor but are more affordable and convenient. 90% of successful StraighterLine students were either enrolled or had completed their degree program at the college which accepted StraighterLine’s courses. Currently, StraighterLine offers twenty-three entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with a lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with a 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 and two developmental courses. 13 new courses are being readied for the 2011-2012 school year, including Introduction to Business, Physics and Pharmacology. University of Phoenix joins a growing roster of regionally accredited partner colleges that award post-secondary credit to students upon the transfer of successfully completed StraighterLine courses. Students have reported that at least an additional 200 colleges that are not partners have awarded credit for StraighterLine courses. It is free to be a StraighterLine partner. StraighterLine partner colleges and universities include the following institutions:
“University of Phoenix is a pioneer and standard-bearer in adult education,” says Burck Smith, StraighterLine’s CEO and founder. “By providing adult students a low-cost, low-risk pathway into college, they are demonstrating their commitment to students once again."

About University of Phoenix University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As the flagship university of Apollo Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit Media Contact: University of Phoenix Media Hotline 602.254.0086 [email protected] About StraighterLine StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education bymajor 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 150 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit. Currently, StraighterLine offers 23 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business, with additional courses planned for the current school year. For information, visit or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375). ###

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