StraighterLine and Bismarck State College Announce Partnership to Offer Flexible Online Courses for Students

StraighterLine and Bismarck State College Announce Partnership to Offer Flexible Online Courses for Students

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Bismarck State College (BSC) in Bismarck, N.D., has partnered with StraighterLine to help students affordably earn college credit and flexibly get on track to degree completion. StraighterLine, the leading provider of low-cost, online college courses, has partnered with Bismarck State College to provide students an affordable and flexible way to complete general education courses online. BSC and StraighterLine are both focused on providing a flexible, innovative, and affordable online education opportunities that help students move forward to earn a degree and achieve their career goals. “BSC’s focus on providing students an innovative, high quality education and degree programs for students aligns well with our mission to provide students the flexibility to complete general education courses online on their schedule,” says StraighterLine Founder and CEO Burck Smith. “Through its partnership with StraighterLine, BSC is helping students to access affordable general education courses online and help reduce the risk and cost of earning their degree.” BSC, the third largest college in the North Dakota University System, offers a full spectrum of associate’s degrees, diploma and certificate programs, as well as two bachelor degree programs. Students from Bismarck State can seamlessly transfer to a 4-year college or complete a technical degree in two years or less and move into the workforce. Programs are offered on-campus and online. “For students who have stopped out of higher education, this partnership creates a flexible and affordable pathway back,” said Larry C. Skogen, President at Bismarck State College. “They start with Straighterline, then are able to seamlessly onboard to BSC where they can earn a degree. It’s one more way we are helping students achieve their goals.” About Bismarck State College Bismarck State College, an innovative community college in Bismarck, N.D., offers high quality education, workforce training, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities. The 120-acre campus, in the vibrant, capital city of Bismarck, is beautifully situated overlooking the Missouri River with easy access to the Interstate as well as Bismarck’s many amenities. The third largest college in the ND University System, BSC has approximately 3,781 students. About StraighterLine StraighterLine is an innovative higher education model that provides high quality online general education courses that colleges recognize for credit. StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses are offered to students for a $99-a-month subscription. StraighterLine is among a select few online course providers to be invited to participate in the Department of Education’s EQUIP (Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships) Program, which allows students to access federal financial aid for the chosen programs. StraighterLine has developed a network of over 130 accredited colleges and universities that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine courses. Having been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), StraighterLine courses will also be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for transfer to their degree programs upon request. StraighterLine currently serves over 25,000 individual students a year. Visit for more information. Media Contact Beth Dumbauld StraighterLine bdumbauld(at)straighterline(dot)com

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