StraighterLine Launches Six New Online College Courses

StraighterLine Launches Six New Online College Courses

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For Immediate Release

New offering provides students with fifteen online college courses to choose from for their freshman year general education requirements

(Baltimore, MD) – StraighterLine ( announced today the launch of six new online college courses, bringing the total number offered by the company to fifteen. With greater course variety, students have the opportunity to save even more on their college education. StraighterLine’s extremely flexible and affordable online college courses allow students to save up to 90% on their first year of college by helping ease the burden of balancing a busy lifestyle while earning  a college degree.  Course credits transfer to any of StraighterLine’s partner colleges and universities or through the ACE Credit service.
“StraighterLine is providing an invaluable service, especially with the high cost of college.  It is not necessary today to spend thousands of dollars on a single course,” said John Walsh of Delmar, NY – StraighterLine student.
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 (
  • 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 (
“With the addition of these courses, students can not only get a freshman year for less than $1,000, but have a variety of choices,” says Burck Smith, CEO and Founder of StraighterLine. “StraighterLine saves money for students and taxpayers.” 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, 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, plus $39 per course taken, that allows students with the time and ability to complete course materials in a shorter time, with even greater savings.  Both programs include 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). Contact: Widmeyer Communications Charles Martin 202 667-0901 [email protected]

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