College Education

  • Albany State University: A top choice if you would like to attend one of America’s Historically Black Colleges

    Barry Lenson

    Albany State University:A top choice if you would like to attend one of America’s Historically Black Colleges A Message for You from Dr. Everette J. Freeman, President, Albany State University In 1965, The Higher Education Act designated a select group of American colleges and universities as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's). They were all institutions which, from their founding, were dedicated to identifying and educating America’s most promising young African-American students. HBCU’s remain a vibrant force in American higher education today. You have probably heard of the most famous of these institutions, such as Howard University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Tuskegee University. You m ...

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  • StraighterLine Student of the Month: Jennifer Howe

    Barry Lenson

    For the last 21 years, Jennifer Howe has been enjoying a successful career at Scripps Health, a nonprofit consortium of four hospitals located in San Diego.  But when she discovered StraighterLine recently, her career began to move forward in new ways. “I started with Scripps as a Unit Secretary, went to school to get my LVN license with the goal of becoming an RN,” Jennifer tells StraighterLine. “However, bedside nursing was not to happen for me. Currently, I have been an Administrative Assistant on the Cardiology Unit, and I have enjoyed that position for almost eight years.” How did Jennifer discover StraighterLine? It happened when she was taking one of the career development workshops that Scripps provides to its personn ...

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  • Students Find Satisfaction and Success in StraighterLine Courses

    Barry Lenson

    Nobody Says It Better . . . than Your Fellow StraighterLine Students Here on the StraighterLine Blog, we spend a lot of time writing about how terrific StraighterLine courses are. But today, let’s let StraighterLine students say what they think about us. Ready for some honest feedback from students? Okay, here you go . . . “At StraighterLine the classes are great. They are classes that you would take at any university or any college. It’s all online, and that’s actually a benefit for working moms. The cost affordability of StraighterLine is great. I’m paying $100 a month and classes are $49. And that’s with a proctor, a tutor who’s available to you 24/7. It’s almost too good to be true.” - StraighterLine student Eb ...

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  • StraighterLine’s CEO Burck Smith Interviewed in The Evolllution

    Barry Lenson

    The Evolllution (those extra “L’s” mean ILluminating the Life Long Learning Movement) is an online newspaper that covers important trends and people in education. So it’s not surprising that the publication recently published an interview with StraighterLine’s CEO, Burck Smith. If you’re interested in what’s happening on the leading edge of learning, you’ll want to read this interview. But until you do, here are a few outtakes of what Smith has to say . . . Why so many different providers are entering the higher education marketplace today . . . “Well, I think what you’re seeing in the marketplace is a lowering of the barriers to entry. Online learning in particular; it does not cost very much to create an onlin ...

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  • Upper Iowa University a StraighterLine Partner College Profile

    Barry Lenson

    We are proud to announce that Upper Iowa University has become the latest StraighterLine Partner college. Better yet, Upper Iowa University could be just the college for you. Let’s take a closer look. About Upper Iowa University Because Upper Iowa University is a StraighterLine Partner College, it’s ready to accept the credits that you earn in the courses that you take at StraighterLine. Then you can apply directly for admission to the University. Upper Iowa University was recently named one of the best online programs in the United States by U.S. News. That’s no surprise to the students who have already discovered this fine school. Whether you're looking for an on-campus learning experience or global access to online a ...

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