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  • 2 Exciting New Schools to Save on Your Degree: StraighterLine Monthly Partner College Highlights

    2 Exciting New Schools to Save on Your Degree: StraighterLine Monthly Partner College Highlights
    Beth Dumbauld

    We’re excited to introduce Union College and Central Penn College as our newest StraighterLine partner colleges. Welcome to the StraighterLine College Savings Network! When you enroll at any one of our over 100 accredited schools in our partner college network, you are guaranteed to receive full course credit for approved college courses taken at StraighterLine. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! Union College Kentucky & Online Since its origin in 1879, Union College has ignited students from throughout Appalachia, and all over the country, with a collegiate experience to ensure lifelong success. Union is grounded by four pillars that define its focus as an academic institution: service to each other ...

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  • Celebrating 100 StraighterLine Partner Colleges [Infographic]

    Beth Dumbauld

    College can be expensive, but with StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses, you can flexibly and affordably reach your educational goals. Whether you plan on earning your degree from a large state university or a small private college, your StraighterLine courses are guaranteed to transfer for credit into any one of our 100 accredited partner colleges and universities. 100 Partner Colleges for Your Degree Over the past five years, nearly 50,000 students have enrolled in our low-cost online courses, saving students and taxpayers more than $107 million dollars.* Other StraighterLine milestones include: 60 low-cost general education course options Guaranteed credit transfer to 100 (and growing) accredited partner colleges and u ...

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  • Education is Expensive – Lowering the Cost of College 

    Education is Expensive – Lowering the Cost of College 
    Beth Dumbauld

    College is expensive. With tuition going up by 70 percent or more in some parts of the country, even a public education seems to be slipping out of reach for a population whose earnings haven’t gone up at the same rate. At the same time, a college degree is more important than ever for students seeking well-paying careers. The solution for a generation of students: taking out loans to pay for education, and entering into costly payment plans. But as tuitions continue to rise, many people are questioning that concept too. Just how much debt should a person take on? Is there another way to make college affordable? There is another way, one that is quickly picking up steam: enrolling with affordable, accredited online institutions. H ...

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  • How to Get Started in Engineering

    How to Get Started in Engineering
    Beth Dumbauld

    Considering a career in engineering? Smart move - particularly if career growth, stability, and job opportunity are important to you. There are a variety of career paths in engineering and your income prospects are excellent. The number of STEM jobs (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is projected to grow more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. College graduates with an engineering degree earn higher-than-average salaries. According to a recent National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) study, the average salary for college graduates earning engineering degrees is $64,891– the highest average salary for all academic majors. Need to know how to get started? Download our free guide on How to Go back to College t ...

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  • Finding a Biology Lab Online: A StraighterLine Success Story

    Beth Dumbauld

    Cynthia Matthews was sitting in her student advisor’s office at Grambling State University. With the help of her student advisor, she was going through a last-minute checklist to finalize the details of her upcoming graduation. It was a proud moment for this mother of five. She had completed all of the requirements necessary to earn her bachelor’s degree. “After my last child finished high school, people would ask me what was I going to do with myself,” said Cynthia. “For me, it was never a question. I was going to go back to school and earn my college degree.” Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! Education has always been extremely important to Cynthia. “I work at a high school as an admini ...

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