Online Degrees

  • Earning a Degree on Your Own Terms: A StraighterLine Success Story

    Earning a Degree on Your Own Terms: A StraighterLine Success Story
    Beth Dumbauld

    Kevin Linn lives in California and has been working in IT full time in the medical technology field for over 6 years. He loves technology and programming, but as he gained more and more work experience, he’s found himself ready to dive deeper into coding. “I went about as far as you can with a high school degree, and I knew that in order to reach my career goals, I’d need to go back to school.” “I was looking for courses that would teach me different things, like Java,” said Kevin. He started doing some research, looking for certification options online. But he soon realized that a certification wasn’t what he really needed to ultimately reach his career goals, so he started looking at ways he could flexibly earn his degree ...

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  • StraighterLine’s Partner Colleges' Commencement Highlights 2016

    StraighterLine’s Partner Colleges' Commencement Highlights 2016
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Jaclyn Nicholas Commencement is a time of reflection and excitement. It is the perfect moment to look back on all of your accomplishments as well as towards the ones you will have in the future. Earning your degree is a great achievement, a culmination of all the time and effort you have put into your studies. Many StraighterLine partner colleges will soon be celebrating this momentous occasion with their students. Several of our partner schools will also be featuring a prominent member of society as their commencement speaker. Be sure to check out the list for more information on dates and speakers. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! Congratulations to all StraighterLine students graduating this year! India ...

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  • Which StraighterLine Partner Colleges Have Nursing Degree Programs?

    Which StraighterLine Partner Colleges Have Nursing Degree Programs?
    Beth Dumbauld

    Thinking about enrolling in a nursing program? Looking to upgrade your nursing credentials? StraighterLine can help you affordably prepare for - and accelerate - your nursing degree. A sizable number of StraighterLine partner colleges offer nursing degree programs online. Also, since all StraighterLine courses are ACE Credit Recommended, your courses may transfer to over 2,000 college and universities that accept ACE Credit courses. Need to know how to get started? Download our free guide on Careers in Nursing today! Types of Undergraduate Nursing Degree Programs Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Programs: Associate of nursing degree (ADN) programs are generally completed in two-year programs by full-time students. ADN programs ...

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  • Competency-Based Education Enters the Job Market

    Competency-Based Education Enters the Job Market
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Marty Chester, M.S.Ed., Student Services Manager, College of Professional Studies at Lipscomb University Imagine being able to show potential employers that you have the marketable skills they desire most. Now imagine your transcript will display this in a tech-savvy, visual way. Buckle up because that’s where higher education is headed. Competency-Based Education (CBE) is relatively new on the higher education scene. The idea behind such programs is that students receive credit for being “competent.” This is determined in a variety of ways, depending upon which CBE program a student chooses. For example, if a student selects Lipscomb University’s Organizational Leadership degree, they choose to be behaviorally assessed. T ...

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  • How to Get Started in a Business Career

    How to Get Started in a Business Career
    Beth Dumbauld

    Looking to get started in business? Completing business courses online can have a direct and positive impact on your working life. If you choose to earn an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in business, you are also upgrading your business aptitude and skills – and becoming a more valuable employee in the process. There are a variety of career paths in business and your job outlook is excellent. Investing the time it takes to earn a business degree will accelerate your career now and in the future. Need to know how to get started? Download our free guide on How to Go back to College today! What Do You Do With a Degree in Business ? In the business world, there is a need for people with a diverse set of skills and apti ...

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