Partner Colleges

  • A Personalized Model for Adult Learners and a New Partner School: StraighterLine Monthly Partner College Highlights

    Beth Dumbauld

    With the average time to earn a bachelor’s degree now approaching 6 years, it’s critical for adult students to have alternative, convenient and affordable pathways that reduce the time it takes to complete a degree. When you are ready to change your career and need the right academic credential to do so, you shouldn’t have to wait. Competency based education (CBE for short, also referred to as “personalized learning”) shifts the balance between time and learning - it moves away from time being the constant to learning being the constant. Through CBE programs, students can dramatically reduce their time to degree. We are proud that 7 StraighterLine partner colleges have been picked to be a pa ...

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  • Competency Based Education: A History of the New New Thing

    Burck Smith

    The new new thing in higher education is Competency Based Education (CBE for short, and has also been referred to as “personalized learning”). It is an educational approach that shifts the balance between time and learning. CBE moves away from time being the constant (i.e. every student stays in the class for a semester, regardless of how quickly they learn), to learning being the constant (i.e. students demonstrate learning at their own pace, regardless of how much time it takes). Want to see how it works? Take two free lessons on us today! The Rise of Competency Based Education: Earning Credit for What You Know CBE programs are self-paced and online, provide academic tutors and mentors, rely on students passing one or more te ...

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  • What These Mothers Know About Going Back To College – And You Should Too

    Beth Dumbauld

    Online education is ideal for moms who want to go back to school and earn their degree ­– and Mother’s Day is an ideal time to put you, and your dreams in the spotlight. This Mother’s Day, we’re highlighting successful StraighterLine students, who also happen be mothers, to show you how you how it really can be done – you can go back to college and earn your college degree. Not sure where to start? Download our free guide on How to Go back to College today! Moms Have Dreams Too With your busy life, and competing responsibilities, online courses offer you a flexible and affordable way to earn your college degree. Online courses easily transfer into career-focused degree programs and help moms just like you fit earning a c ...

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  • Free Money for College and a New Partner School: StraighterLine Monthly Partner College Highlights

    Beth Dumbauld

    Know the difference between a scholarship and a loan? A scholarship is free money for school ­– you never have to pay it back. On the other hand, a loan is not free money - you will pay it back for years. With average student debt now at a wallet-crushing $29,400, it’s critical for adult students to have an affordable degree pathway and great scholarship choices. That’s why we are proud to introduce StraighterLine Partner College Scholarships. Learn how to enroll below. Want to know how our scholarship program works? Check it out here! We’ve also added one new partner college this month, located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD, Capitol College focuses on technology and business and is committed to providing afford ...

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  • Life Pacific College a Partner College Profile

    Barry Lenson

    If you’re preparing for a leadership career in the ministry or service of Christ, it’s time for you to meet Life Pacific College, one of StraighterLine’s newest Partner Colleges. Life Pacific College, firmly rooted in Evangelical Pentecostal faith, offers you unique programs in Christian ministry and leadership. At Life Pacific College, you can earn degrees that include . . . The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and Leadership – This special Degree Completion program can be your path to the ministry. You’ll gain the necessary biblical and theological knowledge, plus the ministry and leadership skills required to effectively lead people in the church of today. You can enter this degree program through StraighterLine’s Partner C ...

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