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  • Online University Expands College Access to Adults through Flexible Admissions Pathway

    Beth Dumbauld

    Private, non-profit Northcentral University accepts credits from StraighterLine’s affordable, competency-based courses to help students complete academic requirements for entry  SAN DIEGO, CA (February 3, 2021) -- Going back to college once you’ve dropped out can seem overwhelming. Finding the right program, making time around a full-time job—and then there’s the cost. Yet a college degree is clearly worth it. Bachelor’s degree holders typically earn 66% more than those with a high school diploma, and they are less likely to face unemployment. Despite unprecedented economic uncertainty over the past year, the December unemployment rate for those with bachelor’s degrees or higher was only 3.8%. “Too many students start college ...

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  • Grambling State Launches Online Degree Completion Program for Working Adults and Stop-Outs

    Beth Dumbauld

    Online Academy to Offer Affordable, Flexible General Education Courses GRAMBLING, La. -- November 12, 2020 -- Grambling State University announced today the launch of Grambling Global Academy, a major new initiative to help adults finish their bachelor’s degree through access to low-cost, online courses no matter where they reside. The new initiative is a partnership with StraighterLine, which provides affordable, self-paced courses to help learners persist toward their degree. "The bachelor’s degree represents a lifeline to economic security for millions of workers facing uncertainty during the current economic crisis, and state universities have a responsibility to help working adults with some college and no degree get across the fin ...

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  • Utah State University Announces New Admissions Policy to Significantly Expand College Access

    Beth Dumbauld

    Utah’s public land-grant university introduces a new three-course Earned Admission pathway to guarantee entrance to high school graduates LOGAN, UT (September 23, 2020) -- Utah State University (USU), the only public land-grant university in Utah and one of the state’s largest universities, today announced the launch of an ambitious new admissions policy that will expand college access through providing additional academic support for students who do not meet basic admissions requirements. Through a partnership with StraighterLine, the Earned Admission program will guarantee entrance to USU for new freshmen who complete a sequence of three affordable, self-paced courses to develop foundational skills for success in college. “In this m ...

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  • Compete LA Doubles Down on Effort to Help Thousands of Louisiana Adults Re-Enroll In and Finish College

    Beth Dumbauld

    The University of Louisiana System rolls out new re-entry academy with flexible, online courses to reach students with some college but no degree BATON ROUGE, LA. (SEPTEMBER 9, 2020) – Compete Louisiana (Compete LA), a statewide college completion initiative powered by the University of Louisiana System, is announcing the launch of Compete LA Academy, an ambitious new program designed to help adults who have stopped out of university return and earn their degree. The Academy is made possible through a collaboration with StraighterLine, which partners with colleges to provide affordable competency-based college readiness and re-entry programs. “At a time when Louisianians are facing economic hardship and uncertainty about the future, ...

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  • Indiana Tech Launches Tuition-Free Academy to Help Adult and Online Students Ramp Up for College Completion 

    Beth Dumbauld

    New program will boost college readiness for adult and online students through online, competency-based education courses from StraighterLine FORT WAYNE, IND. (August 4, 2020) --- Indiana Tech’s Office for Student Success announced today the launch of Indiana Tech Readiness Academy to help incoming adult and online students within the university’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) prepare for the college environment. The academy is a partnership with StraighterLine, the pioneering developer of online general education courses delivered through a low-cost monthly subscription. “Even before the pandemic, colleges were seeing surging interest from adult students—often with long gaps between their last experience with education ...

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