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  • New Research Answers Question Every College Wants to Know: Why Do Students Leave and How Do We Get Them Back?

    Beth Dumbauld

    BALTIMORE, MD (December 1, 2021) – UPCEA (University Professional and Continuing Education Association) and StraighterLine conducted a critical empirical research study profiling the disengaged learner to better understand their situations and motivations in relation to higher education. The study focused on individuals who have college credits but are no longer attending college to identify why they stopped attending and what motivates them to re-engage. "Given the pandemic and the evolution of a new economy, one that relies on automation and information, students will be more likely to disengage with higher education for a variety of reasons,” said Jim Fong, Chief Research Officer and Director of the Center for Research and Strategy a ...

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  • Tutor.com Announces Partnership With StraighterLine

    Tutor.com Announces Partnership With StraighterLine
    Beth Dumbauld

    Collaboration Will Enhance Pathway to and Through College BALTIMORE, MD (Nov. 9, 2021) -- Tutor.com, one of the world's largest online tutoring services, announced that StraighterLine, a pioneering online higher education course provider, has selected Tutor.com to provide online tutoring services for the thousands of students StraighterLine serves each year. Through the partnership, students gain 24/7 no-cost access to 1-to-1 expert tutoring and drop-off review services for StraighterLine courses. The goal: Help higher education students earn affordable college credits—and graduate from one of the 1,500+ colleges and universities that have accepted StraighterLine courses. The synergy of the two companies' missions—Tutor.com hel ...

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  • StraighterLine Donates Over $8400 to NDIA in Support of Increasing Digital Access for Students

    Beth Dumbauld

    BALTIMORE, MD (November 3, 2021) – StraighterLine kicked off the month of October by joining thousands of organizations around the nation in celebrating National Digital Inclusion Week to raise awareness for digital equity. In addition to helping share messages about the importance of increasing digital access for all, StraighterLine pledged to donate $5 to the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) for every new student who enrolled in an online course during the month of October. Together StraighterLine and its students raised $8405 for the NDIA, which will provide Digital Inclusion 101 training for up to 1,000 digital inclusion practitioners who are new to the field. “When students have access to high speed Internet, they have a ...

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  • Fort Hays State University and StraighterLine Join Forces to Help Stop-Out Students

    Beth Dumbauld

    The Fort Hays State Academy to Offer Affordable, Flexible General Education Courses Online Baltimore, MD (Oct. 4, 2021) — Fort Hays State University (FHSU), a regional comprehensive public university in Hays, Kansas today announced a new pathway for students who had to take a break from their education to return to FHSU to complete their degree. In collaboration with StraighterLine, the new Fort Hays State Academy offers low-cost, competency-based online education courses that provide students a flexible way to restart their degree program. “One of the great and enduring strengths of our university is the extent to which our faculty and staff invest personally in the success of every student,” said FHSU Provost and Vice President f ...

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  • StraighterLine Salutes Its 100,000+ Students on National Online Learning Day

    StraighterLine Salutes Its 100,000+ Students on National Online Learning Day
    Beth Dumbauld

    National Online Learning Day is celebrated annually on September 15 to highlight students of all ages that are learning online and bring awareness to the benefits of online education. BALTIMORE, MD. (September 15, 2021) – When Burck Smith founded StraighterLine in 2008 he had one goal – to create an innovative online educational platform that would help solve the No. 1 issue facing students today – the skyrocketing cost of college. StraighterLine was the first non-college or university to offer online courses for college credit and now more than 100,000 students have saved time and money taking a StraighterLine course. Long before massive open online courses (MOOCs) began to take shape in 2011, StraighterLine began offering online cou ...

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