Flexible Online Degree Programs Allow Adults to Achieve Career Goals

BALTIMORE, July 14th – StraighterLine, a leading provider of affordable, flexible and transferable online college courses, and Patten University, a university committed to making higher education accessible and affordable, have partnered to create a convenient path for transferring credits toward online degree programs for working adults. Patten University’s flexible online learning platform and innovative tuition model combined with StraighterLine’s high quality, low-cost online college courses give adult learners the freedom to conveniently earn a degree and avoid student debt.

Patten University’s innovative tuition model lowers the cost of a college degree program significantly by offering a flat-rate tuition for every 16-week term with a monthly payment schedule to help students plan financially and avoid debt. StraighterLine online college courses are also offered on a monthly subscription basis providing students a low cost, low risk way to complete the general education courses required for their degree.

A Convenient Pathway to a College Degree at a Dramatically Reduced Cost

StraighterLine’s online college courses are now accepted for transfer credit at Patten University – creating an innovative, cost effective pathway for students to complete a college degree.

By starting with StraighterLine, students can save thousands on their high quality, tuition-friendly degree from Patten University.

- The StraighterLine “First Year”program allows students to take any 10 courses with a 12-month membership for $1,299.
- StraighterLine memberships are $99 per month and students can purchase unlimited courses for as low as $49 per month.
- StraighterLine allows students to pause their monthly membership at any time and resume taking courses as their schedule permits.
- Undergraduate tuition at Patten University is just $350 per month or $1,316 per term.


Online flexibility and cost savings create a valuable partnership between Patten University and StraighterLine – ideal for adult learners looking to change or advance their career with a degree.


Flexible Online Degree Programs Allow Adults to Achieve Career Goals

StraighterLine’s online general education courses are guaranteed to transfer into Patten University's online degree programs, including:

- Bachelor of Arts in Leadership with a concentration in Management
- Bachelor of Arts in Leadership with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship
- Bachelor of Arts in Leadership with a concentration in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Arts in Management with a concentration in Leadership
- Bachelor of Arts in Management with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational


About Patten University

Patten University is operated by UniversityNow, Inc., and offers Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degrees online. Patten University, regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, is committed to making higher education accessible and affordable to working adults, no matter the age, location, ethnicity or financial situation. Patten University has expanded its reach through online education while maintaining its commitment to helping working adults acquire the skills and knowledge they need to advance or change their careers. Patten University's flexible online learning platform delivers the freedom to earn a degree on student terms while still enjoying close interaction with faculty and students in an engaging learning environment. Patten University, with its innovative tuition model and strategic reduction of bureaucratic overhead, is committed to making education affordable so that students can earn a degree without acquiring a burden of debt. Learn more at www.patten.edu, www.facebook.com/PattenUniversity, or on Twitter at @pattenu.


About StraighterLine

StraighterLine helps students reach their full potential by putting them on a straighter line towards the degree of their choice, the career of their dreams, and the life they've always wanted – on budget and on schedule. StraighterLine was founded in 2009 by Burck Smith as a solution to the rising costs of college education. Burck set out to discover why prices for online courses were the same or higher than those of face-to-face courses. Using relationships with colleges, publishers and policymakers that were forged in his 15 years of online higher education experience, Burck created StraighterLine, a way for students to get low priced,but equal quality,college credit. StraighterLine students have transferred over 26,000 StraighterLine credits to America’s colleges. In addition to StraighterLine’s more than 70 Partner Colleges, more than 400 colleges have accepted credit for StraighterLine courses. StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability of coursework and examination results to their courses and degree programs.  Visit www.straighterline.com.


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Kristen Shaw

Director, Partner Marketing

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(443) 842-5805

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