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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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  • Community College of Denver Launches More Affordable Pathway to College for Students Who Stopped Out 

    Beth Dumbauld

    CCD Academy taps StraighterLine, pioneering developer of low-cost, online courses, to reach Denver residents with some college but no degree  DENVER, June 11, 2020 – Community College of Denver (CCD) announced the launch of CCD Academy to help students who are no longer enrolled in college return and earn their degree. The new initiative is powered by StraighterLine, a developer of low-cost, competency-based courses to help students earn credits toward their degree. "A college degree can offer an economic lifeline for displaced workers. But for a growing number of laid-off and furloughed workers, life’s circumstances -- not a lack of aspiration -- got in the way of completing a degree," said Ruthanne K. Orihuela, Provost & Vice Pr ...

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  • BV Investment Partners Announces Investment in StraighterLine

    Beth Dumbauld

    Contact: Chris Tofalli Chris Tofalli Public Relations, LLC 914-834-4334 BV Investment Partners Announces Investment in StraighterLine BALTIMORE, May 5, 2020 – BV Investment Partners (“BV”), a middle-market private equity firm focused on the tech-enabled business services, software and IT services sectors, announced today that it has made a significant investment in StraighterLine, an education technology company that provides scalable solutions to deliver affordable, effective and accelerated learning pathways to formal degree programs and widely recognized industry credentials. StraighterLine was founded in 2009 by Burck Smith and David Parento, with the singular goal of reducing the price of higher education.  StraighterLine’s p ...

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  • STRAIGHTERLINE, CAMPUS3 AND 3 COLLEGES LAUNCH FIRST-YEAR ONLINE VALUE PATHWAY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    Beth Dumbauld

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/24/2019 Media Contact: Beth Dumbauld StraighterLine 443-842-5833 [email protected] STRAIGHTERLINE, CAMPUS3 AND 3 COLLEGES LAUNCH FIRST-YEAR ONLINE VALUE PATHWAY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Program makes North American colleges more appealing for international students  Baltimore, MD – StraighterLine, a provider of affordable college readiness programs, Campus3 and three colleges in the United States have partnered to create a First-Year Online Value Pathway allowing international students to start studies in their home country while waiting for a visa, save thousands on tuition, and earn up to a year’s worth of university and college credit prior to matriculating on a campus in North America. Particip ...

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