• StraighterLine CEO Burck Smith: One of Higher Education's Top 10 'Influencers' Of 2015

    Beth Dumbauld

    StraighterLine CEO Burck Smith makes "Higher Education's Top 10 Influencers of 2015" list Forbes - January 10, 2016 Higher Education's Top 10 'Influencers' Of 2015 "Under his leadership, StraighterLine has positioned itself as a for-profit provider of low cost instruction that works with traditional higher education rather than being in competition with it." Learn why "Smith and StraighterLine have played a significant role in getting the Department of Education to consider Title IV support for non-traditional sources of learning through its “multiple pathways initiative.” Read Original Article   ...

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  • StraighterLine Releases Official College Savings Number

    Beth Dumbauld

    StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses have saved students and taxpayers over $100 million dollars. StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses have already saved students and taxpayers over $103,051,000.* The official savings number released today highlights the significant college degree savings available to students who use StraighterLine to complete general education courses and earn college credit. “StraighterLine solves the #1 issue facing students today – the skyrocketing cost of college – with low-cost, low risk online courses that prepare students for success,” said Burck Smith, StraighterLine CEO and founder. “What’s more, students who start with StraighterLine and then enroll at a college are more likel ...

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  • StraighterLine names Kerry Nagle new Chief Operating Officer

    Beth Dumbauld

    Former Millennial Media executive joins StraighterLine management team Baltimore, 25 March – StraighterLine today announced it has appointed Kerry Nagle as Chief Operating Officer. Nagle had been at Millennial Media for 7 years starting as an early stage employee and then holding several leadership positions, most recently as SVP of International Corporate Development, and will now take on the chief operating role at StraighterLine effective March 23. “Kerry is a proven manager and has helped companies scale from dozens to hundreds of employees,” said Burck Smith, StraighterLine founder and CEO. “Her experience is perfect for StraighterLine today.” “I am excited to join such an industry changing company with a substantial ...

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  • American Public University System Joins StraighterLine’s Scholarship Network


    StraighterLine students completing four or more courses eligible for 5% APUS tuition discount. BALTIMORE, 5 February – StraighterLine today announced that American Public University System (APUS) students completing four or more courses with StraighterLine are now eligible to receive tuition discounts. APUS, which operates through American Public University and American Military University, offers more than 190 affordable, accessible, career-relevant degree and certificate programs to adult learners, with a focus on military, defense, national security, public safety and related professionals. Combined tuition, fees, and books for APUS’s quality academic programs costs approximately 20% less than the average in-state cost at publ ...

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  • StraighterLine and WGU Partnership Offers Adults a Faster, More Affordable Path to a College Degree


    BALTIMORE, 12 January –Western Governors University (WGU) and StraighterLine, recognized leaders in making quality higher education accessible to busy adults, have enhanced their partnership to make the path to a degree even more straightforward and affordable. In addition to easy transfer of approved gen-ed college courses from StraighterLine to WGU, students are eligible for discounts and scholarships that make WGU’s already low tuition even more affordable. For busy adults looking to earn a college degree while balancing family and work, time and financial commitments can be daunting. The online, competency-based courses and programs offered by Straighterline and WGU allow students to study and learn on their own schedules and mov ...

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