StraighterLine Launches New Partnership with New England College to Offer New England’s Most Affordable Associate Degree

Beth Dumbauld

StraighterLine, the student success and college readiness company, and the New Hampshire-based New England College have partnered to offer students an accelerated associate degree pathway program. New England College will use more than 20 of StraighterLine's online general education credits for this new program, helping create an affordable and flexible option for students that costs less than $10,000.

Offered 100% online, this accelerated program is offered thought the college’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies and provides students an opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts in Professional Studies in as little as 15 months. Interested students will start by successfully completing a free credit-bearing course. Once enrolled, remaining tuition is $9,900 for the entire 60-credit program and financial aid is available. Classes start August 20, 2018.

“We look forward to launching and operating the accelerated Associate of Arts in Professional Studies with StraighterLine as a way to help students prepare for the technical and behavioral skills needed to successfully adapt to a wide array of work expectations and situations,” said Michele Perkins, President of New England College. “This partnership offers an affordable life changing higher education opportunity for enrolled students.”

“With this partnership, StraighterLine provides New England College a solution for creating a low-cost degree pathway for students who are eager to flexibly and affordably earn a degree,” said Burck Smith, StraighterLine CEO and founder.

Interested students can visit http://www.nec.edu/apply for more details and to apply to the program.

About StraighterLine

StraighterLine is a student success and college readiness company that provides high quality online general education courses that colleges recognize for credit. StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses are offered to students for a $99-a-month subscription. StraighterLine has developed a network of over 130 leading adult-serving colleges and universities that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine courses. StraighterLine’s courses have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), and will be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for credit transfer. StraighterLine currently serves over 25,000 individual students a year. Visit https://www.straighterline.com or https://partners.straighterline.com for more information.

About New England College

New England College is a regionally accredited, private, non-profit, higher education institution with a campus based in beautiful Henniker, NH. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the top tier of baccalaureate colleges in the north, New England College has a 70-year history of offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as professional development opportunities. We are passionate about education, personal and professional growth, and the power of transformation. Visit http://www.nec.edu/applyfor more details and to apply to the program.

Media Contact

Beth Dumbauld
StraighterLine
bdumbauld(at)straighterline(dot)com

Thomas R. Horgan, EdD
Interim Director of Public Information
New England College
thorgan(at)nec(dot)edu

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