Who says college has to be expensive? Our partnership with Thomas Edison State College gives New Jersey residents an extremely affordable pathway to a college degree
Baltimore, MD (Vocus) November 9, 2010
StraighterLine announced today that Thomas Edison State College has joined StraighterLine’s partner college network. StraighterLine partner colleges are regionally accredited institutions that award post-secondary credit upon transfer for successfully completing its online college courses. Thomas Edison State College is one of New Jersey’s 12 senior public institutions of higher education offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 100 areas of study.
Through this partnership, students who successfully complete StraighterLine courses may transfer their courses for full credit when they enroll in one of Thomas Edison State College’s degree programs and can use these transfer credits toward the completion of their bachelor’s degree.
Students can take freshman and introductory-level classes through StraighterLine and save thousands of dollars earning their college degree. With StraighterLine, students pay only $99 per month plus $39 per course started and can move as quickly or slowly through the material as they like.
StraighterLine courses have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) and have met or exceeded the Distance Education and Training Council’s standards for online course quality.
Currently, StraighterLine offers 15 entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology for nonmajors, Introduction to Biology for nonmajors with a lab, General Chemistry 1, General Chemistry 1 with a lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics and two developmental courses, with more to be offered soon. StraighterLine partner colleges and universities include the following institutions:
- American College of Dubai
- American InterContinental University
- Ashford University
- Assumption College
- Capella University
- Charter Oak State College
- Colorado State University-Global Campus
- DeVry University
- Excelsior College
- Fort Hays State University
- Granite State College
- Jefferson Community and Technical College
- Kaplan University
- Lake City Community College
- Nazarene Bible College
- Potomac College
- The University of Akron
- Thomas Edison State College
- Thompson Rivers University
- Western Governors University
- WGU Indiana
“Who says college has to be expensive? Our partnership with Thomas Edison State College gives New Jersey residents an extremely affordable pathway to a college degree," says Burck Smith, StraighterLine’s CEO.
About Thomas Edison State College
Thomas Edison State College provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults. One of New Jersey’s 12 senior public institutions of higher education, the College offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 100 areas of study. Students earn degrees through a wide variety of rigorous and high-quality academic methods that can be customized to meet their individual needs. Identified by Forbes magazine as one of the top 20 colleges and universities in the nation in the use of technology to create learning opportunities for adults, Thomas Edison State College is a national leader in the assessment of adult learning and a pioneer in the use of educational technologies. The College is home to The John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy. The New Jersey State Library is an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College. Further information about admission to the College may be obtained by calling (888) 442-8372, via e-mail at info(at)tesc(dot)edu or by visiting the College website at http://www.tesc.edu .
StraighterLine is a leader in making a quality college education more affordable. StraighterLine’s programs are a great way to tackle the escalating cost of four-year college tuition and avoid a mountain of student debt.
StraighterLine offers two innovative programs. The “Freshman Year for $999” program is designed to help college students and their families address rampant rising tuition costs of college education. Students can take up to 10 StraighterLine courses for a single fee of $999 and realize savings of more than 90 percent versus the first-year tuition at many colleges. Students can also enroll in a subscription package for $99 a month that allows students who can move the material even faster an opportunity for even greater savings. Both programs include up to 10 hours of one-on-one instructional support.
Students who successfully complete StraighterLine online college courses receive credit when they enroll with any school in our rapidly expanding network of regionally accredited partner colleges and universities. In addition, the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT - http://www.acenet.edu/acecredit/) has also evaluated and recommended college credit for StraighterLine courses. ACE CREDIT helps students gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in settings outside traditional higher education. StraighterLine also offers a tuition assistance program as a benefit for companies to provide to employees interested in earning their college degree. For information, visit http://www.straighterline.com or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).
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