“These new early college courses give anyone concerned about the cost of college even more ways to keep the total cost down,” says Burck Smith, CEO and Founder of StraighterLine.
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 02, 2011
StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today the launch of eight new online college courses, bringing the total number offered by the company to thirty-one. These courses, like the twenty-three before them, received full recommendation from the American Council on Education’s Credit Recommendation service. Also, all StraighterLine courses exceed industry standards for identity verification.
With greater course variety, students have the opportunity to save even more on their college education. StraighterLine’s extremely flexible and affordable online college courses allow students to save up to 90% on their first year of college by helping ease the burden of balancing a busy lifestyle while earning a college degree. Course credits transfer to StraighterLine’s partner colleges and universities or through the ACE Credit service.
“StraighterLine is providing an invaluable service, especially with the high cost of college. It is not necessary today to spend thousands of dollars on a single course,” said John Walsh of Delmar, NY – StraighterLine student. According to a recent survey of students comparing StraighterLine courses to online courses from a typical college or university, StraighterLine’s courses have been found to offer equal academic rigor but with more affordability, convenience and student satisfaction. Students earn real college credit and see StraighterLine courses help them complete a degree.
Currently, StraighterLine offers thirty one entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, each with a lab option, Medical Terminology, Psychology, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology, Western Civilization I, Personal Finance, Pharmacology I, Pharmacology II and two developmental courses.
StraighterLine partner colleges and universities include the following institutions:
Albany State University
American InterContinental University
American College of Dubai
Charter Oak State College
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Florida Gateway College
Granite State College
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Nazarene Bible College
Thomas Edison State College
Thompson Rivers University
University of Phoenix
Western Governors University
“These new early college courses give anyone concerned about the cost of college even more ways to keep the total cost down,” says Burck Smith, CEO and Founder of StraighterLine. “Individual students, employers reimbursing employees, the military and anyone else that is being priced out of a college education can benefit from StraighterLine’s on-ramp to college.”
StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.”.
In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine.
StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 150 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.
Currently, StraighterLine offers 31 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business.
For information, visit StraighterLine.com or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).