Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) December 18, 2013
StraighterLine (http://www.straighterline.com) announced today that Life Pacific College (http://lifepacific.edu/) has joined their rapidly expanding network of partner colleges, which includes many of the leading faith based and adult-focused institutions of higher learning. Life Pacific College will now accept credits earned from StraighterLine’s entry-level online courses.
Life Pacific College is a four year regionally accredited institution offering biblically centered degree programs including Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Transformational Ministry, Associate of Arts in General Studies, Masters in Strategic Leadership, and a Degree Completion Program – Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and Leadership. The college is also set to launch two additional degree programs including a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Psychology this fall, pending WASC and ABHE approval.
Life Pacific College and StraighterLine make ideal partners because they are both focused on meeting the unique educational needs of adult learners, especially flexible scheduling and affordable access to course materials. This partnership offers those interested in a degree completion program in ministry and leadership the opportunity to get a quality education online, conveniently, at a substantially lower cost than most traditional degree programs. Students can take general education courses through StraighterLine online and save up to $6,000 on the cost of their college degree at Life Pacific College. With StraighterLine’s self-paced online courses, students can move through the material as quickly or slowly as they like.
StraighterLine helps all adult learners, regardless of major, educational experience, or economic status, get a quality education online, flexibly, conveniently and affordably. This year, over 20,000 students will choose from more than 50 courses and more than 100 ways to earn college credit in Business, Technology, Sciences, Humanities, English, Math, and Language. StraighterLine’s customized degree plans show students how they can get their dream degrees in today’s fastest growing, most desirable fields, including Business, Psychology, Education/Teaching, Healthcare, Nursing, Criminal Justice and Engineering.
“Together, StraighterLine and Life Pacific provide a low-cost pathway to a four year degree -- particularly for those students shut out of local community colleges.” says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine.
“Life Pacific College is committed to providing a high quality degree completion program for adult learners seeking a bachelor’s degree in ministry and leadership. Our new partnership with StraighterLine provides a great pathway for learners to accelerate their dreams of an accredited college degree. StraighterLine is affordable, relevant, innovative, and specifically design for adults who live busy lives. I invite you to explore the possibilities through this new partnership between Life Pacific College and StraighterLine.” - President of Life Pacific College, Jim. J. Adams
About Life Pacific College
Life Pacific College is 4 year regionally accredited institution and continues to be a strong Pentecostal/Charismatic Bible college. LPC is committed to the Evangelical Pentecostal message. For over 90 years, LPC has offered the finest education and training for life-long ministry that is centered in the Word of God and empowered by the life-giving testimony of Jesus Christ. LPC offers online and on campus programs that are affordable and accessible, preparing students for vocations in the local church and the marketplace.
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. Inside Higher Ed recognized StraighterLine for offering the “...lowest-cost set of credit-bearing courses on the Internet.” And 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), which includes over 1,800 participating colleges and universities. In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 300 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.
Currently, StraighterLine offers entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business. Many StraighterLine courses are now offered in both self-paced and professor-led formats, for students to take individually or as part of a cohort. 5 StraighterLine courses have been approved by The College Board to be listed as AP courses: AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus AB and AP Psychology. Recently, StraighterLine began offering a wide variety of credit-by-examinations that let students earn college credit based on test scores.
For information, visit http://www.straighterline.com or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).