With this partnership, StraighterLine and Indiana Tech are providing students with online courses that are engineered to increase academic success, count for credit towards an Indiana Tech degree, and save students money.
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 03, 2015
Indiana Tech has partnered with StraighterLine, a leading provider of low-cost online general education courses, to give students an affordable, direct degree pathway to Indiana Tech’s degree programs. Through this partnership, Indiana Tech is strengthening its commitment to provide convenient access to its academic programs, which are centered around degrees that are in high-demand by employers.
Indiana Tech’s online education programs, coupled with StraighterLine’s affordable general education courses, provide students an opportunity to earn a degree from an accredited university when, where, and how it’s most convenient.
Says Burck Smith, StraighterLine’s founder and CEO, “The rising cost of college is crippling adult students. Together, Indiana Tech and StraighterLine are helping students keep college affordable.”
Steve Herendeen, Indiana Tech’s VP of Enrollment Management, remarks that “The decision for Indiana Tech to partner with StraighterLine was easy to make. We have always strived to offer career-relevant degrees to working adults in a format that works with their busy schedules. Working together, Indiana Tech and StraighterLine are providing students with online course access to help adults complete a degree in a shorter amount of time at a lower cost. It is exciting for us to be a part of the solution to the accessibility and affordability problem of obtaining a college degree.”
With this partnership, StraighterLine and Indiana Tech are providing students with online courses that are engineered to increase academic success, count for credit towards an Indiana Tech degree, and save students money. For those who qualify for the Indiana Tech StraighterLine Scholarship, they can save up to 45% on their degree.
Smart Degree Options for Busy Schedules
Throughout its 80+ year history, Indiana Tech has continually focused on providing a career-oriented education while expanding its academic offerings, including online degrees in
- Business Administration
- Criminal Justice
- Human Services
- and others
Indiana Tech’s College of Professional Studies program is designed to provide flexible, high-quality degree programs specifically for working adults with busy schedules.
Direct Degree Pathway to Help Students Save on Total Cost of Degree
StraighterLine and Indiana Tech have created an affordable degree pathway that can help students save significantly on the total cost of their college degree. Based on course-to-course equivalency, the partnership creates a direct degree pathway to Indiana Tech for StraighterLine students.
Through this degree path, all approved general education courses completed at StraighterLine are guaranteed to transfer to Indiana Tech’s online bachelor’s degree programs if a “C” or better is earned in the courses.
Indiana Tech was founded in 1930 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Originally known as Indiana Technical College, the school focused primarily on teaching engineering and science. Indiana Tech is a private, non-profit university providing degree programs in business, engineering, computer studies, criminal sciences, and other social science fields. They have expanded beyond Fort Wayne with regional campuses and locations throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and online. Indiana Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The College of Professional Studies program offers motivated students an alternative to traditional full-term classes. For undergraduate students, semesters are made up of five-week classes, while for graduate students there are six-week classes within a semester. The program is designed for the working adult student, and textbook rental is included in the tuition cost for all undergraduate degrees and most graduate classes.
StraighterLine solves the #1 issue facing students today – the skyrocketing cost of college – with low-cost online courses that prepare students for success. StraighterLine combines a $99 a month course subscription with guaranteed credit pathways to accredited degree programs to save students up to 60% on the total cost of their degree. More than 10,000 students got started with StraighterLine last year.
StraighterLine takes the worry out of credit transfer with a College Savings Network of nearly 100 accredited colleges that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine courses.
Having also been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), StraighterLine courses will also be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for transfer to their degree programs upon request.