StraighterLine and ULM Partner to Make Degree Completion Easy for Students

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StraighterLine and the University of Louisiana at Monroe announce partnership to provide affordable and flexible degree completion options for college students.

With this partnership, ULM and StraighterLine are helping Louisiana students start college affordably and with little risk.

The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) becomes the fourth school in the University of Louisiana system to partner with StraighterLine to offer students more flexible and affordable options for completing their degree. This partnership demonstrates ULM’s commitment to helping students succeed in a changing global society.

Burck Smith, founder and CEO of StraighterLine, says, “A college degree is the ticket to a better job, but the price and risk of starting is high. With this partnership, ULM and StraighterLine are helping Louisiana students start college affordably and with little risk.”

Recognized as one of the best online programs in the country, eULM provides a caring community to help students achieve their academic goals online while still being an important part of the ULM community. ULM offers more than 30 online programs, including Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in fields such as nursing, occupational therapy, and marriage and family therapy.

Together, StraighterLine and ULM are providing students with online courses that are engineered to increase academic success, count for credit towards a ULM degree, and save students money.

About ULM

Founded in 1931, ULM has grown vigorously from a junior college to a comprehensive institution offering a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. ULM is proud to be part of a movement in higher education that has broken down barriers and extended opportunities for students to learn and succeed beyond the four traditional classroom walls. The University of Louisiana at Monroe is committed to offering a quality academic experience to online and on-campus students. ULM students who learn online earn the same degree as their face-to-face students from an accredited and respected institution of higher learning.

Go the Distance without Going the Distance

ULM students complete degrees in a variety of programs and through the use of affordable and accelerated pathways, including StraighterLine’s self-paced, online general education courses and the eULM initiative. ULM provides students with assistance, guidance, and encouragement throughout their journey to begin their first degree, to finish what they started, or to continue by earning a graduate degree.

About StraighterLine

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) as well as the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), StraighterLine courses will also be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for transfer to their degree programs upon request.

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