StraighterLine Partners with DeVry University to Make Degree Completion Attainable for Students

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StraighterLine and DeVry University partner to provide affordable and flexible degree completion options

Adult learners are focused on quality, convenience and affordability. By making it easy to transfer credits from StraighterLine to DeVry University, we’re putting students first.

StraighterLine, an industry leader in providing low-cost, online general education courses, has partnered with DeVry University, one of the nation’s largest career-oriented private universities, to provide flexible degree completion options for college students. As part of the articulation agreement, DeVry University has identified more than 20 general education courses from StraighterLine eligible for transfer credit.

StraighterLine students choose the courses they need for their degree from the catalog of self-paced and professor-led general education courses. When a student is ready to transfer colleges or coursework, receiving credit for classes completed is of vital importance. The agreement with DeVry University will enable those students to maximize their transfer credits and complete their degree sooner, potentially saving money.

Of the partnership, StraighterLine Founder and CEO Burck Smith says, “Adult learners are focused on quality, convenience and affordability. By making it easy to transfer credits from StraighterLine to DeVry University, we’re putting students first.”

“DeVry University’s purpose is to empower students to achieve their educational and career goals,” adds Robert Paul, president of DeVry University. “Through our partnership with StraighterLine, we are enabling students to transfer eligible credits more readily and starting them on the path to future success.

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the best online bachelor’s degree programs in 2015 [1], DeVry University helps students prepare to start or advance in their chosen career by providing the flexibility to take classes on campus, online or both, and offering degree programs in more than 40 career fields.

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 of 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.
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[1] As ranked and reported by U.S. News & World Report, 2015 Best Online Programs Rankings, Best Online Bachelor's Programs, ranked 111 out of 214 schools, 296 schools were considered in category, January 7, 2015. For methodology, visit:

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