StraighterLine and Rio Salado College Partner to Make Degree Completion Convenient for Students

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StraighterLine and Rio Salado College announce partnership to provide affordable and flexible degree completion options for college students.

By making it simple to transfer credits from StraighterLine to Rio Salado, this partnership puts the learner first.

Rio Salado College has partnered with StraighterLine, an industry leader in providing low-cost, online general education courses. With online classes, certificates, and associate degrees in an array of disciplines from Accounting to Web Design, Rio Salado College is well known as an affordable provider of online education.

Rio Salado helps students prepare for their career by offering online programs that are flexible and convenient, allowing students to study at any time of day, to work on their own schedule. It’s all about choice and flexibility. Students can choose from more than 600 online classes, 100+ degree and certificate programs, 16 or 8-week accelerated class options and flexible Monday start dates throughout the year so they can complete their coursework on their time and not semester time-- for a fraction of what they would pay to attend many other colleges and universities.

StraighterLine Founder and CEO Burck Smith said, “We’re thrilled to partner with an institution such as Rio Salado College, which has focused on quality, convenience, and affordability for many years. By making it simple to transfer credits from StraighterLine to Rio Salado, this partnership puts the learner first.”

Through this partnership, StraighterLine and Rio Salado are helping adult learners fit college into their busy lives at an affordable price. Students don’t have to sacrifice work, family, and other commitments to get their education. They can take courses on their schedule, wherever and whenever it is convenient.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Rio Salado College is a recognized national leader in online learning and has a proven track record for making higher education accessible, flexible, affordable and innovative.

About Rio Salado College
Rio Salado College is one of ten Maricopa Community Colleges and one of the largest online public community colleges in the nation, serving nearly 59,000 students annually with more than 30,000 online. Founded in 1978, Rio Salado offers 600+ online classes, 100+ degree and certificate programs and general education courses. The college also provides support for dual enrollment, military and incarcerated students, and serves as one of the largest providers of adult basic education in Arizona.

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), 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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