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

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StraighterLine and Lipscomb University announce partnership to provide affordable and flexible degree completion options for college students.

Lipscomb University is committed to supporting our students to achieve the highest quality education possible, and a part of that is providing them with ways to save money as they achieve their academic goals.

StraighterLine, a leader in providing low-cost, online general education courses, has partnered with Lipscomb University to provide flexible degree completion options for college students. As part of this articulation agreement, Lipscomb University will accept some of StraighterLine’s online college courses for easy transfer into Lipscomb students’ degree programs.    

StraighterLine students choose the courses they need for their degree from a comprehensive catalog of self-paced general education courses. The agreement with Lipscomb University will enable those students to maximize their transfer credits and complete their degree sooner, which will save them time as well as money.    

Of the partnership, StraighterLine Founder and CEO Burck Smith says, “College students deserve quality, convenience, and affordability. By making it easy to transfer credits from StraighterLine, Lipscomb is demonstrating their commitment to providing students with flexibility as they work toward their degree.”

Nina J. Morel, Ed.D., Dean of Lipscomb's College of Professional Studies, comments that "Lipscomb University is committed to supporting our students to achieve the highest quality education possible, and a part of that is providing them with ways to save money as they achieve their academic goals. Our behavioral assessment center, in which students can earn 30 hours of credit for demonstrating leadership and communication competencies, prior learning assessment, and transfer credit from StraighterLine are some of the ways we make our flexible, rigorous, personalized learning program more affordable."

About Lipscomb University

Lipscomb University ranked within the Top 20 U.S. News & World Report regional universities in the South and was named an “up-and-coming” university in the region. U.S. News also ranked Lipscomb as the second-best regional university in the South for veterans. In 2015, Lipscomb was named to the Kiplinger Personal Finance list of 100 best values in private universities and was ranked in the top 12 percent on Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” 2013 list of colleges considered the best economic value per dollar invested. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Lipscomb as one of 196 colleges and universities nationwide to earn its 2010 Community Engagement Classification. This classification places Lipscomb among the top 311 (or almost 8 percent) of universities in the nation.

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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