StraighterLine and Utica College Have Partnered to Make Degree Completion More Accessible for Students

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

Through this partnership, StraighterLine and Utica are helping students fit college courses into their busy lives at an affordable price.

Utica College has partnered with StraighterLine, the fastest-growing independent provider of low-cost, online general education courses. Utica College is a private, comprehensive college located in the heart of central New York. The College offers the advantages of a large university, but with an intimacy and high degree of personal attention not found at larger institutions—or, perhaps, anywhere.

“We’re excited about this new partnership with Utica College, whose mission includes creating communities of learners on campus and beyond," says Burck Smith, StraighterLine Founder and CEO. "By making it simple to transfer credits from StraighterLine to Utica, this partnership puts the learner first.”

Utica College Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dr. Jeffery Gates says, “Utica College has partnered with StraighterLine to provide our students another option in completing their prerequisite requirements. This self-paced online option for students is one that is quality driven and enables students to be prepared for our academic programs.”

Through this partnership, StraighterLine and Utica are helping students fit college courses into their busy lives at an affordable price. Learners don’t have to sacrifice work, family, and other commitments to earn their degree; they can take courses on their schedule—wherever and whenever it is convenient.

Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Utica College offers 36 majors, 27 minors, and 21 graduate programs, including master’s doctoral, on-campus, and online.

About Utica College
Founded in service to the families of the Mohawk Valley and its World War II veterans, Utica College has never veered from its original purpose. Since the first faculty member stood before the first student in the first class on Oneida Square, generations of Utica faculty have distinguished themselves by the depth of their commitment to engaging students; reaching their imaginations, intellects, and hearts; and challenging their sense of what’s possible.

Today’s Utica College is a leader among educational institutions: a progressive, creative, and adaptive enterprise fully committed to the exploration of pedagogical and structural innovation. As such, a Utica education is highly relevant to students’ personal life goals. Faculty guide and support students’ ongoing success as they gain the knowledge and insights that give them versatility of the mind, as they build the confidence and skills that make them immediately job-ready, and as they develop the lasting ability to find purpose and satisfaction in their lives and careers.

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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