StraighterLine and Bethel University Partner to Make Degree Completion More Accessible for Students

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

Both Bethel and StraighterLine understand the needs of today's busy adults. We look forward to making the journey to degree-completion more affordable and flexible, by helping students get all the credit they deserve.

StraighterLine, the fastest-growing provider of low-cost, online general education courses, has partnered with Bethel University, a private, four-year institution affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Located in McKenzie, Tennessee, the university also has satellite campuses throughout the state.

StraighterLine Founder and CEO Burck Smith said, “We’re pleased to partner with Bethel University, whose stated mission is to create opportunities for adult learners and make degree completion affordable and accessible. This is very much aligned with StraighterLine’s own goals.”

Through this partnership, StraighterLine and Bethel University provide busy adults with a learning experience that suits their lifestyle and fosters success. Whether students have no prior college experience — or are ready to finish a long-awaited degree — Bethel University will help make degree-completion more attainable.

“This is a truly exciting alliance,” said Kelly Sanders-Kelley, Vice President of Bethel’s College of Professional Studies. “Both Bethel and StraighterLine understand the needs of today’s busy adults. We look forward to making the journey to degree-completion more affordable and flexible, by helping students get all the credit they deserve.”

About Bethel University
One of the oldest private institutions in Tennessee, Bethel University is one of the fastest-growing universities in the South. In addition to being designated a “Military Friendly” school for 2016, Bethel was recently ranked 2nd in the nation in the list of Best Online Christian Liberal Arts Colleges, based on academic merit, acceptance and graduation rates, enrollment and retention. Last month, Bethel University was named the top accredited online school in Tennessee for the 2015-2016 school year by

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 –per-month course subscription with guaranteed credit pathways to accredited degree programs that save students up to 60% on the total cost of their degree. More than 10,000 students got started with StraighterLine last year. Having 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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