StraighterLine and Olivet Nazarene University Partner to Aid in Serving the Educational Needs of Adult Learners

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

StraighterLine and Olivet are partnering to serve adult and non-traditional learners by offering a wide range of online courses and programs.

StraighterLine, the fastest-growing provider of affordable, high quality online general education courses, has partnered with Olivet Nazarene University, one of the nation’s top Christian universities — providing education with a Christian purpose since 1907. Olivet offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with several online degree options that begin regularly throughout the year. In addition to regular course offerings, Olivet specializes in programs designed to meet the needs of adult learners.

“This partnership with Olivet Nazarene University opens up additional credit pathways for college students,” said StraighterLine Founder and CEO Burck Smith. “Together, StraighterLine and Olivet are making a real difference in the lives of college students by offering a flexible, affordable way to earn their degree.”

StraighterLine and Olivet are partnering to serve adult and non-traditional learners by offering a wide range of online courses and programs.

“Olivet has long made it their mission to offer the very best programming to our students across growing areas of impact,” said Dr. Ryan Spittal, Vice President for Strategic Expansion. “One of these critical areas of growth is our adult learners and through this partnership, Olivet will be better able to serve this expanding student population through quality online education.”

The School of Graduate and Continuing Studies currently enrolls thousands of students, with more new students starting every day. Recently, Olivet launched ONU Global as a means to oversee this growing area of impact. The majority of ONU Global students are non-residential, non-traditional students.

ONU Global currently has a physical presence in three states including Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan and offers more than 30 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Programs may be completed on-ground, online, or a combination of both. ONU Global is approved for online programming in 46 states and offers 14 programs fully online — with plan to expand in the future through the partnership with StraighterLine.

About Olivet Nazarene University

Founded in 1907, Olivet Nazarene University has a long history of helping students succeed. With online programs and over 200 cohort locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies has provided education to thousands of adult learners throughout the Midwest. With regional accreditations from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Olivet’s programs offer high quality education that will help students achieve their personal and career goals.

Olivet is committed to student success and offers a comprehensive array of support services. As an added benefit for students who take StraighterLine courses for transfer to Olivet, the university offers a 20% discount and the $50 application fee will also be waived.

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 120 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet’s 250-acre park-like main campus is in Bourbonnais, Illinois, 50 miles south of Chicago. Additional sites are in Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Grand Rapids and Grand Ledge, Michigan; Hong Kong; and more than 100 School of Graduate and Continuing Studies learning locations throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. From Oxford to Tokyo, hundreds of Olivet students also experience the global classroom each year through study abroad opportunities, internships and worldwide mission trips.

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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