StraighterLine and Central Penn College Announce Partnership to Offer Students an Affordable and Flexible Option for Completing Their Degree

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StraighterLine Partners with Central Penn College to Make Degree Completion More Accessible for Students

Our partnership with StraighterLine will provide students with an affordable option to complete general education requirements not currently offered at the college, and stay on track in their programs of study.

StraighterLine, the fastest-growing provider of affordable, high quality online general education courses, has partnered with Central Penn College, a career-oriented, baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate, residential college in Summerdale, a suburb of Harrisburg, with an offsite location in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Central Penn prepares graduates for career success by providing an affordable, hands-on, real world education. Flexible course schedules, experienced and caring faculty, and small class sizes demonstrate a dedication to students' personal and professional success.

Of the partnership, StraighterLine founder and CEO Burck Smith says, “Central Penn College has a proven history of offering students a flexible and affordable pathway to their college degree. We’re excited to be partnering with an institution whose mission is aligned with our own.”

Dr. Karen M. Scolforo, president of Central Penn College, echoes this: "At Central Penn College, it is common practice to seek out opportunities on behalf of our students. Our partnership with StraighterLine will provide students with an affordable option to complete general education requirements not currently offered at the college, and stay on track in their programs of study."

Central Penn College offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in a variety of fields. Flexible academic offerings include a mix of day and evening classes, along with on-site, hybrid, and online delivery options.

About Central Penn College

Central Penn can trace its rich history of preparing its graduates for career success back to 1881. The college offers classes both at their Summerdale Campus and Lancaster Center, and online using cutting edge video technology. The college’s caring faculty and staff use an innovative, holistic approach to education including real-world experiences, a culture of research and scholarship, and a commitment to supporting students both before and after graduation with individualized career assistance.

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 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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