StraighterLine and Alderson Broaddus University Partner to Provide Flexible, Low-risk Pathways to a College Degree

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StraighterLine and Alderson Broaddus University announce partnership to offer more options for college students

StraighterLine offers online programs that fit the needs of our students . . . Cost, quality, and accessibility make it a great choice for Alderson Broaddus University students.

StraighterLine, the fastest-growing provider of low-cost, online general education courses, has partnered with Alderson Broaddus University (ABU) to provide students with an affordable pathway to their degree. The mission of ABU is to provide its students with the highest quality education, striving to prepare students to succeed in their chosen disciplines and to fulfill their roles in a diverse society as well-rounded and responsible citizens.

Of this partnership, StraighterLine Founder and CEO Burck Smith said, “We are proud to work with innovative institutions such as Alderson Broaddus University, who strives to deliver high quality education, foster student success, and open up alternative credit pathways for adult learners. By partnering with StraighterLine, ABU is putting the student first.”

Joan Propst (EdD, RN), Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, says, "StraighterLine offers online programs that fit the needs of our students. Many courses are good matches with courses we are offering in our classrooms and will complement our curriculum. Cost, quality, and accessibility make it a great choice for Alderson Broaddus University students."

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Alderson Broaddus University has been named one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South by the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, as well as ranked 40th overall best online Bachelor of Science in nursing program in the nation by ABU was the only non-profit school ranked in the state of West Virginia.

About Alderson Broaddus University
For more than 144 years, Alderson Broaddus University has been providing a quality education for its students. Overlooking the picturesque Tygart River Valley in Philippi, West Virginia, ABU students learn and grow in a faith-based learning community. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts, ABU is a health-related and professional educational institution. The University is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA, and the West Virginia Baptist Convention.

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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