StraighterLine and Indiana Wesleyan University Announce Partnership

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This new relationship will provide affordable and flexible degree completion options for online and adult students.

StraighterLine and IWU both exist to bring the education that adults thought to be unreachable, again within reach, so this is a very natural partnership.

StraighterLine today announced a partnership with Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) to make degree attainment more accessible for students. StraighterLine is an innovative, low-cost online college course provider, while IWU is the largest member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the largest private college in Indiana based on enrollment. IWU offers a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including more than 90 fully online degree options that begin regularly throughout the year. For students who prefer a face-to-face learning experience, IWU has 17 convenient locations throughout Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. With its accelerated, one course at-a-time model, IWU specializes in designing programs to meet the educational needs of the working adult.

“Through this partnership, IWU is providing more flexibility and additional credit pathways for its students,” said StraighterLine Founder and CEO Burck Smith. “Together, StraighterLine and IWU are helping to make students’ personal and professional goals a reality by giving them more convenient options for obtaining their degree.”

By partnering with StraighterLine, IWU is continuing its tradition of increasing accessibility through innovation.

“Partnering with StraighterLine is just another option IWU offers to reduce the time and cost involved in making students’ dreams of obtaining a degree a reality,” commented IWU Vice President, R. David Rose. StraighterLine and IWU both exist to bring the education that adults thought to be unreachable, again within reach, so this is a very natural partnership.”

About Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan has received national attention for its innovative adult education programs, which were first offered in 1985, before terms like "adult education" and "online education" were widely known. Through this program, IWU intentionally bridged the gap between quality college education and busy working adults, who were juggling family, work, and community responsibilities. IWU understood that adults could not quit those responsibilities to attend college on a residential campus, so IWU tailored degree programs to fit the hectic adult lifestyle. More than 20 years later, tens of thousands of working adults have graduated from IWU and achieved their dream of earning a degree.

About StraighterLine
StraighterLine is an innovative higher education model that provides high quality online general education courses that colleges recognize for credit. StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses are offered to students for a $99-a-month subscription.

StraighterLine is among a select few online course providers to be invited to participate in the Department of Education’s EQUIP (Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships) Program, which allows students to access federal financial aid for the chosen programs.

StraighterLine has developed a network of over 100 leading adult-serving colleges and universities that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine courses. 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. StraighterLine currently serves 20,000 individual students a year. Visit for more information.

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