Azusa Pacific Online University Partners with StraighterLine to Offer Learners Online Academic Programs

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StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today that Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) (apou.net) has joined their growing network of partner colleges and universities. Azusa Pacific Online University’s commitment to academic excellence, accessibility to higher education, and student success creates an ideal partnership with StraighterLine.

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Student debt and the price of college have become a national crisis. Together, Azusa Pacific Online University and StraighterLine give adult learners a low-cost, low financial risk pathway to start a degree says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine.

StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today that Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) (apou.net) has joined their growing network of partner colleges and universities. Azusa Pacific Online University’s commitment to academic excellence, accessibility to higher education, and student success creates an ideal partnership with StraighterLine.

Azusa Pacific Online University welcomes learners everywhere to experience an online, Christ-centered learning environment. This university mission fits perfectly with StraighterLine’s goal to bring higher education to all students through the innovation of online learning. APOU is pleased to accept credit for StraighterLine courses toward the university’s academic degree programs.

“This exciting opportunity to partner with StraighterLine is both strategic and critical for Azusa Pacific Online University's future and success, and demonstrates our commitment to affordable and accessible education to learners everywhere,” says John Reynolds, Ph.D., chancellor and chief executive officer at Azusa Pacific Online University.

Studying from a Christian worldview, APOU students are transformed through their educational experience. The university equips learners with the professional skills and knowledge to make a difference in the world.

Continuing in the world of online learning, StraighterLine students will transition smoothly into APOU’s degree programs. All aspects of APOU’s programs are online, including classes, program management, career advice, and other support services. With six different start dates throughout the calendar year, APOU offers students the ability to create a schedule and pace that fits their stage of life. Students participate in an asynchronous learning environment, meaning they take classes where and when they need them.

APOU is committed to student success. Each learner is paired with a life/student success coach to help guide their college experience and offer encouragement for their educational journey. The university supports students in multiple ways from accessible professors to career services.

“Student debt and the price of college have become a national crisis. Together, Azusa Pacific Online University and StraighterLine give adult learners a low-cost, low financial risk pathway to start a degree,” says Burck Smith, CEO and founder of StraighterLine.

About Azusa Pacific Online University
Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) offers learners everywhere quality, online academic certificate and degree programs that are affordable and accessible. Built upon a broad foundation of liberal arts and a Christian worldview, APOU strives to educate the whole person, giving meaning and purpose to the skills and knowledge they gain through their studies—preparing them to make a difference in the world. Visit APOU’s website at http://www.apou.net to learn more about the university’s academic programs.

About StraighterLine
StraighterLine’s mission is to help students reach their full potential by putting them on a straighter line towards the degree of their choice, the career of their dreams, and the life they've always wanted – on their budget and on their schedule. StraighterLine has been recognized as an innovator in higher education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It has forged partnerships with more than 50 leading accredited online colleges and universities, where students ultimately earn their degrees after taking StraighterLine courses, lowering their cost of college and reducing their student debt.

StraighterLine’s online courses have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs. In addition to StraighterLine’s partner schools, more than 400 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.

For information, visit StraighterLine.com or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).

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