StraighterLine and Jack in the Box Inc. Help Employees Complete College with more Flexible College Options

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StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today that Jack in the Box Inc., which operates and franchises one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, is adding StraighterLine’s extremely flexible self-paced online college courses as an option for their employees.

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Like Jack in the Box, StraigtherLine is committed to providing affordable educational and career advancement opportunities to working adults.

StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today that Jack in the Box Inc., which operates and franchises one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, is adding StraighterLine’s extremely flexible self-paced online college courses as an option for their employees. The incorporation of StraighterLine’s courses allows Jack in the Box® employees to earn a degree on their own time while balancing workplace and lifestyle commitments and responsibilities. StraighterLine even allows students to earn credit for their life experiences through a prior learning assessment program.

Jack in the Box will benefit by providing additional educational options for their employees, which could lead to career advancement opportunities. And because StraighterLine’s affordable online college courses allow students to save up to 90% on their first year of college compared to alternative college courses, Jack in the Box employees are given the opportunity to spend less to earn their degrees. Course credits transfer to StraighterLine’s partner colleges and universities or through the ACE Credit service.

Currently, StraighterLine offers thirty eight entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, each with a lab option, Medical Terminology, Psychology, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology, Western Civilization I, Personal Finance, Pharmacology I, Pharmacology II, United States History I, Physics I with lab option and two developmental courses.

“Like Jack in the Box, StraigtherLine is committed to providing affordable educational and career advancement opportunities to working adults” says Burck Smith, CEO and founder of StraighterLine.

About Jack in the Box:
Jack in the Box Inc. is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box restaurants. With more than 2,200 restaurants in 20 states, Jack in the Box is among the leading quick-service restaurant chains in the US. Additionally, through a wholly owned subsidiary, the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill®, a leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 600 restaurants in 42 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Jack in the Box and Qdoba, including franchising opportunities, visit jackinthebox.com or qdoba.com.

About StraighterLine
StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.”

In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine.

StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 200 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.

Currently, StraighterLine offers 38 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business.

For information, visit StraighterLine.com or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).

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