Touro University Worldwide Partners with StraighterLine to Serve Adult Learners Online

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StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today that Touro University Worldwide (Touro.edu/) has joined their rapidly expanding network of partner colleges, which includes many of the leading faith based and adult-focused institutions of higher learning. Touro University Worldwide will now accept credits earned from StraighterLine’s entry-level online courses.

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“By partnering with StraighterLine, Touro demonstrates its commitment to affordability for working adults,” says Burck Smith, CEO and founder of StraighterLine.

StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today that Touro University Worldwide (Touro.edu/) has joined their rapidly expanding network of partner colleges, which includes many of the leading faith based and adult-focused institutions of higher learning. Touro University Worldwide will now accept credits earned from StraighterLine’s entry-level online courses.

Touro University Worldwide is an accredited online university offering bachelor degree programs in Business Administration & Management and Psychology, Master’s degree programs in Media & Communications Psychology, Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Master Of Business Administration, Marriage & Family Therapy, and a Doctorate in Human & Organizational Psychology.

Touro University Worldwide and StraighterLine make ideal partners because they are both focused on meeting the unique educational needs of adult students, especially flexible scheduling and affordable access to course materials wherever students may be located, in the US or around the world. This partnership offers working adults the opportunity to get a quality education online, conveniently, at a substantially lower cost than most traditional degree programs. Students can take general education courses through StraighterLine and save up to $15,000 on the cost of their college degree. With StraighterLine’s self-paced online courses, students can move through the material as quickly or slowly as they like.

StraighterLine helps all adult learners, regardless of major, educational experience, or economic status, get a quality education online, flexibly, conveniently and affordably. This year, over 20,000 students will choose from more than 50 courses and more than 100 ways to earn college credit in Business, Technology, Sciences, Humanities, English, Math, and Language. StraighterLine’s customized degree plans show students how they can get their dream degrees in today’s fastest growing, most desirable fields, including Business, Psychology, Education/Teaching, Healthcare, Nursing, Criminal Justice and Engineering.

According to Dr. Yoram Neumann, Chief Executive Officer of Touro University Worldwide, “Part of our mission at Touro University Worldwide is to serve the needs of adult learners through our online programs. We are pleased to work with StraighterLine to help students accomplish their educational goals and advance their careers.”

“By partnering with StraighterLine, Touro demonstrates its commitment to affordability for working adults,” says Burck Smith, CEO and founder of StraighterLine.

About Touro University Worldwide:
Touro University Worldwide is a non-profit organization established by philanthropic visionaries who are committed to developing a passionate, connected learning community that can help students achieve their individual academic goals. Students at Touro University Worldwide are committed to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and professional development. This philosophy is derived from the Judaic foundation on which the University was originally founded and a value system that welcomes all cultures and backgrounds.

About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro University Worldwide and New York Medical College are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/media/.

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. 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 http://www.straighterline.com or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).

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