Washington, DC, June 19, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- StraighterLine (www.straighterline.com), a new online education solution that provides students a high quality, better supported, and lower cost way to obtain college credits through regionally accredited colleges and universities, has announced its initial accredited institutions that provide college credit for students who successfully complete its courses. StraighterLine selected these partners for their rigorous and high quality degree programs as well as for their commitment to individual learners and their needs.
The partner colleges are:
· Fort Hays State University (www.fhsu.edu), a liberal arts, state-assisted institution in western Kansas with an enrollment of more than 9,000 students.
· Jones International University (jonesinternational.edu), which received the first accreditation in the United States of a completely virtual institution. It offers graduate and undergraduate degree specializations and associated professional certificate programs in the fields of business administration, education and business communication.
· Potomac College (www.potomac.edu), an institution with locations in Washington, D.C. and Herndon, Va. that offers programs leading to the Associate of Science and the Bachelor of Science degrees that are in high demand fields.
Students who take a StraighterLine course will select one of the partner colleges to award credit for the course. They can continue their major studies and pursue their degree through this college, or they can transfer those credits to non-partner colleges that recognize StraighterLine’s partner’s courses as equivalent programs.
Currently StraighterLine offers four entry-level curriculum courses where credit can be transferred: College Algebra, English Composition, Economics 101 and Accounting 101. More courses are planned in the future.
Additional information on the StraighterLine program can be found at www.straighterline.com.
“We are excited to partner with these colleges and universities,” said Ryan Busch, director of StraighterLine. “Their reputations and dedication to high quality instruction of students make us confident not only will our students meet their standards when they successfully complete our courses, but also that they will have a smooth transition in working with these institutions to finish their degrees.”
StraighterLine provides students with a new online option for obtaining required college credits from accredited colleges and universities. StraighterLine’s affordable courses are the first to include up to 24/7 live, on-demand instruction. StraighterLine offers entry-level college courses including College Algebra, English Composition, Economics 101 and Accounting 101, with many more under development. StraighterLine students may choose to receive credit from StraighterLine’s regionally accredited partner colleges. Student-earned credits may also be transferable to non-partner colleges that recognize StraighterLine’s partner’s courses as equivalent programs. There are no set due dates for StraighterLine courses. Students may start and stop at any point with up to six months of access. For more information, visit www.straighterline.com or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).
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