StraighterLine and Union College announce partnership to provide affordable and flexible degree completion options for college students

Published on
June 28, 2016

Union College StraighterLine, the fastest-growing provider of affordable, high quality online general education courses, has partnered with Union College, a Kentucky-based institution with a passion for serving its students and the Appalachian region it calls home. In addition to face-to-face and hybrid programs, Union College is pleased to offer students options in online degree coursework on several academic levels. All of Union’s online programs are affordable, convenient for all students, and feature Union's personal connection.

“Union College is committed to providing convenience and affordability to students,” said StraighterLine Founder and CEO Burck Smith. “By partnering with StraighterLine, Union is furthering this mission with a self-paced, low cost option for earning college credit.”

“Union College supports innovative opportunities within our region that make a college education afordable and accessible; this partnership does that,” says Dr. David Johns, Vice-President for Academic Affairs. “Students will benefit from this partnership by enrolling in online college courses through Straighterline that easily transfer to one of Union’s many degree programs.”

Union’s online degree programs provide an opportunity for students to return to college and earn their degree with convenient class schedules and dynamic, career-oriented degree programs.

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About Union College
Since its origin in 1879, Union College has ignited students from throughout Appalachia, and all over the country, with a collegiate experience to ensure lifelong success. Union is grounded by four pillars that define its focus as an academic institution: service to each other and their communities; their Appalachian culture and heritage; their core affiliation with Methodism and the liberal arts academic experience. The four pillars highlight Union’s strengths, values, mission and identity. 

Union serves each of its students with a sincere commitment to strengthen those pillars, to spark passion and inspire lifelong learning in all they do. More than 70 percent of Union students call Kentucky home, many of whom are first generation college students. That special connection to the families the college serves, and whose lives they help change, are valued by every staff and faculty member on campus.

About StraighterLine

StraighterLine solves the #1 issue facing students today – the skyrocketing cost of college – with low-cost online courses that prepare students for success. StraighterLine combines a $99 a month course subscription with guaranteed credit pathways to accredited degree programs to save students up to 60% on the total cost of their degree. More than 10,000 students got started with StraighterLine last year. StraighterLine takes the worry out of credit transfer with a College Savings Network of nearly 100 accredited colleges that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine courses. Having also 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.