Friday, May 11, 2012

Straighterline And New England College Of Business And Finance (necb) Partner To Provide Students Seeking To Major In Business With Access To An Online Business Degree

BALTIMORE, MD - StraighterLine (www.straighterline[dot]com) announced today that New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) () in Boston, MA, has joined StraighterLine's network of partner colleges. Founded in 1909, New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) is a leading Boston institution offering Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's business degrees online. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

Through this partnership, students who successfully complete StraighterLine's affordable online college courses may transfer their courses for full credit when they enroll in one of New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) business degree programs, and they can use these transfer credits toward the completion of their Bachelor's business degree.

Students can take freshman and introductory-level classes through StraighterLine and save thousands of dollars earning their college degree. With StraighterLine, students pay only per month plus per course started and can move through the material as quickly or slowly as they like.

StraighterLine courses have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) and have met or exceeded the Distance Education and Training Council's standards for online course quality.

Currently, StraighterLine offers twenty-three entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with a lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with a 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 and two developmental courses, with more expected to be later this year.

StraighterLine partner colleges are regionally accredited institutions that award post-secondary credit to students upon transfer for successfully completing StraighterLine's online college courses. StraighterLine partner colleges and universities include the following institutions:

* American College of Dubai (www.centamed[dot]com)
* American InterContinental University (www.aiuniv.edu)
* Ashford University (www.ashford.edu)
* Assumption College (www.assumption.edu)
* Capella University (www.capella.edu)
* Charter Oak State College (www.charteroak.edu)
* Colorado State University-Global Campus (www.csuglobal[dot]org)
* DeVry University (www.devry.edu/)
* Excelsior College (www.excelsior.edu)
* Fort Hays State University (www.fhsu.edu)
* Granite State College (www.granite.edu)
* Jefferson Community and Technical College (www.jefferson.kctcs.edu)
* Kaplan University (www.kaplanuniversity.edu)
* Florida Gateway College (www.fgc.edu)
* La Salle University's College of Professional and Continuing Studies (www.lasalle.edu/cpcs)
* Nazarene Bible College (www.nbc.edu)
* New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) ()
* Potomac College (www.potomac.edu)
* The University of Akron (www.uakron.edu)
* Thomas Edison State College (www.tesc.edu)
* Thompson Rivers University (www.truopen.ca)
* Western Governors University (www.wgu.edu)
* WGU Indiana (www.indiana.wgu.edu)

"NECB and StraighterLine are committed to reducing the cost of college and improving the likelihood of degree completion. By successfully completing one or more StraighterLine courses, a student is more likely to successfully finish what they started" says Burck Smith, StraighterLine's CEO and founder.

"New England College of Business and Finance is a recognized leader in online education. Since 2002, we have been delivering expert content and instruction to working adults via a proven online model that boasts an impressive 95% plus student satisfaction rating. We are excited to partner with StraighterLine to provide students the opportunity to transfer credits toward the completion of their Bachelor's business degree. To support their degree attainment efforts, we will also provide these students with a partner tuition discount says, Emily W Knight of NECB"

About New England College of Business and Finance (NECB)

Founded in 1909, New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) is a leading Boston institution offering quality education and online degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NECB empowers students with skills and expert knowledge taught by seasoned business leaders and research faculty, using state-of-the-art online courses. Serving students across the United States, NECB is an online business school accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

About StraighterLine

StraighterLine is a leader in providing affordable online college courses. StraighterLine's programs are a great way to tackle the escalating cost of four-year college tuition and avoid a mountain of student debt.

StraighterLine offers two innovative programs for getting started on a college degree: college courses for only a month plus per course (one-time fee) and the "Freshman Year for 9" program. Both programs are designed to help college students and their families address rampant rising tuition costs of college education. Students can take freshman-level college courses and realize savings of more than 90% versus the first-year tuition at many colleges. Students with the time and ability to complete course materials in a shorter time can realize even greater savings. In addition, now High School students can take StraighterLine courses as an AP Test Prep alternative or as dual credit program. StraighterLine has received approval for the following online college courses to be listed as AP courses: Economics I: Macroeconomics, Economics II: Microeconomics, English Composition, and General Calculus I. All programs include up to 10 hours of one-on-one instructional support.

Students who successfully complete StraighterLine online college courses receive credit when they enroll with any school in our rapidly expanding network of regionally accredited partner colleges and universities. In addition, the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT - www.acenet.edu/acecredit/) has also evaluated and recommended college credit for StraighterLine courses. ACE CREDIT helps students gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in settings outside traditional higher education

StraighterLine also offers a tuition assistance program as a benefit for companies to provide to employees interested in earning their college degree.

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