News Release New Partner: Sacramento Ultrasound Institute SUI is partnering with StraighterLine to offer students 25 online courses to help them meet admission requirements. Case Study Grambling State University Helps Adult Learners Persist to Degree Completion Case study profiles how Grambling is meeting today's learners’ needs with flexible courses and support—no matter where they reside. Blog CAEL Features Dr. Amy Smith’s Insights & Research Analysis into Academic Rigor Article by Dr. Amy Smith, StraighterLine’s CLO, addresses: “How do we begin to define what makes a course rigorous for the modern adult learner?” Blog What Unique Challenges Do First-Generation Students Face in Higher Ed? When you understand the unique challenges these students face, you can provide intentional, purposeful, and innovative programs that are imperative to helping them persist to graduation. News Release New Partner: Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is now partnering with StraighterLine to offer an online pathway for its bachelor’s completion program. Blog Improve Student Success with a Student-First Approach StraighterLine’s student outcomes show our flexibility and support services enable students to outperform their non-StraighterLine peers in on-time performance, persistence, retention, and graduation rates. The foundation of this success is based in wraparound student support. Webinar Recorded Webinar: Operation Rescue: Re-engaging the Disengaged Student Why do students stop out of higher ed? In this webinar, experts from UPCEA and StraigherLine share their empirical research findings profiling the disengaged learner and what motivates them to re-engage. News Release StraighterLine Welcomes Seasoned Leader Heather Combs as CEO New CEO Heather Combs brings to the executive leadership team more than two decades of experience in scaling high-growth companies. Webinar Recorded Webinar: Expanding Access: How One Land Grant University is Solving one of Higher Ed's Most Vexing Challenges Leaders from Utah State University, APLU, AASCU, and StraighterLine discuss USU's Earned Admission program, what the results have been so far, and how thinking more expansively about access can help institutions solve some of their most vexing enrollment challenges. Blog Student Success & Academic Rigor: Redesigned English Comp Course StraighterLine's redesigned English Composition I course combines rigor and support to help students master writing skills, gain research experience, and understand the writing process. Case Study Utah State University Expands Access with Earned Admissions Case study profiles how USU is solving the challenge of student readiness while fulfilling the school's mission of being accessible to all. News Release Earned Admission: Expanding Access at Utah State University As part of its goal of being accessible to all, Utah State University partnered with StraighterLine to pilot a program that offered prospective students a chance to earn their admission through pre-coursework. Webinar Recorded Webinar: Leveraging Alternative Pathways to Meet Students Where They Are Higher ed leaders discuss strategic pathways to meet students where they are and address key pain points that hinder their enrollment and completion. Blog Rigor and College Credit: Why We Need a Better Understanding of Academic Rigor How do we define academic rigor? StraighterLine's Chief Learning Officer Dr. Amy reviewed the existing research and formulated a definition to serve as a baseline for faculty and students alike. News Release Helping Students Earn an Affordable Degree: A Year in Review at StraighterLine As 2021 comes to an end, it’s the perfect time to reflect on all that StraighterLine students and the team that support them have accomplished this year. Blog Prior Learning Assessment: Necessary Burden or Future-Proofing Strategy? This op-ed by Bob Hansen, CEO of UPCEA, and Burck Smith, founder and CEO of StraighterLine, makes the case that higher ed institutions can diversify student populations and better serve adult students by thinking strategically about PLA. News Release New Research Answers Question Every College Wants to Know: Why Do Students Leave and How Do We Get Them Back? UPCEA and StraighterLine conducted a critical empirical research study profiling the disengaged learner to better understand their situations and motivations in relation to higher education. The study focused on individuals who have college credits but are no longer attending college to identify why they stopped attending and what motivates them to re-engage. Blog Overview for Colleges, Student Advisors and Enrollment Counselors StraighterLine offers students an affordable and convenient pathway to college readiness and helps increase student persistence to graduation. News Release CSU Pueblo Launches Program to Guarantee Admission for Incoming Students New pathway to college offers low-cost, flexible online courses to expand college access for students who did not meet basic admissions requirements. News Release Online University Expands College Access to Adults Through Flexible Admissions Pathway Nonprofit Northcentral University accepts credits from StraighterLine’s affordable, competency-based courses to help students complete academic requirements for entry. News Release USU Announces New Admissions Policy to Significantly Expand College Access Utah’s public land-grant university introduces a new three-course Earned Admission pathway to guarantee entrance to high school graduates. News Release Compete Louisiana Doubles Down on Effort to Re-enroll Adults The University of Louisiana System rolls out new re-entry academy with flexible, online courses to reach students with some college but no degree. Case Study National Online University Increases College Readiness & Tuition Revenue Partnership with StraighterLine delivers new enrollments helping National Online University generate an incremental $7M in tuition revenue.