StraighterLine was founded in 2009 to provide a high-quality, low-cost alternative to the rising cost of college and to help save students a significant amount of money on the total cost of their degree. To date, nearly 60,000 students have enrolled in StraighterLine courses before earning their degrees and advancing their careers.
Recognized by Fast Company as one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education,” the New York Times, Inside Higher Ed and more, StraighterLine's innovative courses and relationships with colleges makes higher education more affordable. StraighterLine offers more than 60 high quality, online, general education courses that ACE Credit has recommended for earning college credit and that accredited colleges recognize. In addition to our partnership with Brookhaven, StraighterLine has partnerships with more than 130 colleges and universities that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine credits.
StraighterLine is backed by leading venture capital firms like FirstMark Capital -- a New YorkCity-based venture capital firm with a history of successful investments in online, consumer-focused and education businesses -- Chrysalis Ventures, and three of the best known education-focused investors City Light Capital, ReThink Education and New Market Ventures.
Through our participation in the U.S. Department of Education’s EQUIP program, we are making it possible for students to maximize their financial aid dollars by using our low-cost courses for over 50% of an associate degree earned in partnership with Brookhaven College.