ACE Launches First Bachelor's Program

News | March 21, 2017

American College Of Education teams up with StraighterLine to offer bachelor's degree completion program.

American College of Education has partnered with StraighterLine, the fastest-growing provider of affordable and convenient online college courses, to offer students a more flexible and affordable pathway to earn a bachelor’s degree online. 

This partnership with StraighterLine marks the inaugural bachelor’s level program for American College of Education with the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, a bachelor’s degree completion program for students who already have an associate degree or at least 60 hours of credits from a regionally accredited institution.

Of the new partnership, StraighterLine founder and CEO Burck Smith says, “As an innovative leader in providing online graduate programs and professional development for educators, American College of Education aligns well with StraighterLine’s mission of saving students money and guaranteeing credit transfer into high-quality degree programs. By partnering with StraighterLine, American College of Education is helping students achieve their personal, academic and career goals.”

“We’re very excited to expand our offerings to the bachelor’s level,” said Dr. Shawntel Landry, Provost and Interim President of American College of Education, “and StraighterLine is a great natural fit as our partner because we share a common mission in making education affordable and accessible while still ensuring quality for our students.” 

All StraighterLine credit-bearing courses are approved by ACE (American Council on Education) Credit, and the Department of Education selected StraighterLine as an EQUIP partner–a strong reflection of their evaluation of StraighterLine curriculum.

Students can now use the course-to-course equivalency guide between American College of Education and StraighterLine to determine exactly which StraighterLine courses are guaranteed to transfer into the American College of Education Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program. Additional programs will also be available through this partnership in the coming months.

About StraighterLine
StraighterLine is an innovative higher education model that provides high quality online general education courses that colleges recognize for credit. StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses are offered to students for a $99-a-month subscription.
StraighterLine is among a select few online course providers to be invited to participate in the Department of Education’s EQUIP (Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships) Program, which allows students to access federal financial aid for the chosen programs.

StraighterLine has developed a network of over 100 leading adult-serving colleges and universities that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine courses. Having 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. Visit for more information.
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