Distance Learning

Alderson Broaddus U Turns to Private Partner to Provide Online Degree Completion Options

Alderson Broaddus University (ABU) has teamed with a private partner to provide online courses in an attempt to help students complete their degree at a lower cost.

The university has partnered with StraighterLine, a provider of low-cost online general education courses.

"StraighterLine offers online programs that fit the needs of our students,"said Joan Propst, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, in a prepared statement. "Many courses are good matches with courses we are offering in our classrooms and will complement our curriculum. Cost, quality and accessibility make it a great choice for Alderson Broaddus University students."

"We are proud to work with innovative institutions such as Alderson Broaddus University, who strives to deliver high quality education, foster student success and open up alternative credit pathways for adult learners," said Burck Smith, founder and CEO at StraighterLine, in a news release. "By partnering with StraighterLine, ABU is putting the student first."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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