A More Affordable and Flexible Model
The University of Western States Doctor of Chiropractic program provides training for students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become a primary care chiropractic physician that delivers patient-centered care. The DC degree program is a rigorous four-year, first-professional doctorate program. By starting with StraighterLine, students can accelerate their time to degree completion.
With StraighterLine, future DC students at UWS can complete prerequisite undergraduate coursework 100 percent online.
StraighterLine was founded in 2009, by Burck Smith as a solution to the rising costs of college education. Burck set out to discover why prices for online courses were the same or higher than those of on-campus courses. Using relationships with colleges, publishers and policymakers that were forged in his 15 years of online higher education experience, Burck created StraighterLine, a way for students to get low-priced – but equal quality – college credit. StraighterLine students have transferred over 26,000 StraighterLine credits to America’s colleges. In addition to StraighterLine’s over 70 Partner Colleges, over 400 additional colleges have accepted credit for StraighterLine courses. StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability of coursework and examination results to their courses and degree programs.