Ashford University, an educational institution owned by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), formed articulation agreements with eight community and regional colleges in the third quarter of 2011. The agreements allow for students of these two-year schools to transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree at Ashford University.
Among the colleges that established articulation agreements with Ashford University are Chaffey College, Santa Monica College and Palo Verde College in California; Hawkeye Community College and Iowa Central Community College in Iowa; Coconino Community College in Arizona; Mountwest Technical and Community College in West Virginia; and Highline Community College in Washington.
“These agreements are great for all schools and students involved,” said Mark Young, Ashford’s director of academic scholarships. “It makes for an almost seamless transition to a four-year university.”
The academic partnerships between Ashford University and these community colleges show a commitment to increasing educational opportunities and enabling a direct progression for students transferring from a two-year college to a four-year institution.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education’s postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education’s regionally accredited academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
About Ashford University
Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.