Ten Colleges Enter Articulation Agreements with Ashford University
Agreements help students transition into a four-year university
Ashford University, an educational institution owned by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), formed articulation agreements with ten community and regional colleges in the second quarter of 2012. The agreements allow for students of these two-year schools to transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree at Ashford University.
The colleges that established articulation agreements with Ashford University are Cypress College in California; Polk State College in Florida; Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana; Western Iowa Tech Community College in Iowa; North East Community College in Nebraska; Fayetteville Tech Community College in North Carolina; LDS College in Utah; and Austin Community College, Navarro College and Tarrant County Community College in Texas.
“These agreements are great for all students and schools involved,” said Mark Young, Ashford University’s director of academic partnerships. “It makes for an almost seamless transition to a four-year university.”
The articulation agreements between Ashford University and these community colleges show a commitment to increasing educational opportunities and facilitating progression for students transferring from a two-year college to a four-year institution.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its accredited institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). 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
Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. Ashford University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor’s degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.