Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of post-secondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, announced today that Ashford University has entered an articulation agreement with Allan Hancock College. Through the partnership, Allan Hancock College students will now be able to transfer up to 99 credits into one of Ashford's online bachelor's degree programs.
"This agreement will provide students at Allan Hancock College with the next-step in their academic careers," said David Vande Pol, senior director of academic partnerships for Bridgepoint's Ashford University. "Ashford's mission is to provide the highest-quality degree programs in a way that is accessible. This partnership enables these students to embark upon a four-year undergraduate program of their choosing, while maximizing the credits they earned at Allan Hancock."
Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in Santa Maria in northern Santa Barbara County. Approximately 11,000 credit students and more than 5,500 noncredit and community service students enroll each semester.
"Our goal at Allan Hancock is to tailor our programs to meet the ever-changing needs of our students on an individual, community, and global level," said Dave DeGroot, the articulation officer at Allan Hancock College. "The programs at Ashford University not only have a high career translatability, but allow our students the option to pursue a four year degree program of their choice," he added.
To date, Ashford University has 31 articulation agreements representing 119 colleges.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the disciplines of 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, director 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. 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, director of Public Relations, at 858/513-9240 x2513.
About Allan Hancock College
Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in Santa Maria in northern Santa Barbara County. Approximately 11,000 credit students and more than 5,500 noncredit and community service students enroll each semester in the college's four campuses. The school's mission is to recognize that individual, community, and global needs are diverse and changing and to meet those needs by offering a variety of programs in the following areas: transfer education, vocational education, general education, basic skills education, support services, community education and economic development. For more information call 805/922-6966 x3248 or visit http://hancockcollege.edu.
SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
SOURCE: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.