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Bridgepoint Education Inc. (NYSE: BPI) is a higher education company built upon innovation and a passion for learning. By harnessing creativity, BPI has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions and progressive online platforms that advance learning.. BPI’s corporate headquarters are based in San Diego, Calif.

As of October 23, 2018, total student enrollment (ground/campus and online for Ashford University was 39,649.

BPI launched in January 2004 and stands firm on the principle that education improves lives. BPI started with a small staff and now has employees residing in California, Arizona, Iowa, and Colorado.

The mission of Bridgepoint Education is to provide high quality, innovative education services to enrich the lives and communities the company serves.  


ASHFORD UNIVERSITY – Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by offering 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. The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online. Ashford is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Its corporate headquarters are in San Diego, Calif. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation.


Andrew Clark joined BPI in November 2003. Prior to becoming CEO of BPI, Mr. Clark worked and consulted with several private equity firms examining the post-secondary sector. Mr. Clark has more than 20 years of experience in higher education management, beginning his career with University of Phoenix in 1995, and then serving as Chief Operating Officer of American InterContinental University. Mr. Clark earned his M.B.A. from University of Phoenix and a B.S. from Pacific Lutheran University.


Andrew Clark, CEO and President                                                                                  

Ryan Craig, Founding Partner, University Ventures

Robert Hartman, former Chairman and CEO, Universal Technical Institute       

Dale Crandall, President, Piedmont Corporate Advisors, Inc.                  

Patrick Hackett, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus

Victor Nichols, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Vicor Corporation 


BPI has built its corporate culture around its core values of ethics, integrity, service and accountability. Ethics is a central part of employee training and is reinforced on a daily basis. Integrity in the way we treat both internal and external constituents is paramount to BPI’s success. Service at the highest level is expected and recognized. Accountability to coworkers and students has allowed BPI to cultivate a high-quality management team. BPI offers employees an environment to advance their careers at BPI while working with others to advance education and change lives.   


Bridgepoint Education is committed to improving the communities we serve. As an organization, we strive to embody this commitment with numerous sponsorships, partnerships and community service events throughout the year. At Bridgepoint, we encourage our employees to take a look around their own communities and get involved with service organizations that interest them.



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