Bridgepoint Education Inc. (NYSE: BPI) is a higher education company built upon innovation and a passion for learning. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Thuze, Constellation and Waypoint Outcomes, BPI has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Both universities provide progressive online platforms and have traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colo. (University of the Rockies). BPI’s corporate headquarters are based in San Diego, Calif.
As of December 31, 2012, total student enrollment (ground/campus and online, for both Ashford University and University of the Rockies) was 81,810. As of Dec. 31, 2012, total ground/campus student enrollment for both AU and UoR was 1,019.
BPI launched in January 2004 and stands firm on the principle that education improves lives. BPI started with a small staff and is now a team of more than 9,000 employees residing in California, Arizona, Iowa, Colorado, and Pennsylvania.
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 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. 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. Its corporate headquarters are in San Diego, Calif. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation.
UNIVERSITY OF THE ROCKIES – University of the Rockies is an advanced graduate institution for tomorrow’s thought leaders. The University provides an intimate and dynamic learning environment, offering highly specialized master’s and doctoral degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences, access to industry experts, campus clinical programs for practical experience, and research and publishing opportunities. UoR is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org). Small by design, UoR classes are presented in a progressive online format and at its Colorado Springs, Colo., campus.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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 16 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 Continental University. Mr. Clark earned his M.B.A. from University of Phoenix and a B.S. from Pacific Lutheran University.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Andrew Clark, CEO and President
Ryan Craig, Founding Partner, University Ventures
Robert Hartman, former Chairman and CEO, Universal Technical Institute
Adarsh Sarma, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
Dale Crandall, President, Piedmont Corporate Advisors, Inc.
Patrick Hackett, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
Dr. Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor, UC San Diego
Andrew Miller, CEO, Polycom, Inc.
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.
BPI is dedicated to supporting youth, education and the military in our community. BPI sponsors a Teacher Scholarship Program and Teacher Appreciation Night, as well as the Salute to Teachers program that recognizes our country’s finest educators. The company has also given back to the community through donations to organizations such as Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Freedom Station and Junior Achievement.