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Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Enters Into Alliance Agreement With the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)


SAN DIEGO, Jan 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of post-secondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, is pleased to announce that Ashford University has entered into an alliance agreement with the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

Through the agreement, SAIC's 45,000 plus employees will be eligible to receive cost savings through fee waivers and a prior learning credit evaluation toward an Ashford University degree program.

"SAIC is a Fortune 500 company with a 40 year history of providing its domestic and international clients with innovative applications of technology and expertise," said Dr. Jane McAuliffe, chief academic officer of Bridgepoint Education. "We are pleased that we can offer SAIC's employees the opportunity to further augment their skill sets through an education with Ashford University."

For more information on this agreement, please or call 888.214.9875.

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 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 or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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