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Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Forms Articulation Agreement With California's College of Alameda


SAN DIEGO, Feb 17, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 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 signed an articulation agreement with the College of Alameda, located in Alameda, California. Part of the Peralta Community College District, it has served the region as a comprehensive two-year college for more than 38 years.

Through the agreement, participating students will be able to transfer up to 90 of their credits earned at the College of Alameda into one of Ashford's online or campus bachelor's degree programs.

"Ashford is excited to be partnering with the College of Alameda and its students," said David Vande Pol, senior director of academic partnerships for Ashford University. "The school has served the academic needs of tens of thousands of Bay Area residents, and many members of the military, with excellent program offerings. Now its students can take their educations to the next level, while utilizing the hard work they did at Alameda."

To date, Ashford University has 34 articulation agreements representing 124 colleges.

About the College of Alameda

Located in Alameda, CA, the College of Alameda is one of the four colleges within the Peralta Community College District. It has served as a comprehensive two-year college for more than 38 years, providing exceptional programs, courses and services to Bay Area residents including many military students. For more information, please visit

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.

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.

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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