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Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Forms Articulation Agreement With California's Yuba Community College District


SAN DIEGO, Feb 16, 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 Yuba Community College District (YCCD), headquartered out of Marysville, California.

Through the partnership, participating students will be able to transfer up to 90 of their credits earned at either of YCCD's campuses into one of Ashford's bachelor's degree programs.

"Ashford is delighted to be partnering with the Yuba Community College District and its two colleges," said David Vande Pol, senior director of academic partnerships for Ashford University. "We both share a vision of making higher education affordable and accessible. I look forward to welcoming Yuba's students into our Ashford University student body."

"YCCD is committed to providing our students with innovative programs that meet their educational needs with us, as well as beyond. This agreement with Ashford University will allow students to apply their hard-earned credits with us towards a bachelor's degree program in a variety of fields," said Dr. Beatriz Espinoza, vice chancellor, educational planning and services, for YCCD.

To date, Ashford University has 33 articulation agreements representing 123 colleges.

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.

 Contact: Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations 858.668.2580 - 

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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