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Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Forms Articulation Agreement With Nashville State Community College


SAN DIEGO, March 12, 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 Nashville State Community College (NSCC), based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Through the partnership, participating students will be able to transfer up to 90 of their credits earned at Nashville State's campus into one of Ashford's online and campus bachelor's degree programs.

"Ashford is delighted to be partnering with the Nashville State Community College and the great state of Tennessee," said David Vande Pol, senior director of academic partnerships for Ashford University. "Both schools share a vision of making higher education affordable and accessible. Nashville State Community College has a long and distinguished history of educating Nashville's workforce and Ashford is proud to help assist in that tradition. We look forward to welcoming NSCC students into our Ashford University student body."

"Nashville State Community College looks forward to partnering with Ashford University in order to give our graduates more options for earning a baccalaureate degree," said Dr. Ellen Weed, vice president of NSCC. "Nashville State offers many associate of applied science degrees, and the Ashford agreement allows them to transfer their career/technical courses as well as their general education. These students will be grateful to have this additional choice."

To date, Ashford University has 38 articulation agreements representing 134 colleges.

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.

About Nashville State Community College

Since it opened in 1970, Nashville State Community College has been a vital part of the Nashville community. With more than 80 programs of study and affordable tuition, Nashville State Community College offers high quality education to prepare its 9,300 students to enter the workforce or to move on to a four-year school. For more information on Nashville State Community College, please visit

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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