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


SAN DIEGO, April 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 formed a new articulation agreement with the Seattle Community College District (SCCD) based in Seattle, WA. SCCD is the largest two-year system in the state of Washington, with three comprehensive colleges, a vocational institute, and four specialized training centers located throughout the city.

The partnership with Ashford will allow participating students to transfer up to 90 of their credits earned at Seattle Community College campuses into one of Ashford's online or campus bachelor's programs.

"This partnership enables students who complete courses at one of the Seattle Community College District campuses to embark upon one of Ashford's four year undergraduate programs while putting their hard-earned credits from SCCD to use," said David Vande Pol, senior director of academic partnerships for Ashford University. "Ashford is excited to work with an institution that has such a strong outreach to the entire Seattle area."

To date, Ashford University has 41 articulation agreements representing 141 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 Seattle Community College District

The Seattle Community Colleges serve all of metropolitan Seattle and its surrounding communities and comprise the largest community college district in the state of Washington, educating 55,000 students each year. The first classes were held in 1966. Currently, students can choose from more than 1,900 courses and 135 academic and workforce education programs. To find out more about the Seattle Community Colleges, visit or call 206.587.4100.

 Contact: Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations 858.668.2580 - 

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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