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Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Forms Articulation Agreements With Two Wyoming Colleges


SAN DIEGO, April 9, 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 two new articulation agreements with colleges in Wyoming. The agreements will partner Ashford with both Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in Laramie, WY and Casper College in Casper, WY.

With these partnerships in place, participating students will be able to transfer up to 90 of their credits earned at either LCCC or Casper College into one of Ashford's online or campus bachelor's degree programs.

"We are pleased to team up with Laramie County Community College," said David Vande Pol, senior director of academic partnerships for Ashford University. "LCCC was recently named the number one tech-savvy community college in the nation for mid-size community colleges and continues to provide innovative opportunities for their students."

Casper College offers more than 50 associate degree programs and 30 one-year certificate programs in eight academic divisions.

"Casper College has a history of contributing to economic development by providing customized training, licensure and certification for workers in a variety of energy and industrial fields," Vande Pol said. "Ashford's acceptance of industry-specific course work will enable these students to get a jump start on their bachelor's degree and potential promotions at work."

"Our partnership with Ashford University gives our students another option for continued success," said Joe Simon, university partnerships coordinator for Casper College. "Being in Wyoming, it is important for us to give our students opportunities like this to obtain the education they need to achieve the careers that they want."

To date, Ashford University has 40 articulation agreements representing 137 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 Casper College

Casper College is a publicly supported educational institution serving approximately 4,000 full- and part-time students. Founded in 1945, the college currently employs more than 350 full-time employees and nearly 150 part-time employees. More than ten national accreditations underscore the quality of educational programs at Casper College. For 60 years, Casper College has prepared students for satisfying, secure and high-paying careers. For more information, visit or call 800.442.2963.

About Laramie County Community College

Established in 1968, Laramie County Community College is a full-service, comprehensive community college with campuses in Cheyenne and Laramie and outreach centers at F.E. Warren Air Force Base and in Pine Bluffs. A wide range of academic, career/technical and community education programs is provided. For more information, visit or call 800.522.2993.

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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