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Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Forms Articulation Agreements With Wyoming's Western Wyoming Community College and Georgia's Chattahoochee Technical College


Mar 03, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- SAN DIEGO, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ 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 partnered, and signed articulation agreements, with Wyoming's Western Community College in Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Georgia'sChattahoochee Technical College.

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

"Ashford University is delighted to partner with these two fine institutions, Western Wyoming Community College and Chattahoochee Technical College. In addition to their commitment to student service and academic excellence, they share our vision that higher education should be accessible, especially to working adults," said David Vande Pol, senior director of academic partnerships for Ashford University. "These agreements allow us to bring Ashford's programs to two schools that are leaders in Wyoming and Georgia."

"WWCC is committed to providing its students with innovative programs that meet their educational needs with us, as well as beyond," said Dr. Ken Fitschen, vice president for student learning at WWCC. "This agreement with Ashford University will allow our students to apply their credits with us towards a bachelor's degree program of their choosing in a variety of fields and areas of service."

"CTC is committed to providing our students with an education that serves them in the workplace and provides a foundation for their future educational endeavors. This partnership with Ashford allows our students to take their education and careers to the next level," said Dr. Trina Boteler, vice president of academic affairs at CTC.

With the addition of these two schools, AU now has a total of 36 articulation agreements representing 126 college campuses.

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.

About Western Wyoming Community College

WWCC, which serves five of the counties in Wyoming, can best be described by its motto, "A commitment to quality and success." This commitment to quality is reflected both in its facilities and in its staff. The facility is one of the most unique in the Rocky Mountain Region - winning a number of national architectural awards. Students and faculty enjoy its open warm atmosphere which allows for maximum light and a variety of comfortable gathering places. The administration, faculty, and support staff are committed professionals whose number one priority is student success.

About Chattahoochee Technical College

CTC consists of three merged colleges and seven campuses representing the service areas of six counties: Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Paulding and Pickens. CTC is part of the Technical College System of Georgia whose vision and mission is "building a well educated, globally competitive workforce for Georgia." The main goal is to enhance and expand the level and quality of services and to grow with the region which is expected to rapidly expand over the next few years.

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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