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Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Introduces a New Bachelor of Arts Degree in English


SAN DIEGO, March 5, 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 launched a new Bachelor of Arts degree in English. It is available online and is a natural extension of Ashford's many liberal arts programs. The program focuses on literature and the English language and its practical usage and application in modern society.

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English may choose to pursue careers in business, research, education, finance, theatre and entertainment, communications, health care and many other fields.

"The College of Arts and Sciences is very pleased to add the Bachelor's Degree in English to its repertoire of liberal arts degree programs. English majors are increasingly in demand as the emphasis on communication and writing skills increase," said Dr. James Jeremiah, vice president of online academic affairs. "Employers value the analytical, critical thinking and research skills of the English major, and the creativity these students bring to the workplace. Students find their own lives enriched with the range and breadth of the material they learn."

"We are delighted to add an English major to our already wide array of online Arts and Sciences programs. English majors find success in many fields. The ability to read thoughtfully and use language with precision and confidence is of great value," said Dr. Curtis Lowe, dean of Ashford University's College of Arts and Sciences.

Ashford University's bachelor's degree in English is currently available online. It does not include any additional professional licensures or certifications.

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.

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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