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Ashford University Updates Assessment Website and Provides Greater Level of Transparency
Apr 20, 2011 (07:04 PM EDT)


SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) today announced that Ashford University has updated its Assessment website in an effort to provide a greater level of institutional transparency.  Ashford University originally created the Assessment website with the intention of providing relevant information to multiple parties, including students, educators, media, and regulators.  The Assessment website discloses pertinent information about Ashford University and provides further detail on the University's statistical demographics and additional information.  It will also provide information on institutional data, learning outcomes, general education assessment, institutional assessments, integrating quality, and institutional effectiveness.  

"The Assessment website will serve as a valuable tool for those interested in obtaining knowledge related to Ashford University," said Ashford University President Dr. Elizabeth Tice.  "This website is an additional effort of Ashford University to remain transparent while continuing to demonstrate the institution's high standards and dedication to quality education."  To learn more, visit assessment.ashford.edu.  

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 www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president 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 (www.ncahlc.org).  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 www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

Contact: Shari Rodriguez, Associate Vice President of Public Relations
858.668.2580 * shari.rodriguez@bridgepointeducation.com

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.