Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Enters National Alliance Agreement with International Union of Police Associations

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of post-secondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, announced that earlier this month, Ashford University entered a national alliance agreement with the International Union of Police Associations (IUPA). Through the agreement, members of the more than 100,000 person organization can now receive significant cost savings through fee waivers and a prior learning credit evaluation to be applied towards their Ashford University degree program.

"Ashford University is honored to forge this agreement with the IUPA," said Chris Spohn, chief admissions officer for Bridgepoint Education. "This agreement will allow thousands more law enforcement officers the opportunity to earn their college degree which, in many cases, is needed for advancement within their respective agencies."

"Advanced education is extremely important to a law enforcement officer's career advancement. Ashford University's partnership with the IUPA makes getting that education both affordable and readily accessible," said Sam A. Cabral, president, International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO. "The detailed attention that Ashford has paid to the varied needs of law enforcement officers is a great asset as they seek to advance their careers. We are proud of our partnership with Ashford University."

For additional information, interested IUPA members may visit or call 800.554.9096.

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.