Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, announced that its Ashford University has formed an articulation agreement with Urban College of Boston.
Urban College of Boston is a two-year school in downtown Boston, specializing in education for post-GED development and the advancement of workplace skills for inner-city residents. Their associate's degrees focus on early childhood education, human services administration and general studies. The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (N.E.A.S.C.). Ashford University's agreement with Urban College of Boston will make it possible for UCB students to transfer up to 90 credits into a four-year Ashford degree program.
"Ashford University is pleased to have joined Urban College of Boston in this articulation agreement," stated Mark K. Young, Ashford's director of Academic Partnerships. "UCB specializes in building the education of inner-city learners, providing more and more students a well-rounded education. With Ashford, UCB's graduates will have the ability to transfer into a bachelor's program, and to give their growing education continued momentum."
The articulation agreement formally recognizes that Ashford University and Urban College of Boston are active collaborators, committed to improving educational opportunities and services for students transferring between institutions.
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.