Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Rated Military Friendly by Military Advanced Education
Ashford University ranked highly in publication's fourth annual compendium


Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, has announced that Ashford University has been rated among the best colleges in the United States for soldiers and veterans by Military Advanced Education magazine.

The editors of Military Advanced Education reviewed schools’ qualifications and the extent to which they support servicemembers earning their degree. The annual inquiry analyzed direct assistance provided to soldiers, veterans and their families; the impact and technological value of the scholarly experience (both on campus and online), and the overall quality of the academic material offered at each school.

Ashford University satisfied nearly every specific requirement put forth by Military Advanced Education, including credits for military training, C.L.E.P. (College Level Examination Program) testing, S.O.C. (Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges) membership, a broad range of degrees (associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s), Yellow Ribbon participation, military scholarships, discounts for military dependents, tuition assistance and credit transferability. Ashford also offers its complete course load online, which is essential for student-soldiers serving overseas or for students who are living with soldiers stationed overseas.

“This guide has become an invaluable tool for both Education Service Officers/Specialists and Base Transition Officers when advising servicemembers about degree and certification opportunities currently available from institutions of higher learning,” said Military Advanced Education associate publisher Glenn R. Berlin.

Policies and programs in place at Ashford University are designed to meet the educational needs of current and former members of the U.S. military, their dependents, National Guard and reservists, Coast Guard employees, civilian Department of Defense employees and those eligible for survivor’s benefits. These include the waiver of technology fees, the Ashford Military Tuition Grant, specialized advisors who work exclusively with military students and a portable five- or six-week course period that allows classes to fit into busy schedules. 

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, 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 ( 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, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513. 

About KMI Media Group

Founded in 1996 by Jack Kerrigan, KMI Media Group is the leading independent publisher of targeted information about military requirements, technologies and operations. Serving as a unique forum for senior military and Department of Defense leadership, KMI’s publications focus on distinct and essential communities within the defense industry. KMI’s titles include Ground Combat Technology, Geospatial Intelligence Forum, Military Advanced Education, Military Information Technology, Military Logistics Forum, Military Medical/CBRN Technology, Military Training Technology, Special Operations Technology and U.S. Coast Guard Forum. For more information, contact Glenn R. Berlin at or 301.670.5700 x119.