Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Named to the 2010 List of Military Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs Magazine

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 was recognized in the 2010 List of Military Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs magazine. The annual list honors the top 16 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.

The G.I. Jobs list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled by polling more than 7,000 schools in the nation, and with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Committee. Criteria for selection included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, as well as academic accreditations.

"We want to offer service members an Ashford University education that paves the way for a successful career when they return home to their families. We are honored that so many military members are part of our student body and we look forward to welcoming thousands more in the years to come," said Chris Spohn, senior vice president and chief admissions officer for Bridgepoint Education.

Ashford University provides education benefits to all qualified military personnel and their spouses. The university's military grant also waives application and technology fees and pays for all books and applicable shipping costs for qualified military students. In addition, Ashford University provides a specialized team of advisors who assist students with enrollment, academic and financial needs.

For additional information about Ashford University, visit or call 800.877.1192.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus. Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutions. Its tagline is: "Higher Education Made Affordable"(SM). For more information, please visit or contact 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 the disciplines of 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.