Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is Investigating Bridgepoint Education, Inc. on Behalf of its Shareholders - BPI

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is Investigating Bridgepoint Education, Inc. on Behalf of
                            its Shareholders - BPI

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NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a national law
firm concentrating on investor rights, consumer rights and the enforcement of
federal antitrust laws, is investigating potential wrongdoing at Bridgepoint
Education, Inc. ("Bridgepoint" or the "Company") (NYSE: BPI). The
investigation focuses on whether certain executive officers and directors of
Bridgepoint breached their fiduciary duties by causing the Company to, among
other things, improperly compensate its admission personnel at Ashford
University. Bridgepoint is the parent company of Ashford University, an
academic institution.

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In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 15, 2012,
Bridgepoint announced it had received a letter from the United States
Department of Justice ("DOJ"), stating that the DOJ is investigating
Bridgepointover the compensation of its admissions staff. The investigation
is a follow-up to a 2011 audit by the Education Department's Inspector General
that found that Ashford University may have violated a federal ban on
incentive compensation for college recruiters.

The DOJ investigation comes three months after Ashford was denied initial
accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for not
complying with certain standards, including spending more money on student
recruitment than education. The accreditation denial was followed by increased
scrutiny from Ashford's current accrediting body, the Higher Learning

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