Bridgepoint Education, Inc. provides postsecondary education services. The company’s academic institutions include Ashford University and University of the Rockies. The company’s institutions deliver programs primarily online, as well as at their traditional campuses. The company’s institutions had a total of 55,823 students enrolled, as of December 31, 2014. The company focuses on developing new technologies to improve the way students learn, through technologies such as Constellation, Waypoint Outcomes and its institutions' mobile learning platforms. Ashford University The Ashford University provides learning opportunities and degree programs that meet the diverse needs of individuals. The institution offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor's degree programs at its campus in Clinton, Iowa. Ashford University comprises four colleges: the Forbes School of Business, the College of Education, the College of Health, Human Services and Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts. University of the Rockies University of the Rockies provides accessible learning opportunities for diverse groups of individuals seeking preparation for life goals, professional practice, and service. University of the Rockies is a graduate institution that offers master's and doctoral degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences. Classes at University of the Rockies are presented in a progressive online format, as well as at its campuses in Denver, Colorado. Similar to Ashford University, most students at University of the Rockies attend via the institution's accessible online platform, which is also available through the company’s mobile applications. Curricula and Scheduling The company’s institutions provide student support services, including academic, administrative and technology support, to help maximize the success of their students. Additionally, its institutions monitor the success of their educational delivery processes through periodic faculty and student assessments. As of December 31, 2014, the company’s institutions offered approximately 1,580 courses, 80 degree programs and 150 specializations. Specialization areas are consist of a select number of courses within an existing program that supplement that program's required courses. Specialization areas focus on one area of study and may also be offered under the designation of concentration, endorsement or track. The company’s institutions offer programs and specialization areas through Ashford University's four colleges, the Forbes School of Business, the College of Education, the College of Health, Human Services and Science, and the College of Liberal Arts, and through University of the Rockies' two schools, the School of Organizational Leadership and the School of Professional Psychology. The company’s institutions' online courses are offered with weekly start dates throughout the year, except for two weeks total in late December and early January. Its institutions' campus-based courses are typically 9 or 16 weeks and have 1 start per term, with 2 to 5 terms per year. Doctoral students, both online and campus-based, are required to participate in periodic seminars located on campus, as well as compose and defend a dissertation on an approved topic. Intellectual Property In 2014, the company were issued U.S. Patent No. 8,903,783 for a new invention called System and Method for Publishing and Displaying Digital Materials, and had applied for additional domestic and international patents for certain technology developed by it. The company also had registered copyrights for exemplary business course materials. Regulations Ashford University and the University of the Rockies are accredited institutions of higher education which are subject to extensive regulation by various agencies. These agencies include WASC Senior College and University Commission, the agency that accredits Ashford University, and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the agency that accredits University of the Rockies. The company’s institutions are also subject to regulation by educational licensing authorities in states where its institutions are physically located or conduct certain operations. The company is also subject to regulation by the U.S. Department of Education due to its participation in federal student financial aid programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. History The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1999 under the name TeleUniversity, Inc. and changed its name to Bridgepoint Education, Inc. in 2004.
bridgepoint education inc
(BPI:New York Consolidated)
13500 Evening Creek Drive North
San Diego, CA 92128
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