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13500 Evening Creek Drive North

Suite 600

San Diego, CA 92128

United States

Phone: 858-668-2586


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 63,624 students enrolled, as of December 31, 2013. 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. The institution encourages online students to follow campus activities, including athletic teams, student clubs and student projects. 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 Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado. Most students at University of the Rockies attend via the institution's accessible online platform, which is also available through its 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, 2013, the company’s institutions offered approximately 1,570 courses, 80 degree programs and 145 specializations. Specialization areas comprise a select number of courses within an existing program which 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 the University of the Rockies' two schools: the School of Organizational Leadership and the School of Professional Psychology. Online courses are offered with weekly start dates throughout the year, except for two weeks total in late December and early January. Courses run five to six weeks and all courses are offered in an asynchronous format so students can complete their coursework as their schedule permits. Online students enroll in one course at a time. This focused approach to learning allows the student to engage fully in each course. The company’s institutions' campus-based courses are typically 9 or 16 weeks and have one start per term, with 2 to 5 terms per year. Undergraduate campus-based students can enroll in up to six concurrent courses at a time and typically enroll in at least four courses in a given semester. 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. 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 the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the agency that accredits the company’s institutions, thereby providing an independent assessment of educational quality. The company is 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 (Higher Education Act), which refer to as Title IV programs. History The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1999 under the name TeleUniversity, Inc. and changed its name to Bridgepoint Education, Inc. in 2004.


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