Ashford University and Coastline Community College Form Articulation Agreement

CLINTON, Iowa, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University is pleased to announce its partnership with Coastline Community College, located in Fountain Valley, CA. Through the partnership, Coastline Community College students will be able to transfer into one of Ashford's acclaimed bachelor's degree programs.

Students in the school can earn a bachelor's degree while enjoying Ashford's low tuition rate and transfer policy which allows for the potential transfer of 90 community college credits.

"Coastline Community College has an international reputation as one of the nation's most innovative institutions and is a premier provider of higher education to our service people in all branches of the military," said David Vande Pol, senior director of academic partnerships for Ashford University. "Our missions are aligned in that we both strive to provide high quality educational programs, while ensuring that they are accessible and affordable."

Coastline Community College's articulation agreement with Ashford University enables eligible students, who opt to transfer, guaranteed admission and the ability to carry the credits they have already earned. The agreement is available to Coastline Community College students who graduate with any academic degree or certificate and opt to continue their education with Ashford.

"Coastline Community College is always welcoming of partnerships that will be beneficial to students. We are particularly excited about the additional transfer opportunities the partnership with Ashford University will provide for our Military Program students," said Velvet Deatherage, counselor military programs at Coastline Community College.

All applicable credits earned from Coastline programs will be accepted and applied to the appropriate Ashford University degrees. This includes all applicable credits from technical and vocational courses.

"We're excited to provide baccalaureate-seeking Coastline Community College students with this opportunity to earn their degrees through our partnership," added Vande Pol. "This unique collaboration opens the door for many who have long wanted to obtain a bachelor's degree but could only do so in a cost-effective and convenient manner."

To date, Ashford University has 25 articulation agreements representing 48 colleges.

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 Coastline Community College

Founded as a college without walls in 1975, Coastline Community College has been a provider of non-traditional distance education for over 30 years. Coastline has produced multiple Emmy winning telecourses, internet, CD-ROM and PDA courses, and over 1,500 military graduates in 2008 from every branch of service. 49% of all Associates Degrees in the Navy (2008) were from Coastline. Regionally accredited, Coastline awards up to 40 CLEP/DANTES and military credits toward a degree.

    Contact: Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations
    858.513.9240 x2513 - [email protected]
    Ana Tackett, Mullen Public Relations
    602.222.4343 - [email protected]

SOURCE: Ashford University

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