Ashford University and Cosumnes River College Form Articulation Agreement

CLINTON, Iowa, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University is pleased to announce its partnership with Cosumnes River College (CRC), located in Sacramento, Calif. Through the partnership, Cosumnes River 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.

"Cosumnes River College has demonstrated a commitment to making higher education accessible to all academically qualified students, which is a principle our university was founded on," said David Vande Pol, senior director of academic partnerships for Ashford University. "We are honored to partner with CRC and look forward to helping Cosumnes River students earn their bachelor's degrees through Ashford."

CRC'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 Cosumnes River College students who graduate with any academic degree or certificate and opt to continue their education with Ashford.

"Cosumnes River College is always happy to enter into an articulation agreement with regionally accredited universities such as Ashford University," said Celia Esposito-Noy, interim president, Cosumnes River College. "The partnership will allow CRC students an easy transfer while furthering their education."

All applicable credits earned from Cosumnes River College 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 Cosumnes River 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 23 articulation agreements representing 46 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 www.ashford.edu or contact Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

About Cosumnes River College

Established in 1970, Cosumnes River College is an open access, student-centered, comprehensive community college that prepares students to realize their educational and career aspirations through exemplary transfer, general and career education in an academically rigorous and inclusive environment. CRC also offers exceptional instruction in basic skills and English for non-native speakers, as well as a broad array of life-long learning, community service and workforce development programs. Currently, the college offers a broad option of more than 60 occupational degree programs and a comprehensive curriculum of transfer courses to more than 11,000 students. For more information, visit www.crc.losrios.edu or call 916.691.7344.

    Contact: Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations
    858.513.9240 x2513 | [email protected]

SOURCE: Ashford University

Web site: http://www.ashford.edu/