Ashford University and Linn-Benton Community College Form Articulation Agreement

CLINTON, Iowa, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University is pleased to announce its partnership with Linn-Benton Community College, located in Albany, Oregon. Through the partnership, Linn-Benton 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.

"Linn-Benton Community 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 Linn-Benton and look forward to helping their students earn their bachelor's degrees through Ashford."

Linn-Benton 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 Linn-Benton students who graduate with any academic degree or certificate and opt to continue their education with Ashford.

"We welcome a partnership between Ashford University and Linn-Benton Community College to facilitate a seamless transfer program for our students," said Rita Cavin, president at Linn-Benton Community College.

All applicable credits earned from Linn-Benton 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 Linn-Benton 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 24 articulation agreements representing 47 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 Linn-Benton Community College

Established in 1966, Linn-Benton Community College is a two-year public college that offers a variety of educational opportunities in order to satisfy the diverse needs of its student population. Currently, the college offers more than 60 professional technical programs, many educational avenues and a comprehensive curriculum of continuing education courses. For more information, visit www.linnbenton.edu or call 541.917.4999.

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

SOURCE: Ashford University

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