Ashford University and North Metro Technical College Sign Articulation Agreement

Ashford University is pleased to announce its partnership with North Metro Technical College in Acworth, Georgia. Through the partnership, thousands of students at North Metro will be able to transfer into one of Ashford’s acclaimed bachelor’s programs. 

Students in the school now have the ability to earn a bachelor’s degree while enjoying Ashford’s low tuition rate and a transfer policy which allows for the transfer of 90 community college credits. 

“North Metro Technical College has demonstrated a commitment to making higher education accessible, and that is precisely what Ashford University is all about,” said David Vande Pol, Senior Director of Academic Partnerships for Ashford University. “We are honored to partner with North Metro and look forward to helping many of its students earn their bachelor’s degrees through Ashford.” 

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

“The staff at North Metro is always looking for avenues that will provide our students with opportunities to apply their associate degree work towards a Bachelor’s degree,” said Ron Webb, North Metro Technical College Dean of Instruction.  “Our agreement with Ashford University gives students an option that is perfect for technical college graduates; their program is affordable and convenient for students that are working in the area we trained them for.”  All applicable credits earned from North Metro Technical College in all 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 North Metro 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.”

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 institutionsIts tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”SM.  For more information, please visit

About North Metro Technical College

North Metro Technical College, a Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, offers certificate, diploma and associate degree programs through traditional classroom courses as well as through workplace and online training.  North Metro operates a single campus in Bartow County serving students primarily from Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb and Paulding counties. Located in the southern part of Bartow County, North Metro Technical College's Acworth, Georgia campus is less than 30 miles north of Atlanta. For additional information about North Metro Technical College, visit