Ashford University and Southwestern Community College sign Articulation Agreement

Ashford University is pleased to announce its partnership with Iowa’s SouthwesternCommunity College. Through the partnership, thousands of students at the school will be able to transfer into one of Ashford’s acclaimed bachelor’s programs.

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


“In addition to its reputation of academic excellence and accessibility, Southwestern is our neighbor in Iowa, and we are delighted to be working together to improve the lives of our students” said David Vande Pol, Senior Director of Academic Partnerships for AshfordUniversity. “Our missions are aligned in that we both strive to provide high quality educational programs, while ensuring that they are accessible and affordable.”


(quote from Dr. Crittenden, Southwestern College Pres.)

Since it began operations in 1966, Southwestern has strived to offer our community, wonderful programs at the associates’ level,” said Dr. Jane McAuliffe, President of Ashford University. She added that now these students would be able to transition directly into one of Ashford’s bachelor’s programs, while enjoying the high transferability rate Ashford offers to community college students.

Founded in 1918, AshfordUniversity 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