Ashford University Forms Articulation Agreement With Pikes Peak Community College

CLINTON, Iowa, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University has announced a new partnership with Pikes Peak Community College, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Through the partnership, Pikes Peak Community College students will now be able to transfer up to 99 units into one of Ashford's online and campus bachelor's degree programs.

"What a wonderful arrangement this is for students of both Ashford University and Pikes Peak Community College," said David Vande Pol, senior director of academic partnerships for Ashford University. "At Ashford, we seek to provide all students across the nation with affordable, high-quality learning opportunities. Now, Pikes Peak students who are interested in pursuing a four-year degree program will have ready access to Ashford's undergraduate degree programs, expanding their academic options and chances for collegiate success."

Pikes Peak is a two-year college offering associate's degrees and various certifications in a number of career-related and technical fields. Originally named El Paso Community College, Pikes Peak Community College began operating in 1968. Forty years later, and now more than 125 programs strong, Pikes Peak Community College maintains four geographically unique campuses in Colorado in addition to three military sites.

"Pikes Peak has a long-established student body, with current enrollment at about 12,000 students per semester," said Wayne Artis, Pikes Peak Community College's assistant to the vice president of educational services for articulation, transfer and teacher preparation. "We have a diverse student population, with a high concentration of military students and many others taking classes online. This articulation agreement is especially beneficial for our Web-based students in that it provides them with another option to continue their education online," he said.

To date, Ashford University has 29 articulation agreements representing 105 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 contact Shari Rodriguez, director of public relations, at 858/513-9240 x2513

About Pikes Peak Community College

Pikes Peak Community College opened as El Paso Community College in 1968. Now in its fortieth year of operation, PPCC is a two-year college offering associate's degrees and various certifications in Career and Technical fields. With more than 125 programs of study, Pikes Peak Community College has a proud tradition of helping people get a fresh start; a start toward completion of a degree, a start towards a better job, a start towards a better and more enriching life. Statistics has proven that PPCC students who transfer to local four-year colleges do better than students who start at the four-year college. Small classes taught by professors offer an unparalleled experience for undergraduate students. For more information, please call 800-456-6847 or visit

SOURCE: Ashford University

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