Ashford University Launches Pinterest and Google+ Pages

Social media outlets give students additional avenues to connect with Ashford University

Ashford University has increased its social media presence by creating Pinterest and Google+ pages. These social media outlets give students a chance to interact with other students, as well as Ashford faculty, while also giving prospective students a virtual look at what it’s like to be a student at Ashford. 

Ashford University’s Pinterest page launched with a total of eight boards that were designed to guide and inspire students throughout their educational journeys. For example, one of the virtual boards, titled “New Student Necessities,” is a digital kit for new online students, featuring links to Ashford’s current catalog, mobile applications and videos highlighting advice from recent Ashford graduates. Another board, titled “Technology Changes Everything,” is a visual display of how technology is impacting and enriching all aspects of the world we live in, including education.

Ashford’s Google+ page is a social platform where current and prospective students can find university-specific information. Ashford will also be using the platform to host Hangouts with its deans and faculty. These Hangouts will give students and the public a chance to hear Ashford’s academic team share perspectives on numerous topics.

The Pinterest and Google+ pages will complement Ashford’s Facebook and Twitter profiles.


About Ashford University

Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. Ashford University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association ( The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor’s degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.


About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its accredited institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.