Ashford University Partnering with Illinois Valley Community College

Ashford University is pleased to announce its partnership with the IllinoisValleyCommunity College. The agreement will allow thousands of students that attended classes at the college 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.

“The IllinoisValleyCommunity College has helped thousands of people advance their lives and careers through quality course offering and superb faculty and administration. As our neighbors, we are honored to help the students of this acclaimed school take their education to the next level through our bachelors programs and beyond,” said Dr. Jane McAuliffe, President of Ashford University.

“Both Ashford and the IllinoisValleyCommunity College believe that quality education can be affordable and accessible,” said David Vande Pol, Senior Director of Academic Partnerships. This relationship will greatly benefit the wonderful community we serve here for many years to come, he added.


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