Various Authors noon, Jan. 25
Bridgepoint Won't Appeal Accreditation Denial
Ashford University, the overwhelmingly major part of San Diego's controversial for-profit Bridgepoint Education, said today (Sept. 28) that it will not appeal the decision by Western Association of Schools and Colleges to deny Ashford accreditation. The denial came in July. Shortly, another agency, the Higher Learning Commission, said it would review its accreditation. Ashford said it will reapply for Western Association accreditation by Oct. 11. Ashford recently cut 450 admissions jobs and reassigned 200 admissions personnel. The Western Association had pointed out, as have Congressional investigators and others involved in education, that Bridgepoint spends more money on marketing that it does on education.