Bridgepoint Education Chooses Pearson eCollege's Online Education Environment to Serve Their Students and Faculty

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Pearson eCollege Selected by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. to be the new online technology and support services provider for Bridgepoint's Ashford University and University of the Rockies campuses

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Pearson eCollege today announced that it has been selected by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. to be the new online technology and support services provider for Bridgepoint's Ashford University and University of the Rockies campuses, serving more than 45,000 students and 1,800 instructors.

Pearson eCollege provides online education technology, content solutions and support services for more than 2 million students enrolled in successful courses and programs at institutions worldwide. The company's online learning environment features on-demand cloud computing teaching and learning technologies--including academic analytics and assessment that measure student success and identify at-risk students early, as well as faculty and program support--that are significantly enhanced by Pearson's vast array of content, digital media and academic services. Pearson eCollege's Software as a Service learning environment allows institutions to achieve their growth goals without additional IT costs and worries about software updates and downtime.

"For more than 12 years, Pearson eCollege has been a trusted partner to the largest online institutions in the US, offering the industry's most advanced learning environment that is reliable, scalable and backed by a comprehensive range of academic, technology, content and support services," said Pearson eCollege CEO Matt Leavy. "We're honored to be chosen by Bridgepoint Education and look forward to working with them to offer their faculty and students the best online learning experience available anywhere. With Pearson eCollege, Bridgepoint Education has a provider that understands the unique needs of for-profit institutions and has an excellent track record of working to ensure their success."

"Bridgepoint Education is committed to continuous improvement, and we expect the Pearson eCollege solution to help us further enhance the student experience at both Ashford University and University of the Rockies," said Andrew Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Bridgepoint Education. "We believe the Pearson eCollege platform will best serve our student population and expect to begin implementation during the fourth quarter of 2009."

About Pearson eCollege
Pearson eCollege, a part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), is the leader in powering online learning and programs that enable educators globally to achieve measurable success for online and blended academic programs through on-demand education solutions that advance and improve the teaching and learning experience for learners in multiple types of educational institutions and programs. Pearson eCollege provides a composable (SaaS) learning platform, academic analytics and assessment, rich content solutions and renowned multi-level user support that allow students and teachers to achieve their academic goals. Pearson eCollege is the choice provider of online learning technology and services to the top online schools and programs globally. For more information, go to http://www.pearsonecollege.com.

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About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies - deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado, respectively. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit http://www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations at 858.668.2580.

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