Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ashford University

Ashford College is a revenue driven college headquartered in San Diego, California. It is the biggest instructive holding of Bridgepoint Education. The college offers associate's, bachelor's, and graduate degrees in more than 50 degree programs on grounds and on the web. The college comprises of four universities: the Forbes Institute of Business, the School of Training, the School of Wellbeing, Human Administrations, and Science, and the School of Liberal Arts.[7] While a dominant part of the 54,120 understudies are selected in online courses, as of December 31, 2014, the college likewise has 742 understudies at their grounds area in Clinton, Iowa. Ashford is authorize by the WASC Senior School and College Commission

Mount Holy person Clare, around 1920 

Ashford College's grounds was set up in 1893 as the Mount St. Clare Foundation, a boarding and day school for young ladies. The thought for this school shaped when Father James A. Murray welcomed the Sisters of St. Francis to help instruct in Clinton, Iowa. The new Mount St. Clare building was raised for this school in 1910 and stays being used today. 

Seeing a requirement for advanced education in Clinton Region and the encompassing region, the sisters established Mount St. Clare School in 1918.[9] This aesthetic sciences organization was likewise a sanction educator training school from 1932 to 1954.
In 1942, 60% of the country educators in Clinton Region and 62% of the instructors in the city of Clinton educational system had gotten all their preparation from Mount St. Clare School.

In 1950, the North Focal Relationship of Universities and Schools initially authorize Mount St. Clare School. The school then started to extend rapidly, and gained a cloister building, new library, new exercise center, the Science Building, and Durham Living arrangement Corridor. The school in the long run got to be coeducational in 1967. 

For the 1979–1980 school year, the school got support for its initial four-year degree, a lone ranger's project in business organization. Amid that year, Mount St. Clare Foundation converged with St. Mary's Secondary School in Clinton, shaping Mater Dei Secondary School (now known as Ruler of Peace Preparatory). With the space liberated by the institute's merger, the school started to offer extra four-year programs. In 1997, the sisters left grounds into their new mother house, The Canticle. In 1998, the Durgin Instructive Center was opened, which included new athletic offices, including Kehl enclosure. 


In 2003, Mount St. Clare School changed its name to The Franciscan University. In the meantime, the college got regard to offer its first graduate degree on the web. In September 2004, the school adjusted its name to The Franciscan College of the Prairies so as to maintain a strategic distance from perplexity with comparatively named schools. 

After a time of money related trouble, the college was obtained by Bridgepoint Instruction in Walk 2005. After the finishing of the deal, the establishment's name was changed to Ashford University.Sponsorship by the Sisters of St. Francis finished. 

Despite the fact that the college was provincially certify by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Focal Relationship of Universities and Schools, it looked for territorial accreditation from the Western Relationship of Schools and Universities ("WASC") in 2010. In June 2012, WASC denied beginning accreditation to Ashford University. Taking after WASC's dissent of accreditation for being "deficient in a few territories, including low quantities of full-time personnel, high understudy dropout rates and inquiries concerning scholastic thoroughness," HLC requested extra data from Ashford preceding an October site visit. 

Because of accreditation concerns, the school's trustees named Richard Pattenaude as president in October 2012. Pattenaude is a previous chancellor of the College of Maine Framework who additionally served as director of the Commission on Establishments of Advanced education for the New Britain Relationship of Schools and Schools, a territorial authorizing body. In spite of the fact that its starting application to WASC was denied in 2010, its second application was acknowledged in 2013. In affirming accreditation, the WASC Commission Activity Letter expressed "The Commission found that the College has reacted to Commission concerns and judges that it is currently in generous consistence with Commission measures." The WASC going by group noted in its last report that "the group discovered an organization that has been on a very basic level changed and whose society has been changed in critical ways, including a movement from a business sector driven way to deal with a foundation focused on understudy maintenance and success".

In 2013, Ashford College declared an organization together with business distributer Forbes Media. Under the terms of the organization together, Ashford's School of Business and Expert Studies was renamed the Forbes Institute of Business at Ashford Universit

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