Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ashford University

Ashford University 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 schools: the Forbes School of Business, the College of Education, the College of Health, Human Services, and Science, and the College of Liberal Arts. While a greater part of the 54,120 understudies are enlisted in online courses, as of December 31, 2014, the college likewise has 742 understudies at their grounds area in Clinton, Iowa. Ashford is certify by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

Mount St. Clare: 1893–2003

Mount Saint Clare, around 1920 

Ashford University's grounds was set up in 1893 as the Mount St. Clare Academy, a boarding and day school for young ladies. The thought for this school framed when Father James A. Murray welcomed the Sisters of St. Francis to help educate 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 County and the encompassing territory, the sisters established Mount St. Clare College in 1918. This human sciences organization was additionally an affirmed instructor training school from 1932 to 1954. In 1942, 60% of the country educators in Clinton County and 62% of the instructors in the city of Clinton educational system had gotten all their preparation from Mount St. Clare College. 

In 1950, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools initially licensed Mount St. Clare College. The school then started to extend rapidly, and gained a religious community building, new library, new recreation center, the Science Building, and Durham Residence Hall. The school inevitably got to be coeducational in 1967. 

For the 1979–1980 school year, the school got approbation for its initial four-year degree, a single man's system in business organization. Amid that year, Mount St. Clare Academy converged with St. Mary's High School in Clinton, framing Mater Dei High School (now known as Prince 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 Educational Center was opened, which included new athletic offices, including Kehl coliseum. 

In 2003, Mount St. Clare College 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 University of the Prairies keeping in mind the end goal to evade disarray with correspondingly named schools. 

After a time of budgetary trouble, the college was obtained by Bridgepoint Education in March 2005. After the fulfillment of the deal, the organization's name was changed to Ashford University.Sponsorship by the Sisters of St. Francis finished. 

Despite the fact that the college was provincially licensed by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, it looked for local accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges ("WASC") in 2010. In June 2012, WASC denied starting accreditation to Ashford University. Following WASC's disavowal of accreditation for being "deficient in a few regions, including low quantities of full-time workforce, high understudy dropout rates and inquiries concerning scholarly meticulousness," HLC requested extra data from Ashford preceding an October site visit.

Because of accreditation concerns, the school's trustees designated Richard Pattenaude as president in October 2012. Pattenaude is a previous chancellor of the University of Maine System who likewise served as director of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, a local authorizing body.Although its starting application to WASC was denied in 2010, its second application was acknowledged in 2013. In affirming accreditation, the WASC Commission Action Letter expressed "The Commission found that the University 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 in a general sense changed and whose society has been changed in noteworthy ways, including a movement from a business driven way to deal with a foundation focused on understudy maintenance and success". 

In 2013, Ashford University reported an organization together with business distributer Forbes Media. Under the terms of the collusion, Ashford's College of Business and Professional Studies was renamed the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University

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