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Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (BPI) Message Board

  • lonesometrain lonesometrain Oct 16, 2012 4:56 PM Flag

    Ashford Student Body

    From the 10K:

    As of December 31, 2011, 72% of our online students were female, 49% have identified themselves as minorities and the average age of our online students was 36.

    Higher education was supposed to give historically disadvantage groups a step up. With an 85% failure / drop out rate and a $200 per student academic spend, these people are getting trapped in a system that does not yeild successful outcomes but leaves them with student loans that cannot be discharged in a bankruptcy.

    Your tax dollars at work.

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    • The admission counselors sell people on thinking this second-rate online degree will be worth something to them in today's ultra-competitive job market. If graduates from bona fide universities are having a hard go of it, why would a degree from a school who gets their accreditation denied have any value? When prospective students (Ashford calls them leads by the way) balk at the idea of taking on a $50,000 student loan plus interest, the Counselor shames and belittles them into enrolling.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • Wow. Wonder what demograhics got Obama elected. Worst is yet to come for BPI.

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