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05 / 2019 article

Bridgepoint Education's University of the Rockies to Open Additional Location this Spring


The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (HLC) has approved University of the Rockies’ request for an additional location. 

In a letter dated February 28, 2013, the HLC’s Institutional Actions Council (IAC) concurred with the focused visit team’s findings and approved the additional site to be located at the Tabor Center in downtown Denver, Colorado.

The additional location – to be known as the Denver Instructional Site – will be located at 1201 16th Street, Suite 200 in Denver. The site includes more than 30,000 square-feet of classroom and library space, student study areas, and “coaching classrooms.” The coaching classrooms incorporate video monitoring and two-way mirrors for instructional purposes.

“The Denver Instructional Site is a key component in the long-term strategic plan established by our Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Charlita Shelton, president of University of the Rockies. “The additional site will allow us to expand geographically and to make higher education accessible to even more individuals.”

Master’s- and doctoral-level programs offered in the University’s School of Organizational Leadership will be available in a face-to-face format at the Denver Instructional Site beginning in May 2013.

“We are pleased to be moving forward with the recommendations we received from HLC regarding geographic expansion,” added Dr. Shelton. “The impact of higher education is profound. Not only for individuals, but also for the communities in which they reside. This should be the beginning of many great University of the Rockies’ endeavors in the Denver area.”


About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.


About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is an advanced graduate institution for tomorrow’s thought leaders. The University provides an intimate and dynamic learning environment, offering highly specialized master’s and doctoral degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences, access to industry experts, campus clinical programs for practical experience, and research and publishing opportunities. University of the Rockies is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association ( Small by design, University of the Rockies classes are presented in a progressive online format and at its Colorado Springs, Colorado, campus. For more information, please visit or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.