A new round of layoffs was underway Thursday at San Diego-based Bridgepoint Education.
This time the for-profit, on-line college operator is eliminating 117 positions.
A statement from Bridgepoint's media relations manager says the firm is downsizing "consistent with the total enrollment of its academic institutions" – citing Ashford University in San Diego and University of the Rockies in Denver.
“In an effort to better align the organization’s human capital so that it is consistent with the total enrollment of its academic institutions, Bridgepoint Education made some organizational changes today that included the elimination of 117 positions. The changes were designed around a strong commitment to academic quality, student success, and operational efficiency. As a result, Bridgepoint Education is now in a more advantageous position to support its two academic institutions, San Diego’s Ashford University and Denver’s University of the Rockies,” said Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager for Bridgepoint Education.