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More on Bridgepoint Education's Q4

  • Bridgepoint Education (BPI) reports total student enrollment fell 22.2% to 63K in Q4.
  • Total costs and expenses fell 2.8% to $175.3M.
  • The company says it expects to institute a 1.7% tuition increase for online students at Ashford University for courses beginning on or after April 1, 2014.
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    -To satisfy the federal government (Congress, Board of Education, etc.) they instituted a ton of changes related to recruiting new students, which resulted in far lower enrollment.
    -On top of the new rules, there is ever-increasing competition as established brick-and-mortar universities enter the online market.

     

    It's tough to see how the current slide can possibly be turned around. They do provide a quality education, and i have no doubt there will be some "bottom" they hit that is sustainable long-term. But, BPI is clearly in a steep decline - until that sustainable size is determined, I can't imagine investing in it. Looking at the all the insider sales (and complete lack of buying other than cashing in options) only reinforces my fear that they still have a good distance to drop before finding their long-term sweet spot.
    11 Mar 2014, 04:21 PM Reply Like
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