SAN DIEGO, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ed4Online will offer the Thuze library of eTextbooks to students across the country under the terms of a new partnership with Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI). Ed4Online is a provider of continuing education courses to traditional colleges and universities such as Rutgers, Auburn, Towson and Texas Southern University. The partnership between Bridgepoint Education and Ed4Online will result in decreased distribution costs and provide students with convenient digital access to textbooks that were previously unavailable to them online. "We are very excited about our partnership with Thuze," said Dr. Rusty Barrier, CEO of Ed4Online. "Using their professionally written eTextbooks supports our goal of providing high-quality, affordable courses to our students and partners." Ed4Online will offer students a variety of Thuze eTextbooks covering disciplines such as Early Childhood Education, Marketing, Psychology, Management, and Criminal Justice. Unlike the content in other eTextbook formats that simply convert traditional print textbooks, all Thuze content was developed specifically for a digital format by respected academics from learning institutions across the country. The flexibility and convenience of the digital format allows students to study on any device. "Thuze is happy to be helping Ed4Online continue to innovate with the goal of making their courses more convenient, engaging, and affordable for students," said Andrew McCann, vice president of Business Development at Bridgepoint Education. For more information on Thuze eTextbooks, visit www.thuze.com. To learn more about Ed4Online, visit www.ed4online.com. About Bridgepoint EducationBridgepoint 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 www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Winet, vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580. About Ed4OnlineEd4Online offers over 500 online courses in four distinct areas of online education including career training, information technology, professional development and behavioral health training. The company offers core materials, videos, website resources, quizzes, reference materials and mentor support as a part of its online teaching experience, all seamlessly embedded in a privately branded classroom for schools, agencies and corporations. Ed4Online's curriculum is designed to teach courses based on best practices, allowing individuals to gain knowledge and experience in a variety of core competencies. Contact: Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations858.668.2580 · email@example.com SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.