January 25, 2011 | | Leave a comment Ashford University, which is an online school, recently announced that it has formed an articulation agreement with Urban College of Boston (UCB). The agreement will allow UCB students to transfer into a bachelors degree program. Enrollees will be able to transfer 90 credits to Ashford University after earning their associates degree in early childhood education, human services administration and general studies. Officials said that the agreement formally recognizes that both schools are active collaborators that are committed to improving educational opportunities and services for students who are transferring between the institutions. "Ashford University is pleased to have joined Urban College of Boston in this articulation agreement," said Mark K. Young, Ashford's director of academic partnerships. "UCB specializes in building the education of inner-city learners, providing more and more students a well-rounded education. UCB is full accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and trains its students in post-GED development. According to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, nearly 75 percent of institutions report that the turbulent economy has increased the demand for web-based courses and programs.