San Diego Business Journal

BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION

CEO: Andrew Clark.

Revenue: $933 million in 2011; $713 million in 2010.

Net income: $172.7 million in 2011;

$127.6 million in 2010.

No. of local employees: 5,000.

Headquarters: Sabre Springs.

Year founded: 2004.

Stock symbol and exchange: BPI on the New York Stock Exchange.

Company description: A for-profit provider of postsecondary education mainly through its online channel, and two subsidiary colleges in Colorado and Iowa.

Bridgepoint Education, one of San Diego’s fastest-growing companies that now has about 5,000 employees here, could move a substantial part of its local operations outside the state to retain its current accreditation...