PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia – January 4, 2012 – Ashworth College, a leading accredited online college based in Peachtree Corners, was recently named a "Best of 2012" winner among Atlanta businesses on Kudzu.com. Over 5 million businesses competed across 30 categories, and winners were awarded based on the highest number of votes received on Kudzu.com, the leading source of local business information and consumer reviews. Ashworth led voting in the College and University category.
A member of the Atlanta business community for more than 25 years, Ashworth College has been committed to helping Atlanta and Georgia residents get career training through an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options. Currently more than 2,250 students across the state of Georgia are enrolled in an Ashworth program, with 1,825 students residing in Metro Atlanta.
Ashworth College President, Rob Klapper expressed that the online school is proud to be among the most highly regarded and trusted educational institutions in Atlanta. "Receiving this designation from Kudzu validates the effort we put into our programs, reflects the confidence students place in us, and demonstrates the self-worth and value students derive from earning an Ashworth College degree."
Over the years, Ashworth College has developed its online career training and college degree programs to fit both the student's budget and career goals. Not constrained by semesters and free to study at their own pace, students appreciate Ashworth's flexibility – especially among working adults. Also important is the school's affordable tuition and low monthly payments.
"Consumers value companies who appreciate their business and provide superior service. We wanted to create an open forum where the best companies could be recognized by Kudzu users," said Fran Wills, General Manager of Kudzu.
Ashworth graduate Askew11 posted on Kudzu: "I am a working 40-year old that finally decided to get my degree. I went back and received my Ashworth College Associate degree quickly because I could work at my own pace. I have now enrolled in Ashworth's bachelor's degree program and am very happy with the service. It's a great education for the working individual."
Kudzu helps consumers research and evaluate services and choose highly rated providers in their area. Kudzu.com features expert videos, business profiles, consumer reviews and 30,500 money-saving deals for homeowners in every major U.S. city. Kudzu.com is owned by Cox Search Inc., a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company. Cox's businesses include Cox Communications, Manheim, AutoTrader.com and Cox Media Group. For more information, visit http://www.kudzu.com.
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA. Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. For more information, visit www.ashworthcollege.edu.
Ashworth is a Sterling Partners portfolio company. Sterling, a private equity firm with a 25-year history of generating superior returns invests in industries with positive, long-term trends and provides ongoing support with a diverse and balanced team of industry veterans, operators, investors, strategy experts, and human capital professionals. For more information, please visit www.sterlingpartners.com.
Ashworth College Contact: Allison Brenner