Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (232)
I'm loving it so far. So flexible and the student portal/sakai (the online course software) is so smooth and easy to navigate. Please don't change it - at least not for a long while, Ashworth! I am very happy with the quality of education, as well as the support. The flexibility is obviously the greatest perk of the school. The fact that you go at your own pace is incredible. And I don't mean at your own pace with a deadline -- I mean REALLY at your own pace. You have up to a YEAR to finish one semester. Granted I don't need that long, but I'm sure some do with very busy lives. I work full-time but was able to finish my first semester in about 2 and a half months. Just about the time of a traditional semester, but you have NO deadlines. Take your time and learn at your own speed. I'm excited to continue!
I currently graduated from the HVAC program. My company encouraged me to do this, but that's a separate issue. As far as I'm concerned the school doesn't get any stars. A trade occupation cannot be taught online, that needs hands on training. The last 3 weeks of my program getting down to my deadline, I finally got a pop up icon "do you need help". REALLY.... If you need help good luck. The downfalls.... Have no idea who the professor is or even if I had questions, no way of communicating. If you do happen to get ahold of the school it's always a representative. Funny thing is I completed all the assignments, but I was only 93% completed. Couldn't figure out why ?? Come to find out I had a project to do. No emails to alert me. If I hadn't contacted a representative at the school....probably would've failed ?? The final exam, what a way to make a fool out of a person. After a year and a half of this course, trying to figure out this occupation on my own & other technicians coming in to assist & trying to learn from them....I'm to the point I don't even want to go to my job anymore due to poor education. Sure....my administrators & bosses are proud of my accomplishments & the 3.75 GPA. The tests are all open book and get 3 chances to take each test to get a higher score. There's no sense of accomplishment there....that's just lazy on the other end. My opinion to others looking into this school....save yourself the trouble & find a hands on technical school or just jump off a cliff.
Just graduated with my A.S degree! I'm enlisting in the Marine Corps, and my degree is already giving me an extra rank when I start boot camp! If the military accepts Ashworth as a legit institution, I'll definitely be coming back here for my Bachelors!
I am currently in a Master's program with Ashworth and am totally aggravated by the lack of access to faculty. I am tired of receiving graded assignment that say "poor grammar" or other such comments with nothing marked on the assignments, so that I can see what went wrong. I graduated from an Ivy League school and have never received papers back that say "poor grammar," which leads me to believe that the professors may have a poor grammar base which with they are grading. Also, instructions for assignments are convoluted and contradictory. I know that no matter what I submit it will be unsatisfactory. Students need to go through "advisors" to get information back about assignments for progress. I do not understand why, unless it is to save money by not paying for extra faculty time. Good luck to people in these programs. I wish was learning more and could understand why I am getting the grades that I do. Ashworth is quick enough to take money though....
I work full time, 50-60 hours a week. Needless to say, with my schedule it would have been difficult for me to attend a traditional college. I love the fact that Ashworth College allows me to work at my own pace and on my time and not to a predetermined schedule. This is really the only way possible that I could attend college. This is the Only college I found that was this flexible and I researched a Lot before deciding on Ashworth. The courses are challenging, the study material is spot on, and I am actually learning and retaining what I have learned. I would recommend Ashworth to Anyone, especially those who work a lot of hours and don't have a predetermined work schedule. I am very pleased with Ashworth.
Ashworth has the best value for your dollar given the current market of nationally accredited schools. You must agree to the fact that this school is not regionally accredited, their credits do not usually transfer to your state school or other regionally accredited schools. The accreditation is the same as U of Phoenix, Kaplan, Ashford, etc. The customer service was horrible and over the years has greatly improved, you can tell that it has been a concerted effort among the administration to tackle this complaint. Textbooks are from the major publishers like Pearson and McGraw-Hill and if you look up the exact edition you will find them on Amazon for $150-$200. Any online course IMHO is much harder than a classroom setting, you have to do every chapter and the instructor does not decide to skip sections because you are behind. However, you can study any time and you can complete the course at your own pace. This degree will not provide the same caché as NYU or USC, Boston University,etc. it doesn't have the same name recognition as your state school either so don't consider any online nationally accredited school if this is what you want. I do not believe Ashworth is the best school but neither is the state school my son attended. If you have the time and budget I recommend going to a regionally accredited school, preferably the best school you can afford. However, if that is not in your budget or you are an adult learner with experience then consider Ashworth if you wish to get a degree. Certificates are a different beast, those can be hit and miss not just due to what you learn but what the employers are looking in an employee. A Harvard Certificate does look better than an Ashworth certificate, however, is it worth the extra $8k-$15k? In my case this degree works but does put me in a disadvantage to an applicant that has a more prestigious school on their resume, however, I'm never going to attend the prestigious school due to $ and time so I accept that. I would recommend this school as a first option to anyone on a budget looking for an accredited school recognized by the Department of Education. Best of luck.
This is school is very misleading about self pace and the 4th semester is not free. They drag the program out to be as long as they want it to be. They are not prompted at all. Teachers is not helpful, you can't communicate with them in no ways. You are on your own with this school. You have to write papers with each classes. This is a challenging school. Cheap tuition but a lot of tests and papers to do. Now of stuff line up ! I graduated by the grace of God !!!!
Back in 2002 to 2004 I applied for a account degree with Ashworth on line. The studies went great and I did everything I was suppose to do and finish in 2004 with 4.0 GPA. When I went to get my transcripts I was informed that I never finished the program and I explained to them that I had received a confirmation letter stating that I have finished my degree program and that everything would be sent to me they even ask what size ring I worn because I was to get a class ring. Never seen it and to this day I still do not have it or the acknowledgement of my Associate Degree in Accounting I still have all my books sometimes I want to burn them in the fire pit but I have kept them. If they do not stand by what they "teach" or should I say "preach" why are they still offering the on line classes because it is a scam.
I just recently graduate from Ashworth College in AS General Business. The payment plan was great. I was able to get my fourth semester free but you will have to pay for all three semester before enrolling in the fourth semester. All the books are included in tuition which made this great. Southwestern College is a regional college which accept credits from Ashworth College. I hope this help.
I enjoyed my time with Ashworth, although I am not working in the chosen field. I soon will be...thanks Ashworth for the confidence to move on. The price was just right, and all the text material came and off I went. I studied at my own pace and if I had questions they were answered promptly. Couldn't ask for anything more.