Ashworth College Reviews

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65% of 431 students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of 431 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Kristina Ennesser
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2023
  • Degree: CAD/Computer Aided Drafting
"DON'T EVER USE! Very unprofessional. Can't even process the payments correctly. Then you get harassed for the $10 late payment they add because they can't do their own process. My account was valid the whole time. I paid the rest and immedialty deleted my card that was on the account. The rating stars should really be able to go into the negative range. 1 star is WAY to high of a rating."
Kris
  • Reviewed: 1/11/2023
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"I won't lie, so far attending this school has been nothing but frustrations and tears. The teachers are NOT helpful whatsoever. I will ask a question and won't get a response till 3 days have gone by at the least, but when they do they tell me to just look in the notes or book. My current teacher however has been the worst I've experienced ever. She would "try" to contact my externship to get questions answered but proceeded to take over a week to respond and not answer the phone (this has happened twice and wouldn't leave a message for my doctor). Outside of that, my externship has finally been accepted by her though I have been in it and trying to get her to accept it for over a month. So now all the work I have done for the assignments will not be graded since she didn't accept it till today. A month of hard work down the drain all because she couldn't answer her stupid email or phone. What a waste of money and time this school is. Her class may be the worst I've had to deal with but she isn't the first. I am trying to reframe from cursing on this review but I am biting my tongue not to. I'm highly disappointed with the teachers, staff, and overall school. But I know if I were to try and drop out they will just make me spend even more money on them. This school is a joke."
Erica-Faye
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2023
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Ashworth College is great! I had been in and out of school working towards a Bachelors degree for almost 17 years! I first enrolled in Ashworth to obtain an Undergraduate Certificate. Once that was complete, I decided to go all the way and I enrolled for my Bachelors. They took all of my prior college credits which was amazing and left me with very few courses remaining. Plus, the price was just right! I finished within a little over two months and I could not be happier!"
C. Linsangan
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2022
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"As an adult learner, I'm elated and proud that I completed this program! It catered to my needs as a busy parent, and I never had issues with this school. I graduated twice and referred my son, who graduated in Accounting. It helps us both with our career advancements! I also referred several of my friends and family!"
Elizabeth
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2022
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"I can never understand the negative feedback for Ashworth or the other cheaper online colleges. It is the very same curriculum and books! You just pay less and work more on your own, without having to get dressed and sit in some class and listen to some guy for two hours. I have taken many smaller courses at Ashworth and Pennfoster, which is now one and the same. There is a great deal to be learned if you wish to apply it. Just pay for your course, call if you need help, be polite and talk to the other students that also aid you through your courses. There are some wonderful Professors at Ashworth, who at the moment is in transition, be patient when needing assistance. They are upgrading everything across the board,(from what I read and see). I think people are going to enjoy it even more. It will be well-sectioned and easier to get around, and everything will be laid out for you even better than currently. The only issue I have had and this, just once, was a snarky ticket response that offered no help in getting a paper graded. In all the time I have attended. I resubmitted it, and it was graded the next morning. Before I ever took one course at the college (way back in the early 2000's) I called local colleges with the Education ID and asked up front if the courses are excepted and, yes they are at most of your local college campuses. I re-verified this in 2021. I could go on to a master's program at my local college after this. I have had a great experience at the college and I recommend it, the staff has been very wonderful to me each time I have called and helpful. Besides, it is so much cheaper than traditional colleges. Who can afford 300,000 plus for a degree anymore? Who would want the debt? If you have doubts what I say is true, be nice, pay your bill, and do the work, and you will have no issues, trust me, I'm a grandma and I am still learning, and starting my own business because I want to help others with some skill, knowledge, and heart. I have had many job offers from what I have learned at Ashworth as well. Go ahead sign up and learn! I am so glad I did!"
VALERIE J WILLIAMS
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2022
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I paid for Medical Billing and Coding, but when I logged in the classes were for Pharmacy Tech. I tried to call and email to get this corrected, but nobody ever answers the phone or email. Tried to do a chargeback, didn't work. THIEVES!!!! Now I'm out of the money that I paid and can't do anything about it. Just give my money back thieves!!"
Michelle
  • Reviewed: 10/29/2022
  • Degree: Marketing
"This school not only has terrible customer service and horrible response to students, but they also have VERY questionable grading practices. I got nothing out of this program. Please do not make the same mistake I did and waste your time and money. Go somewhere with academic integrity, and where the staff and instructors care about students."
Heather N
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2022
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"CONSTANT issues with the student portal. You can't access your courses because there is constantly the following error message: Sorry. We could not auto-log you into your Lessons. Try again in a minute then contact Student Services. I file tickets daily and no resolution so far"
Carrie J
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2022
  • Degree: Hospitality Management
"The travel agent program is not worth the price, please beware and not make the same mistake as me. It was almost $1000 for really nothing,more of just a slide show and information you can find right online for free. They do have a simulation but I just don't think it's worth the money."
Angelica perez
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2022
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"My experience with As worth college has been a great one The teacher are great and have shown me a lot of support thank you for your support Angelica Perez got my High Scholl through Education Direct and Associated through Early Education continue Bachelors I even grew so much with my education in prove my self so much. I prove to my self I could let the world know you can to. I love learning is the best experience in my life. I went to private School grammar Saint Bridge School and Immaculate High my grade overall were great I am so proud of myself.I lived at lower East at NYC NY where its about strength courage and support .Its called let learn more and more.It never too its called lets get together. The kind of mother that has a Hero Slides Perez that got his High Scholl from education Direct too our Hero too Thank you"
Deborah Sadler
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2022
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"Absolutely the worst experience trying to get faculty to support the student. Condensending attitude and unwilling to problem solve or give guidance. Intructions for online courses are inadequate and you are sent to multiple websites to find course materials. Save your money and app.y to a school with integrity."
Tracey Armstrong
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"If I could they would get a zero from me. They do not answer emails in a timely manner and sometimes not at all. They have no tutors for bookeeping. When I made an appointment to speak to a tutor, the guy says he is a tutor but he isn't going to help me. I had to make one of their tickets that they never answer. Do not waste your time or money. They do not care. They cant even direct you to a link or video for you to look at."
T.S. Rose
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"My program was a bunch of PowerPoint and PDF files you are supposed to read through and take a test/submit an assignment at the end. This. IS NOT a standard interactive online program. You get what you pay for. Don’t expect to get a quality bookkeeper certificate for $700 when other schools are charging $8-$15,000 for a much similar program. Shop programs before wasting $1 on this garbage. I read through the first class slides, I never took one test or one assignment. I was only able to get less than a 50% refund. Look at a real program through Purdue Global or Bryant Collegr depending on your budget."
Mel
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2022
  • Degree: Psychology
"I potentially recommend attending this College, if you are determined to study on your own independently. I graduated with honors after five years in Psychology, and attending this College was a wise decision. I am currently pursuing a Masters in Psychology at a regionally accepting university Ashworth College credits."
Mary
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2022
  • Degree: Computer and Information Science
"This school is the worst. They just want your money. The teacher and the online studies is super fake. Horrible customer service and are fast to put you in collection to get your money. If you can try to avoid this school never had a bad experience with a school. Bad decisions I ever made. Lesson learn. Make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else."
Noel
  • Reviewed: 4/17/2022
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"I've seen a lot bad reviews which I think is bull I had no problems at all.when I first started I started with certified for Legal aide but found out that it was for me so I called and switched to vet tech and I was switched fast no problem.When I attended CTU I have a debt 68k which I can't pay .So I would recommend this College for those who don't want a huge debt."
Lisa A Hollett
  • Reviewed: 4/12/2022
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"The online program for medical billing and coding it's not good and I would not recommend it to anybody. The courses are very vague and do not have much to do with the medical billing and coding. It's more geared to being just an office assistant or receptionist."
Marcia Horbacio
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2022
  • Degree: Psychology
"I am attending Ashoworth College and I have always been so happy with the customer service, with the quality of instruction and with the way it is affordable. I do not have words to say how happy I am for having chosen this College! I would recommend to people who dream about having a degree and do not have a lot of free time and also do not have a lot of money to pay expensive schools."
Mils
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2022
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Ashworth college was the best decision I made in pursuing my education and degree, I finish my Associates degree in 6 months which I was amazing of the self pace, and now I am in my 6th semester for the healthcare management, this school is very affordable for under $8k you get to have a associates and a bachelor's degree, I am happy I will be finishing my degree with no college debt. I just wish they had a master's program like before. 100% recommended"
multitudinous
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2021
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"This is going to detail my experience and personal results relative to Ashworth College... Over the past 10 years, I enrolled in and attended several colleges (both online and in person). I received my associate's finally after about 7-8 years! The timing just was never right for me to finish honestly. I was just do glad to have earned an associate's back in 2020, but even so, I still felt the need to attain my bachelor's - coming from my families, college was just not really what they did in their 20s, or really ever. But still, my mom sort of ingrained in my head that the same way you expect to go to high school after middle school would be the same way you would expect to attend college and get a bachelor's after high school. So not having it still just felt wrong - I was disappointed in myself for not living up to this. To shorten this up a bit... Before Ashworth I attended a technical college, two universities, and a college. All were regionally accredited, which is the most desirable accreditation for US secondary institutions. Ashworth's worst flaw is that it is nationally accredited, which doesn't bother me. Paying attention to job descriptions reveals that an accredited bachelor's degree is required, without specification of which accreditation one should have - after questioning this and conducting research into this, I found that most did not really care about which accreditation a college had, as long as it was accredited by the US Dept. of Education. Ashworth is. However Ashworth is not a participant of Federal education funds/grants/loans/etc. But as of now, the end of 2021, this college's tuition is actually affordable in such a way that you honestly do not need to worry about getting in that much debt. They do offer one scholarship, or they used to. I am unsure about details of that right now. Currently, a semester costs well under $1,500, and a discount off that if you can pay out in full. Generous monthly payment plans available. For two semesters, I want to say it's still under $3,000. And there's a fairly simple way to get the fourth semester paid for. You can get a bachelor's degree for a great price, a price that is still far less than the cost of just one year at most colleges! Just because Ashworth is an online college with national accreditation does not mean their coursework lacks in any way. I always have excelled on math - took AP Calculus in high school, made an A, plus earned my college credit on the exam. I still found their business statistics and statistical analysis courses to be slightly challenging! Even with the open book policy! Most tests in this college are open book. But if you think that means you could just easily skip learning anything and just answer questions with information simply found in the online text, and then just easily move on through.. you'd be incorrect. I actually have learned genuinely valuable and applicable knowledge from courses at Ashworth. Each course also requires like two writing assignments. And they will definitely read them, so don't think it's a free 100. You have to put in real effort to get that A. That being said though, the selling point for me what the REAL option of this college being SELF-PACED. So many others incorrectly claim this. But I just finished my first semester with Ashworth (transfered about 70-75 credit hours on total - fairly generous with that process too - and they're fairly quick with transcript evaluations). I completed this semester in about two months, which is quite fast. But that doesn't mean I just "zoomed" on through. It required a lot of time on my end, with a lot of effort and self-motivation as well. If you aren't self-motivated to complete your work, don't go here. Really, if you're like that, I don't think there's any legitimate college you should attend... But Ashworth does require one to have a bit more of self-motivation just because of its set-up. Also, another downside is the lack of degree and course offerings. They offer what I would deem as just enough. But I still wish there were a couple more subject areas (I like taking a bit of everything possible really - I like learning in all areas to have at least some level of knowledge in most things). Overall, my recommendation regarding Ashworth is YES. I think they are worth it. And to sum this up, I would like to add this last portion in without being too specific. So attending Ashworth led me to applying for a job through one of their sister institutions... My previous and current experience with both work and education has seemed to work out for the better. I hope to move up within the organization upon earning my bachelor's - this job seems wonderful and has great benefits... And it's the highest paying job I've actually had, like ever. And since it's affiliated with Ashworth, well, I'm glad I decided to go to Ashworth. It seems to be helping me educationally and professionally, so this college has already significantly helped improve my life before I've even graduated."