Ashworth College Reviews - Associate in Business
Review of Business Associate Degrees
I finished the degree and found my opportunities increase. Ashworth is a great school of your are self-disciplined and motivated. It is very compatible for a full time job and school. I would recommend Ashworth to anyone looking to further their education and increase employment.
So I read reviews before I enrolled in this school. Some were good. Some were bad. Some were awful enough to make me wonder if I should rethink my decision. I started my classes on the 6th of this month (December). It is now the 14th and I am pretty much done with two of my classes. I have two assignments left to turn in for both classes. I actually could have already been done with the assignments, but I have a newborn so I decided to take a break from doing school work for a second just to clear my head. At first I thought to myself, "This is way too easy... what's the catch??" But as a former student of Georgia State University and Atlanta Technical College, it's really not much different. The thing that makes a brick and mortar school harder is that you actually have to get up everyday and physically attend class. It takes longer because there is someone in the front of the class that gets paid to literally lecture to you and so they pretty much waste your time telling you things that you could read about on your own time. I actually enjoy working at my own pace. Truth be told, these online classes actually have more exams than I had for any of the classes I took at the University. The reading material isn't much different. I read people's reviews about the textbooks, but the textbook that I received in the mail today looked just like the textbooks I got from any of the other schools. People complained that the textbooks were written specifically for Ashworth College, but Georgia State's textbooks were written specifically for them too... and written by their professors. NO DIFFERENCE. As long as you get the information you're supposed to get, it shouldn't matter. I also love how AFFORDABLE it is. I am a military wife so I was able to use MyCAA for my associates program, which means I'm not paying anything out of pocket at all. I love that their textbooks are included in the tuition price because MyCAA doesn't cover textbooks. So far I haven't had any issues with communication. Whenever I have a question, my enrollment representative is more than happy to respond to me in a timely manner. I'm overseas so this completely works for me. I knocked out a whole semester worth of classes through transfer credits and will more than likely be pursuing my bachelors degree through Ashworth as well. I haven't taken any finals yet so not really sure how that process works. One could easily finish all 4 semesters of the associates program in 4 months or a lot less if you really just take the time to sit down and do the assignments. I could've easily finished a semester in a week at the rate that I was going had I not taken a break.
Steer clear of Ashworth College. The President/CEO of the school doesn't even have his doctorate or Ph.D. The "tutors" aren't actually educators at all. The tuition is cheap because your getting a cheap education. Outdated textbooks, easy quizzes, and no contact with your professor (class act, right?). You know what I found interesting - it seems that the schools marketing department spends a lot of time on this website reading these posts. I doubt state universities are paying their employees to do the same - they're probably investing that money in hiring staff to really educate their students! Go elsewhere
This program worked well for me. It allowed me to enter the corporate workforce and I am now running my own successful business. Like most things, it is what you make it.
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.
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 am working on my general studies degree with Ashworth. At the same time I was accepted into the bachelors degree program in business adm at King College which is a private owned christian college. I go once a week on campus and I will earn my BBA in 16 months. They accepted all of ashworths credits and it saved me alot of money since I do not qualify for financial aid. If any of you are interested the college has online programs also and they will accept your ashworth credits.
I did not get my business class. degree at ashworth because it requires hard accounting classes, etc that I HAVE to take at King so I dont want to have to take it twice so I just went for my general studies, to get my general credits and some easy electives.I paid around 3200 for my assc. degree. I know many pple that are in debt for 20,000 or more for an assc. degree. I will graduate debt free and thanks to ashworth.
The downside is the customer service is not that great if something complicated comes up. And some of the books were VERY old. I had a math book that had tax law from 1998..they really need to update their stuff..but I have been getting mosty books from 2010 so Im good.