Ashworth College Reviews - Bachelor's in Criminal Justice
RUN AWAY. This is not a regionally accredited school Let me repeat, NOT REGIONALLY ACCREDITED! Save yourself the money, time & headaches & seek another school. They may be DEAC accredited but I can assure most employers will not accept this degree. You totally get what you pay for & no wonder why its so cheap.
I would like to add my review regarding Ashworth College. I have been with James Madison High School and Ashworth College for 5 years now. I have not once been treated poorly by my teachers and i always received a reply in a timely manner. I see that many reviews are not covering the course work and are instead covering customer service. My material has always been the most recent. I have had zero issues when it came to my textbooks. All the material was relevant and orderly. My course work is great and i enjoy the overall layout. I am part of the honors society and i would like to point out that i still am able to be challenged with my work load. It isn't too easy nor is it too hard. Now let me cover the customer service aspect of this school. Yes, i have dealt with two not-so-friendly representatives and i made a report and they were dealt with accordingly. That was 3 years ago and i have never had an issue since. I pay my tuition in full every semester and have no been hit with any fees that were not disclosed in the student handbook. I truly enjoy this school and the online community! I do recommend this institution to anyone who wants an affordable, flexible and accredited education.
From their Vice President to their Customer Service Reps this college is extremely unprofessional. There have been numerous issues with courses, transcripts being evaluated, waiting too long to have assignments graded, books on back-order, quizzes within the courses not having the same information as in the book and just overall confusion and madness. I am surprised this college is even still running! I neglected to mention how I have never been able to get a tutor. It always sends me back to the recorded greeting. Terrible college. The only good aspect is the price.
I graduated in 2016 with my Associates in Criminal Justice from Ashworth. The degree granted me contract PFC with the United States Marine Corps, so I began studies for my Bachelors in 2017 while enlisted. It's cheap and recognized through the Department of Education, which is honestly the most important thing to employers these days. If you grew up in a poor family like me and you and your family never had enough money to send you to college, Ashworth is an amazing opportunity to get a quality degree at an affordable price. I've honestly learned a lot just by teaching myself online.
This school is legit. Everyone talking a out transfer credits.... why bother when you don't need to? Regionally Accredited schools do one thing and one thing only, CHARGE you more. Ashworth does not. You can get an Associates, Bachelors and Masters here. If you want to transfer to a regionally accredited school, you can transfer to American Public/Military University and get the rest of your degree from them. They are also reasonably priced. Don't let people scare you. They are just afraid to hustle. The quality of the material from this school is right in the middle. It isn't Harvard, but it isn't high school level either. It is challenging and requires work. I LOVE how the text books are professional and used by the same Regional schools. They cut through the BS and let you read about the main points quickly, instead of going through a ton of material and shit you don't actually need. I have learned so much from my classes and it truly is at your own pace.
Tech support is good and they respond quickly. The website goes down for maintenance every once in awhile as they update classes and materials. All my books and materials are automatically sent with no need to download additional materials. Always a quick response to questions from professors. Tuition is reasonable, and never had any issues with making payments. The site is easy to navigate and the classes are excellent.
I would recommend Ashworth College to anyone who wants to get a degree, but does not want to spend a fortune. Ashworth is nationally accredited and that is really all that matters when looking for jobs. No company really cares about where you went to school unless you are trying to be a doctor or a lawyer. If you are looking for the best true value for your money that IS accredited go with Ashworth. I was a corrections officer and once I graduated from Ashworth with my Bachelors in Criminal Justice I was able to secure a much better job with a private security firm making 50% more than I was before.
If you are a full time parent, spouse and work a full time job, Ashworth College is for you! Ashworth allowed me to advance in my career by achieving my education goals. I have completed my Associates Degree, Bachelor's Degree, and am currently pursuing my Master's at Ashworth College.
Ashworth College is a great school for busy individuals like myself. The tuition is very affordable and I was able to graduate debt free. The quality of the program was good and the materials were easy to understand. The student services team is phenomenal and were always available when I needed them. I'd highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a flexible, affordable and accredited degree or diploma.
I was suspicious of the school before I enrolled. I looked it up online and checked their BBB status and I felt comfortable to join. I had a very good experience with them. The text books were mailed in on time. The instructors were always helpful when I needed them. I did not need them a lot because the study materials they provided were self-explanatory. I am glad to be a part of Ashworth college. I know I don't have to worry about disheartening student loan.