Ashworth College Reviews - Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

3.42 out of 5 stars
(17 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
92% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
82% of 17 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Sul A - 12/23/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
3.2 out of 5 stars
Roger - 11/1/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"I completed my Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Ashworth which had been a lifelong goal. The format , pace and price are the right fit for a busy working adult with family commitments who wants to complete their education. I immersed myself in the curriculum, which allowed me to retain a lot of the information from the program and that's exactly what I wanted. I am actively looking for a regionally accredited Graduate degree program in Criminal Justice and I feel that the education I received here at Ashworth College provided me with the tools I need to succeed at the Graduate level. In order to provide the reader with full disclosure , I have to mention the areas where Ashworth has to improve. The customer and administrative services at this school are awful. Expect to have your requests delayed, answered incorrectly or have the contracted employees treat you with little care or regard for your education. This is an area where Ashworth has to greatly improve, and if you notice a great deal of the negative responses on this site are due to the fact that they receive really poor customer service when they ask for assistance. Here is a general warning for students who require a real professor or staff to guide them along through their course of study, there are no real instructors for these courses. This is a true self-paced model, where the student has to be an independent learner in order to succeed, especially at the Bachelors levels as the course work does get more difficult. You will have access to tutors and a real life human being will correct your papers with feedback, but there is little else outside of those areas where you have live interaction with classmates or directly with the instructor, it is almost non-existent in most of the programs. Lastly, I wish Ashworth College would fine tune its programs and apply for regional accreditation for their college programs, so the issue could finally be put to rest. I am in a government position and the degree is fully recognized, but if they would finally take the leap and get regional accreditation it really would elevate Ashworths reputation. Those of us that are sick of hearing about the debate of who holds the gold standard in accreditation could finally rest knowing that Ashworth has made the commitment to offer the so called most accepted form of accreditation for their students."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Vito - 8/31/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"I have enrolled for the AA program but I was so pleased of the course that I continued, the staff always answer the phone and provide guidance and help when necessary The course is at your own pace and very clear, it really challenged me and, being an English second language student it improved also my English ... will enroll in the master program soon."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jerry - 3/4/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014
"For me this was the way to earn my degree. I hated driving to classes after working all day. At first I was very concerned about attending Ashworth due to the negative comments I saw on the web about customer service or that its a scam. But I figured I would give it a try as I have started and quit 3 different times. Signing up took a bit that that was expected. I took advantage of the chance to test out of some of the classes in order to save money and time. This took a bit to get going but it did work out great for me. I was able to test out of 7 classes which saved me a lot of time and money in the end. Some of the classes were very easy for me and others took me back to studying once again. I did have to contact the school but it was due to my own issues and there policies. I never once had a negative contact with their customer service. If I felt I was right I would explain why and to my surprise they listened and ended up siding with me. I have not used my degree to move up in my career but I have moved on in my career and I do believe having this degree helped me and gave me one more item that others did not have. You get what you put into Ashworth I believe. If you want A's then you must do the work to get them. If you want to just get by and earn your degree at your own pace and your own environment then that path is there as well. The best part for me is that when I could no longer afford to pay upfront for each term I was able to finance my education with Ashworth with no interest. Granted you have to pay this loan before you receive your degree but you are listed as completed until your loan is paid in full. I wish I would have done this 20 years ago but of course this was not around then."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Jackie - 5/28/2014
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014
"Recently completed my criminal justice degree at Ashworth college... I am so happy to receive my college degree! It was 3 years well spent. I sort of slacked off for a few months but I was back on it."
4.0 out of 5 stars
JL - 3/31/2014
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"I have attended Ashworth College since 2012 to get my bachelors degree in criminal justice. I have had no problems and the school has been very helpful. My employers who have regionally accredited degrees had no problem with the school being DETC accredited. I have nothing but good things to say about Ashworth and it has been a great experience for me."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 6/11/2013
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year:
"I enrolled in Ashworth's Criminal Justice Bachelors Program. The course is worthless in my opinion. Before you can study anything about criminal justice you have to go these useless subjects on how to study...Are you kidding me! I know how to study okay! My thoughts are that they have these time wasting courses just to keep you enrolled in activity to get your money. I advise that anyone looking to enroll in a quality accredited degree program, check out Penn Foster College. Good luck out there in your search. In closing, I'm going to close-(-: GoNavy!"