Ashworth College Reviews - Bachelor's in Marketing
I am a veteran, and have been using my benefits to pay for school. I noticed a lot of the bad reviews have been associated with money. I cannot really attest to the validity of that because I am not paying out of pocket. Other than that, the course work is flexible. It is clear cut and still lets you have a life while earning a degree. I do sometimes question the credibility of the college just because it is a for profit college. I have not had any issues yet. If I have problems or need assistance I have always been accommodated. I have only had a positive experience thus far and feel like I am learning a lot. I also like that they have live graduations available.
I'm actually still working on my bachelors. Just a heads up if you see you only made a certain grade and wanna better it they will not honor your grade. Its a huge slap in your face. Especially after you wasted your time and not to mention how much money you wasted on this school. Im only accepting the final scores i made i will Not accept the way they grade. I have proof of the 100% i got. I no longer recommend this school to my friends and family. Im sorry i chose this when i could have paid for a more honorable school.
The school is nationally accredited not regionally. It will not transfer to your state schools. It transfers to most nationally accredited schools not regionally accredited schools (there are some exceptions, but few). Get over the name, it is not going to impress anyone. Some jobs require a regionally accredited degree, Ashworth does not apply and will not work for you. Cost is the only reason I chose Ashworth, the books are included and it really is self-paced. The tech errors or delays are minimal and the same I experienced when attending a state school. The customer service is hit and miss, some people are nicer than others, again, the same as I experienced in a state school. Some teachers barely read my papers and other's gave me great insight on how to improve my structure or focus on my papers. If you feel embarrassed about getting an education from this school then don't apply. Please do not discourage those that are looking to improve their prospects. It is accurate to inform people that a nationally accredited degree is limited on transferability as opposed to a regionally accredited degree. You may not transfer to NYU, Berkely, Boston State, community college etc. w/ credits from Ashworth This degree helped me in my career and in my personal/professional growth as a marketing executive. I'm now considering Ashworth for my Master's degree. This decision is due to cost mostly but the flexibility and self-pace really helped me during busy times at the office. It is helpful when you cannot take a week or two off of school and you have travel or deadlines. May you find success on your journey to higher education.
If you seriously care about your education please do not go here. It is not regionally accredited which means if you want to transfer to another or better school, they won't take your credits. Customer service is condescending and rude, completely unhelpful, and the instructors are not educated enough. The material used is years out of date, citing things from 10 years ago. I am trying to transfer to another school now and I'm extremely limited. After my first semester, I'm positive this school is useless and not even worth going there free.
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!
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.
College was exactly that. Long hours of study, difficult projects. Classes you know really want to do or fully understand... but rewarding when you are finished. I started off with the Bachelor's program, but had switch to Associates as it fit better with my educational goals. After I was finished, I called the school and re-enrolled back in to the Bachelor's program.
I am a recent graduate of Ashworth with a degree in Marketing. I currently have a career in marketing with one of the US's largest and most respected resort/outdoor recreation companies. I am also in the process of obtaining my Masters from Capella, which is an institution that holds the same regional accreditation as all the state colleges around this region (HLC-NCA). Transferring from Ashworth was harder than transferring from community college when attempting to move between institutions holding different accreditation standards. Not all brick and mortar schools view alternative methods of education as valid and subsequently the distance education accreditation that they hold. The education I received was on par with my experience at state college with obvious exceptions in learning styles. Ashworth is more akin to homeschooling. It is up to you to be motivated and willing to budget your effort. You’ll be utilizing the same text books as state but will be in a situation where you won’t have a teacher to explain every detail should you need it. You also must be prepared to succeed. Given the opportunity, I admit that I would have gladly abandoned an accounting course once I had a passing grade but the college would not allow me to move forward until I had passed every exam, quiz, and assignment. This is a detail I did not realize until well into the curriculum but is for the best. If you’re dedicated, driven, and a self-learner, this could be for you. If you need to hear a teacher’s opinion on every detail, this is probably not for you. If you’re up for it, it’s a great alternative to traditional lecture based education. I would score 4 ½ stars if I could. This is due to communication being slower than I would have liked from the school.