Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (257)
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.
This is school is very misleading about self pace and the 4th semester is not free. They drag the program out to be as long as they want it to be. They are not prompted at all. Teachers is not helpful, you can't communicate with them in no ways. You are on your own with this school. You have to write papers with each classes. This is a challenging school. Cheap tuition but a lot of tests and papers to do. Now of stuff line up ! I graduated by the grace of God !!!!
Back in 2002 to 2004 I applied for a account degree with Ashworth on line. The studies went great and I did everything I was suppose to do and finish in 2004 with 4.0 GPA. When I went to get my transcripts I was informed that I never finished the program and I explained to them that I had received a confirmation letter stating that I have finished my degree program and that everything would be sent to me they even ask what size ring I worn because I was to get a class ring. Never seen it and to this day I still do not have it or the acknowledgement of my Associate Degree in Accounting I still have all my books sometimes I want to burn them in the fire pit but I have kept them. If they do not stand by what they "teach" or should I say "preach" why are they still offering the on line classes because it is a scam.
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 enjoyed my time with Ashworth, although I am not working in the chosen field. I soon will be...thanks Ashworth for the confidence to move on. The price was just right, and all the text material came and off I went. I studied at my own pace and if I had questions they were answered promptly. Couldn't ask for anything more.
I have nothing but good things to say about this college. Like most of you, I was skeptical about the national accreditation and reputation of the school. What I've learned over the past two years of completing my degree, is that the weight of your degree isn't in the degree itself, it's in your own professional demeanor. If I present myself professionally, confident, and knowledgeable in my interviews, employers don't care much about the fact that I have the degree except to check off that I have it. They care more about the employee they're hiring, and that they took the time to get one in the first place. Ashworth College has never tried to hide or "cover up" anything from me; when I call in with questions, they give it to me straight. I've never had any customer service issues like so many others have claimed, and I'm beginning to think the problems with customer service start with the student, not with the representative. The only academic issues I ever encountered were APA format (which is my own doing - I've always struggled with APA format) and college algebra (again, always struggled with it before.) So there was nothing wrong with any of the course materials on their end. In fact, their materials are set up in a very easy-to-learn way with their text books and 20-question exams. It's just enough for you to remember each chapter without feeling overwhelmed. I will be continuing with my Associate degree to my Bachelor degree with Ashworth. At the price and quality of education, it can't be beat. I'm living with an Ole Miss University student here in Mississippi, and I compared my college algebra class to his. He's learning the exact same materials in his class at a highly ranked university. Best of luck to y'all.
I was told they would help find externship only to find out that was a lie. I was told would have to pay an extra 200+ for one. Are you serious. Then when I go online again I see where they included it in the newer course offered to others. This is not even three months later!!! I felt betrayed and was not able to find an externship on my own. I feel like I paid for nothing. Then at graduation time I paid for all my stuff only to have to not be able to attend because my daughter was hopitalized with a serious rare condition. So I asked could I be sent my diploma cover and anything They handed out at graduation. I explained to them in detail what was going on and that I would provide all information needed was told it would code me 30 for the diploma cover and I could come back in 2016 and attend that graduation. Since I was unable to get externship or anything else as far as training in just hanging on to a piece of paper that I can't use. I suggest you go to a school to get some hands-on as well as a real teacher, they can't provide you with help to questions in your book as far as question review or sampling the exam. How am I suppose to know if I got it right of they can't even help explain the correct answer to you.
I'm currently taking an online course for certification in Construction Management. I've worked in construction for the past 20 years but thought I would like to get a certificate and/or further education not to start a job in the industry but to further my knowledge. Ashworth seemed to be a good fit for that given my schedule. Seemed like a good school at the start but ....I sent my transcripts to them within a month of starting the course. On their home page of your account the status of your transcripts is shown. After a month my status still showed as transcripts not received. I inquired. They said they had not received them. I then had my school send them directly to me then forwarded the sealed copies to Ashworth again. Ashworth STILL had not received them. Now the school has locked me out of my account because they claim to have not received my transcripts. I, for a third time, have had them sent. That was requested 2 weeks ago. Ashworth claims to still have not received them. Everytime I inquire about this I receive a very generic message that instructs me how to submit them. I didn't ask for instructions. I asked if they looked in their mailbox. They might find 3 copies of my transcripts. This all feels like a scam to collect money and block my access. I'm furious and have now blocked them from my bank account until they find at least one copy of my transcript.
Ashworth was a good choice for me and my schedule. I work full-time, have a family, and needed a more flexible schedule. I was able to work at my own pace. If you study and work hard, then you will not have a problem. I do not believe this school is a scam at all. I had contact with my teachers, and they gave me feedback on all my papers. I you are looking for a prestigious University, this is not the school for you. However, if you are looking for a degree, low cost, and flexibility...this is a great school. I have no complaints.
First of all, to those haters out there who try to cast a bad light over Ashworth, you need to find something better to do. Often these individuals can't even spell properly..which is evident in their reviews. I personally finished my A.S. in Education this month. I had an awesome experience. It was not always easy but I got through. I am tired of people complaining. The price is so affordable that even if the staff was rude it would still be far worth it. Give the school a chance!