Ashworth College Reviews

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  • Reviewed: 11/14/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I attended Ashworth for one semester. The $900 tuition for five classes and free textbooks appealed to me. I decided to give it a shot and see what it was like. Well, I know understand the saying, "You get what you pay for." I never once heard from or spoke with my professor. I received one to two sentence responses on graded work. The textbooks are outdated and several of them looked more like magazines then academic books. Though they're nationally accredited, I've discovered that regionally accredited schools won't accept anything and I'm learning that many nationally accredited schools won't transfer Ashworth credits. This school is certainly one of a kind - and not in a good way. If your simply looking for a piece of paper from an "accredited" school, then Ashworth might be for you. If you actually want to be intellectually challenged or seek coursework with substance and rigor, you will not find it at Ashworth."
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 11/21/2016

Were sorry you were not fully satisfied with your experience at Ashworth College. Your concern is very important to us. I would like the opportunity to obtain more information, so I can review your account and issue. Please Inbox me directly at with your full name and Student ID # to better assist you. Thank you.

Shawn Bryant
Responded: 11/29/2016


Were sorry you were not fully satisfied with your experience at Ashworth College. I would like to speak with you to obtain more information about your Ashworth experience. Please Inbox me directly at with your full name and Student ID # to better assist you. Thank you.

  • Reviewed: 10/19/2016
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"The school is great, and the people who I have talked to over the phone have been polite and ready to solve any concerns. Like with any organization you have to learn patients when it comes to calling the school. Even though my questions and concerns were handled in a timely manner. I completed my Associate of Science Degree in Early Child Hood Education and this year 2016 my Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Child Hood Education. Starting Jan. 2017 will start my Master in Healthcare Administration. I recommend this school regardless of what other negative people may say. This is a great school. Thank you Ashworth College."
  • Reviewed: 10/7/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I just graduate from Ashworth College. This is a good college even though it is nationally accreditation. There are schools accept Ashworth College credits that is regionally accreditation are Liberty University, Southwestern College Professional Studies, Western Governor University, American Military University, West International University, Trident University International. If you are using term schedule, which mean your tuition is paid by your company tuition fund or military tuition assistance. The classes are self pace if you are paying tuition out of pocket for you can take your time to complete the courses. You can only have two courses open at a time in your student portal. Once you are finished your course, just sent a request in the student portal to open your next course. There are no interaction with other students such as group projects or group discussion board for self pace enrollment. All books are included with tuition, the books are mail to your address. Ashworth College do not accept FAFSA. If you are going to get your bachelor, I highly recommend you to get the Associate Degree first because you can have Associate, 4th semester free if you are paid in full, and the courses are the same as the first to fourth semesters. The semester exam you will need a proctor, it can be anyone other than relatives, family, and friends. When you take the semester exam pass the exams on the first or second time, you only have two chances, if you don't you will be place on academic review. I hope this help."
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2016
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"To make a long story short, this was a waste of time and money. Since I graduated from this basic college, I have yet to find an employer that take this diploma that I paid for serious. On top of all that I called them to get a transcript because I'm joining the sheriff department and they have the nerve to charge me to get this nonsense transcript. Really? I do better saying you'll don't exist. I just want to add that I did receive degrees from real schools after finishing at Ashworth College and it does make a big difference. I now hold a MSW and can use it in all the states I have move to."
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 10/6/2016

Hi Dana. Thank you for your post. Were sorry you were not fully satisfied with your experience at Ashworth College. Your concern is very important to us. I would like the opportunity to obtain more information, so I can review your account and issue. Please email me directly at with your full name and Student ID # to better assist you. Thank you.

  • Reviewed: 10/4/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"~ THE REAL DEAL ABOUT ASHWORTH COLLEGE ~ Alright people, here is my experience and the real breakdown of Ashworth College. First, Ashworth College is in fact an accredited school, if you have doubts, go to the U.S. Department of Education website, click on the accreditation search and type in Ashworth College. Rest assure, they are in fact accredited. HOWEVER, they are a nationally accredited school - not regionally accredited. For those who don't know, regionally accredited schools are considered the "gold standard" in academia. These schools include Harvard, University of Alabama, Stanford, Florida State University...get the idea? There are two problems, that I found, which come from attending a nationally accredited school, such as Ashworth College. One, its very difficult finding a regionally accredited school that will recognize and transfer over credits from a NA school. THERE ARE schools out there that will accept NA credits though, its just a matter of reading the schools transfer policies and then sending them your transcript to see if they'll accept them. Don't be disappointed if 9 out of the 10 schools you contact don't accept them, but don't give up searching. The second problem is in regards to licensing. If a career your pursuing requires some kind of state licensing, such as being a teacher - your going to be out of luck, as the majority of state licensing requires that degrees be from regionally accredited schools. ABOUT ASHWORTH - my experience with Ashworth was so-so. I quickly learned that the "tutors" weren't actually tutors. If you have a question about math, you'll likely end up speaking with the same person who "tutored" you with your last science question. They're not tutors. The person you speak with over the phone is most likely not competent in the particular area your inquiring about. Additionally, these "tutors" often seemed bothered whenever I called them. It seemed like I was inconveniencing them by calling and asking for help. They are very low class, low quality people. If your looking for a strong support network and good academic advisors - you won't find it at Ashworth. WHAT I DID - so I enrolled in the Criminal Justice program and wanted to "test the waters." I planned on obtaining an associates degree. During my studies, I was researching tons and tons of schools, reading transfer policies and trying to find a RA school that would allow me to transfer over my RA credits from Ashworth. My planned ultimately worked. I took advantage of Ashworth College's cheap tuition and self-paced courses. I worked daily on my assignments and completed a lot of classes over a one year period. I found a regionally accredited school in IOWA, that accepted every single one of my credits. I ultimately transferred over 90 credits to this institution, leaving me with 10 classes to finish until earning a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited school!! So essentially, I took advantage of Ashworth - not vice versa. In short - you need to do your homework. If you have a plan, figure out exactly what's required in order for you to accomplish your goal. Ashworth will allow you to earn a degree from an accredited school, but if you plan on transferring your credits you need to do your homework and find a school that will accept their credits. Last, don't expect quality service from the people at Ashworth, as the saying goes, "you get what you pay." I hope this helps. Good luck!"
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 10/6/2016

Hey RealDeal. Thank you for your post. We would like to speak with you in more detail about your review. Can you please email me directly at with your full name and Student ID # to better assist you.

  • Reviewed: 9/21/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"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."
jewel eb268
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2016
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
"Ashworth college has problems with their website, as in you will be locked out of their website FOR ENTIRE DAYS. In the class I am studying after you have printed course materials, you cannot get new materials without passing the test, which you cannot do with the site down . They have no tech support either. Most people taking an online course are going to focus on it their day off, so if the site wont work, and there is no tech support, you simply lose a week in your studies and miss your deadlines. If you go on the forums for help it states that they know there is problems and don't contact tech support. No actual assistance. if you are in a hurry or are limited in which times you can study, choose another school."
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 9/26/2016

Hi Jewel,

I do apologize for the inconvenience as our Student Portal website abruptly went down on Sunday, 9/18/2016. Our IT Department was quickly notified and worked diligently to have the Student Portal website available for students on Monday, 9/20/2018. If you are still experiencing issues with logging into or using our Student Portal, please contact Education Services Department at 1-800-224-7234 or email us at

  • Reviewed: 9/15/2016
  • Degree: Human Resources
"My experience with Ashworth College was wonderful. I was able to achieve my goals and complete my degree on my free time. The curriculum for degree program was excellent. The courses were challenging as well as rewarding. All of Ashworth's information was clear and concise. With an understanding, you cannot mistake this. The cost of your degree is reasonable and will not leave you in debt for years to come. Research will show that Ashworth's curriculum is competitive with that of other great online colleges."
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2016
  • Degree: Paralegal
"I was excited to embark on a journey to further my education. I called Ashworth College and spoke with an admissions officer to discuss enrollment. I was told they were an "accredited college. I decided because I had a busy life with two jobs, that online courses were the best option for me, so I enrolled. The lady I spoke with ensured me that the credits would be transferable to other colleges in my area. I began with lesson one and two and completed both lessons of Intro to Business. By that time, I wanted to call my schools here in Mobile, AL, to see if the credits would transfer from Ashworth so that I could obtain my Bachelors in Criminal Justice locally. Guess what!!!?? University of South Alabama and Bishop State Community college does not even recognize Ashworth as a college. Now if a SCHOOL don't recognize another SCHOOL then would a company recognize Ashworth, or your degree obtain from Ashworth? NO, they would not. These people lied to me, took my money and now they want me to pay $343.50 to drop out, due to their fraudulent information. That is BS!!!! I will NOT pay a dime! It hasn't even been two weeks since I signed up and they want me to pay to drop the course because they were dishonest? If anything they can have their dang book (1) back and pay me my $29.00 signup fee that they stole from me. DO NOT ENROLL AT ASHWORTH! They are not ACCREDITED!!! THEY ARE LIARS!!! THEY HAVE DISHONEST PEOPLE WORKING FOR THEM WHO TELL YOU SOME BELIEVABLE BS STORIES JUST TO GET ANOTHER ENROLLEE ON THEIR BOOKS! MY ATTORNEY WILL BE IN TOUCH!!!"
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 9/21/2016

Hi Rebekah,

Were sorry you were not fully satisfied with your experience at Ashworth College. I understand you have questions about our accreditation and transferring credits to another school. Ashworth College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth College has articulation agreements with several regionally and nationally accredited institutions that allow our students to transfer their Ashworth credits to these schools. We are happy to submit your college transcripts completed at Ashworth College, directly to your preferred school. However, policies on transfer credit vary by institution. We ask all students wishing to transfer coursework from Ashworth College to another institution to check with the receiving institution to understand their policy on transfer credits. We would like to speak with you in more detail about your complaint and help resolve your issues. Can you please email me directly at with your full name and Student ID # to better assist you.

Thank you.

Lifelong Learner
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2016
  • Degree: Finance
"I believe the school means well to some level. However, I am not so sure about student services aka administration. They have a similar education and advertisement platform as Penn Foster College. I was transferring credits to this school and they will not do an evaluation of what credits will transfer. You have to enrolled first and then you will know. Be very vigilant about this practice (Penn Foster does the same thing). Anyway, I enrolled and finish the first semester with no issue, but I decided that I wanted to study elsewhere, which I did. Fast forward to the present, I was looking for a place to finish my masters, so I did take a look at them again and called them. When talking to a representative (admission counselor) I was told that my status as student was still active and that I have a debt with the College for a second semester. Two things I am sure, I paid the first semester in full and never enrolled or signed an enrollment agreement again for subsequently semester, no proof provided upon request. So how that is possible after all this years they have me as an active student when I discontinue my studies with them? Second, that I cannot enrolled in a different program and that I still owe them money? It is beyond me. Not the best college out there but certainly not the worst (ITT for example is really bad). If you want an education (trust me you will get one here) that will not put you in debt, Ashworth may be a good possibility to considered. I am willing to given them a try if they can resolve this problems with their administration and admission policies (at the Master degree level that is)."
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 9/12/2016

Thank you for your post. Were sorry you were not fully satisfied with your experience at Ashworth College. In order to better assist you contact our Student Services Department at 1-800-224-7234 and ask to be transferred to Shawn Bryant. I would like to speak with you directly to get more information about your account and help resolve your issue.

Shawn Bryant
Responded: 9/16/2016

I do apologize for the confusion with our Student Services Department. We appreciate having you as an Ashworth student. Our goal is to provide you with an excellent customer service experience on every call. Your concern is very important to us. I would like the opportunity to obtain more information, so I can review your account and issue. Please email me at with your full name and Student ID # to better assist you. Thank you.

This college scammed me!! Stay away from this College!!
  • Reviewed: 9/2/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"I found Ashworth College and thought this was the great college, but I learned quickly that they are not! They are not trustworthy and they're dishonest with their students.I believe they're only in it for the money, they must get a bonus for each student that they enroll. They don;t care about he students they just want their money every month! I first enrolled in the Associates degree program for Healthcare Administration and was very happy with my decision. I even found out that the 4th semester will be free! Months later as I was in the program, I happened to look on their website and saw that they had a new program which was Healthcare management in the Bachelor's degree. I notice that the first four semesters were the exact same as the associates degree in healthcare administration that I was enrolled in, so I knew it would be no problem to transfer all my credits to the BA program in healthcare management. I was excited and called to enroll in that Bachelors program that same day, the lady was so quick to enroll me over the phone, and I was in the program in less than 5minutes! I didn't know later on I was scammed. The next day I called to ask if I would still receive my associates in healthcare administration once I pay off the four semesters since they are identical to the 4 semesters of my Bachelor's degree in Healthcare management. I was told that I will not receive my associates degree in healthcare administration even though the 4 semesters of the the healthcare administration is exactly the same as the healthcare management in the bachelor's degree program! I called them the next day to let them know that I would like to cancel and go back to the associates program, and once I finish my associates, I will go for my BA in healthcare management so I could earn two degrees instead of one degree, it makes sense right? All of my credits will go straight into the BA program if I were to remain in the healthcare adminstration degree, but they tell me I can't and that I can not ''down grade" and I have to stay in the Bachelors degree program in Healthcare Management! I wish I would have known this before I enrolled in the BA program!! So basically if a person enrolls in the associates degree program in healthcare administration and graduate, they can transfer all of their credits from their associates degree and enroll in the Bachelors degree in Healthcare management and finish that, and have TWO DEGREES instead of ONE which I will only have when I finish the program!!! This is not right, and unjust! They could of at least inform me all of this before being so quick to enroll me in the BA degree!! If I would have known this enrolled in the BA and just finish the associates and then transfer to a BA. I wouldn't have a problem with this school if they were to let me get my Associates degree in healthcare administration once all four semesters are paid and let me get my Bachelors in healthcare management after finishing the rest of the semesters which would be 4 left afterwards and fully paid. I was going to get my MBA from Ashworth, but I will not be going after I finish my BA degree after they pulled this mess on me, and I will not recommend this school to none of my friends nor family and anyone who mention this school I will tell them do not attend the school. The best thing to do is just go to your local regionally accredited college. I'm attending my local regionally accredited college now for my associates, and I am pretty sure if I were to switch to the bachelors program, they would not be telling me no I can't, because your "down grading!" Or saying that I can't receive my associates and bachelors degree. What kind of college does that!? And I even ask them if I finish my BA could I get my associates in healthcare administration and they told me NO! They are ridiculous! I see why people say this is not a real college and that this college is a joke! Please go else where, and save your money, because they do not accept financial aid, and you will not receive your degree until your debt is paid in full! I was going to attend the graduation, but decided not to, because this school really disappointed me.I was all for this school despite it being nationally accredited, long waits for papers to be graded, test have more than one answer that is correct or none, I can go on, but I have no choice but to stay with this school, because I am paying all this money out of my pockets and I want to at least finish my degree instead of throwing my money down the drain!"
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 9/7/2016

Were sorry you were not fully satisfied with your experience at Ashworth College. In order to better assist you and future students, we would love to speak with you to obtain more information about your experience. Please contact us at 1-800-224-7234. Thank you and have a great day!

  • Reviewed: 8/24/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"Ashworth College was AMAZING. As a single mom of two boys, I was able to work full time and finish my degree. Ashworth's classes were challenging at times but really kept me thinking and never left me bored. I was able to land a great job in a local hospital making more then I imagined I would upon recently graduating. It took me 5 years to totally finish my degree but worked at my own pace. You can finish your degree much quicker if you want. Every professor I had in my studies helped me by answering various questions and even sending me more material and articles on the topics I was confused about. The advisors and tutors are extremely helpful and always there when you need them. There is no reason for you to not do well in this school. The tuition is a great plus! I will be attending here again to achieve my MBA."
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 9/1/2016

Thank you for your wonderful post. Were glad you enjoyed our BA program. We look forward to having you enrolled into our MBA program.

  • Reviewed: 8/22/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"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."
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 9/1/2016

Hi Jon! Were very excited to hear you enjoyed our program. Your post was very inspiring for future students. We also like to congratulate you on your new job working for a private security firm.

Waiting 2 months for course material and getting no satisfaction! Unheard of!
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2016
  • Degree: Graphic Design
"Very poor material support! Course cannot be completed. No cooperation from the staff when contacted repeatedly. Each time they say be patient but 2 months later still waiting for course material that was pre-paid. Courses should not be offered if the school has no material"
Responded: 9/1/2016

Were sorry you were not fully satisfied with your experience at Ashworth College. In order to better assist you and future students, we would love to speak with you to obtain more information about your experience. Please contact us at 1-800-224-7234. Thank you and have a great day!

Honora Day
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I am graduating again from North Dakota State University in December 2016 with my Masters of Software Engineering. Other universities do accept Ashworth College degrees so you can get a Masters degree in your field. I graduated with honors with my Bachelors of Arts in general studies."
Alice Victoria Britt
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"This college was great!! The school worked with my schedule at work. You have to study to get the degree, but hard work will pay off when you receive that degree. Graduation was so fun and exciting. The Cobb Centre was awesome. You get to see other classes mates that has study hard and went through some of the challenges you went through was through everything! I do wish everyone would consider Ashworth College."
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"My experience with Ashworth college was awesome. I will recommend this school to any and everybody. You can move at your own pace and the payment plan is affordable. Everything is straight forward once you follow the instructions. I am very proud of myself for accomplishing this milestone in my life."
Cederick D. Harris
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2016
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"Ashworth College has became family to me. They are the best college I could have ever chosen. I would do so again because they have inspired me to grow and do greater things in life. Thanks a lot guys!!!! l am still excited over this accomplishment like it was yesterday."
Demetra Ruffin
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"This is a great college. I would recommend this college to anyone. I think I'm going take another course from this college. They are also great People they will not Let you do, they are willing to work with you if you cannot finish your degree on time."
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2016
  • Degree: MBA in Marketing
"Ashworth College provided me with the opportunity of doing online studies while working full time. The tuition is not costly compared to most online or on campus institutions. You study and compete courses at your own pace. I recommend Ashworth and give them ratings of 10/10. Thanks Ashworth"