Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (253)
First, let me say that I did not finish the course. This is only a review of my time with Ashworth. To take the medical billing and coding course you MUST be able to teach yourself. Essentially they give you information, it is up to you to learn it. The tests are incredibly easy and aren't an indicator of what you have learned thus far. I also recommend that you purchase additional books on the subject. (I found Medical Billing and Coding/ Medical Terminology for Dummies quite helpful.) That being said, if you are willing to put in the work yourself this is a good program for the price. As to contacting Ashworth...if you can avoid it, don't. It takes forever for anyone to get back with you and you're constantly speaking to someone new. It took days to get in touch with someone who could help me with cancelling my program. It's very frustrating, but considering the price of the program I can't complain too much. Overall, if you are looking for an affordable medical billing and coding program then Ashworth is fine. Just know that you get what you pay for at least in terms of customer service.
Just graduated with my associates in Computer Information System. I have great things to say about the school and some not so great. Quite a few folks are dogging Ashworth, but I want to clear some things about the school. First, are credits transferable? They aren't. Don't come here and expect to transfer to another school with them. Most folks enrolling here should know that once they're in, they should see it through. Is communication with teachers hard? It can be. Some teachers are easy to get a hold of, some are not. I never experienced a time where it hindered my course work. Are textbooks outdated? Some might be a few revisions behind, but if you ever taken a college course in your life, you know very little changes from revision to revision. We all know that is mainly a ploy to force students into buying the latest and greatest. Is Ashworth a for-profit school? Yes. But if it wasn't for the endless stream of taxpayer dollars propping public universities, they would also be for-profit. It really doesn't change the educational experience. I will add that sometimes dealing with student center hotline can be dreadful, so be patient with some of these people. Having said all that, Ashworth does, in fact, offer amazing value. They proved to be cheaper than even most community colleges. The student portal is well-laid out and easy to navigate and use. Course material is college grade and can range from easy to moderately difficult depending on your major. The approach of 'school at your own time' is great for those working moms and dads that can only squeeze in a few hours of schooling a week. I was able to finish my associates degree in under a year. I attempted to get a degree 3 other times in the past. Sitting in a classroom with some idiot kid never worked for me. Ashworth's formula worked great for me. So, if you're a working person out there, perhaps with a family, that needs a degree because new society realities are forcing you to get one, Ashworth College might just be what you're looking for. And no, I don't work for Ashworth. I'm a newly graduated student that is extremely happy with the results.
I attended Ashworth College for my BS in Psychology. I wanted to become a Case Manager of some sort, at the time I had no idea what I wanted to do for my career. I finish my BS paying a little over $11,000 because of my extensions for work. I now work at Treatment Center (Substance Abuse) and I'm very please with my pay rate above $18 hr for two years now. I could not have achieved my career without my BS from Ashworth College.
I started the RN to BSN program on Jan 17 th and just finished the first class. My instructor was nice and caring calling me weekly to discuss any issues. The first class was hard but everyone at Ashworth was very helpful. The classes affordable with payment plans and I work on my own schedule
This is a online college, if this isn't what you wanted then go attend a college. This school offers the same as any other college, but you must know how to steer your life no one going to do it for you. With that all said, I have no problems with all the, classes, assignment or instructors. Yes, you get what you pay for for Ashworth Associate $3600 phoenix Associate $27,000 you do the math. Are you there to learn or pay?
I'll make this short and sweet... Prospective students, please do your homework and read through some of these comments. There is a reason why people take time out of their life to warn others of Ashworth College. Sure there are good and bad comments...but there are a lot of bad comments. Yes, the school is Nationally Accredited, which is actually held to a lower standard than Regionally Accredited schools. Yes, it's accrediting agency is recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education (search for yourself). However, if your occupation requires any sort of licensing - YOU ARE OUT OF LUCK. Also, if you plan to transfer your undergraduate credits to a regionally accredited school - GOOD LUCK - In my opinion, 8 out of 10 regionally accredited schools will not accept credits from a nationally accredited school. I'd say 9.5 out of 10 will not accept Ashworth's credits. How do I know? Because I spent a very long time reading transfer policies and talking to admissions counselors at various schools around the U.S. One school in Missouri flat out said, "We won't accept anything from Ashworth." Ashworth College is cheap, yes, but you get what you pay for - EXTREMELY little if any interaction from professors. The feedback you receive on assignments is maybe two sentences. Ashworth College being "FOR PROFIT" should say it all.
Well I completed my program 1/25/2017 paid in full the only thing I hate is you have to find your own place to get your certification. So what if you can't find a place to get your certification or a place to volunteer at I would of lost a lot of money. Now that I've got hired through my job I have to now retake the course I hate I paid it off so fast now . They need to provide training sites as well that provide hands on
I am very glad to have had the wonderful opportunity to graduate from Ashworth College. The courses were relevant and very well presented. I first chose this school because of its attractive pricing, but the solid level of education was well worth the endeavor. My studies at this school clearly prepared me for the rigors of graduate work. For courses that were more challenging, Ashworth had mentors who you could call to help with more difficult concepts. I feel that this school believes in the progress of its students and has the intent of giving the learner the most up to date, and most practical course of study. Truly a school that I would recommend.
So I read reviews before I enrolled in this school. Some were good. Some were bad. Some were awful enough to make me wonder if I should rethink my decision. I started my classes on the 6th of this month (December). It is now the 14th and I am pretty much done with two of my classes. I have two assignments left to turn in for both classes. I actually could have already been done with the assignments, but I have a newborn so I decided to take a break from doing school work for a second just to clear my head. At first I thought to myself, "This is way too easy... what's the catch??" But as a former student of Georgia State University and Atlanta Technical College, it's really not much different. The thing that makes a brick and mortar school harder is that you actually have to get up everyday and physically attend class. It takes longer because there is someone in the front of the class that gets paid to literally lecture to you and so they pretty much waste your time telling you things that you could read about on your own time. I actually enjoy working at my own pace. Truth be told, these online classes actually have more exams than I had for any of the classes I took at the University. The reading material isn't much different. I read people's reviews about the textbooks, but the textbook that I received in the mail today looked just like the textbooks I got from any of the other schools. People complained that the textbooks were written specifically for Ashworth College, but Georgia State's textbooks were written specifically for them too... and written by their professors. NO DIFFERENCE. As long as you get the information you're supposed to get, it shouldn't matter. I also love how AFFORDABLE it is. I am a military wife so I was able to use MyCAA for my associates program, which means I'm not paying anything out of pocket at all. I love that their textbooks are included in the tuition price because MyCAA doesn't cover textbooks. So far I haven't had any issues with communication. Whenever I have a question, my enrollment representative is more than happy to respond to me in a timely manner. I'm overseas so this completely works for me. I knocked out a whole semester worth of classes through transfer credits and will more than likely be pursuing my bachelors degree through Ashworth as well. I haven't taken any finals yet so not really sure how that process works. One could easily finish all 4 semesters of the associates program in 4 months or a lot less if you really just take the time to sit down and do the assignments. I could've easily finished a semester in a week at the rate that I was going had I not taken a break.
Having three years of direct experience in Healthcare I wanted to further my career as well as my knowledge by going back to school. I was a bit skeptical at first with the thought of going to an online school especially with several colleges out in the market offering diploma mills. After further research and enough positive reviews, I decided to give it a shot. Ashworth is not a Regionally Accredited Institution, it is however Nationally Accredited through the DEAC which is further recognize by the U.S department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. Despite what other's might think, Ashworth is a reputable organization. The application process was a bit tenuous, I had prior college credits from a traditional brick and mortar university that transferred to Ashworth. However it did take several weeks for Ashworth to evaluate my transcript in order to transfer some of the credits and remove some of the classes that I have already passed. Everything was smooth sailing from there. In conclusion, Ashworth is a pretty good school. It is affordable and convenient for busy adults. I would say that some of the material is out of date. Coming from a Healthcare background while I did learn a lot of new concepts,protocols, and healthcare statistics; Ashworth has a bit of polishing up to do with some of their curriculum. At the end of the day, student's will get in, what they put out. If you are motivated enough to reach a certain goal, no circumstance will impede you from attaining it. All in all, While I did enjoy my time at Ashworth, my next goal is continue my education at an RA school, this is purely out of preference and not to say that one is better than the other.