Herzing University Reviews
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I agree with the internship situation. PLEASE, anyone reading this, do not go to Herzing for Health Information Management. They do not assist in your internship search, and the local health organizations will not recognize the school. If you do not find a internship site. They will continue to push back your graduation date. I have basically completed all my required courses, but still need the internship. I was supposed to graduate a YEAR ago. I blame AHMIA just as much as Herzing. They are the accrediting body for these schools, and should not be approving any schools without internship possibilities. YOU would not believe how many people aren't graduating because of their internship. You have been warned, and I'm already in the process of contacting AHIMA. People need to speak up. They try to suppress students getting together about this issue. Especially, in their ludicrous HIM preparation class. I wonder why???
These reviews you are reading are an accurate portrayal of Herzing University. What my fellow students have described are the same issues and concerns that I have with Herzing. I am currently enrolled in the Associates of Business Management program with two course to go to complete my degree and nearly $35,000 in debt. To say Herzing is pricey is an understatement. Many times I have tried to transfer my credits to other institutions, like others have mentioned these credits are useless, I feel ashamed that I am a student of Herzing. Like others mentioned the instructors are former students that lack any experience and/or common sense. The administration is unapproachable nor do they care of any concerns, they tend to hold these 'professors" glass pedestal. I would not recommend Herzing to my worst enemy. I am proud of the fact that I have deterred many from the same mistakes that I have made, by enrolling in Herzing. If Herzing would offer me a full refund I would easily without a doubt return my 50+ credits and take a loss for the time I but into my degree. Renee Herzing you are ultimately running this organization into the ground. My hope is that the Department of Education someday looks into Herzing and see these concerns and takes corrective action.
Please stay away from this school. They are all about money. I got all the way to the end and they messed me over. I have never been scheduled to take 4 classes which is a big load for anybody. I was first expected to graduate in April/May 2017 but they then changed my schedule for me to be done in December 2016. When I talked to my Program chair director she was saying what is best for me and if I drop the class the impacts that it will have when initially they made out my schedule not me. Four classes is a big load plus the instructor I had in one class didn't accept late work when I told her about my family emergency and even if you make up the work you still don't get credit. I worked so hard for them to do me like this. I always had issues with my schedule. When you call to speak to a certain department they don't answer and don't call back. Please stay away from this school
With the recent announcement of ITT Tech closing, I would urge anyone thinking about enrolling at Herzing to consider the fact that they only recently changed from for-profit to a non-profit. While I was enrolled and about $20,000 into student loan debt, Congress was considering passing The Gainful Employment Act which would have cut federal funding to for-profit institutions. The administration gathered us into an assembly, pulled on our heartstrings, and convinces us to lobby against it. Looking back, I wish I would have cut my losses then. My degree is useless. I have reached out several times asking for assistance with resume writing, job placement, etc only to be sent links to indeed.com. I should have listened to my friend who warned me about the lack of accreditation of their nursing program. Attending Herzing was the most expensive mistake of my life.
I am also a little concerned why others have posted such negative reviews. My guess is they did poorly in classes and were expressing their rage via the internet and posted a bad review. Although Herzing is pricey, yes, but I knew what I was getting into before beginning. I believe I have received a great education during my four years. I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Healthcare Management in 2015 and returned this past year to earn my Master in Business Administration and Healthcare Management. Though very demanding, graduate school is what I expected to be, papers and research. I have had extremely educated professors through this degree, most with Doctorate degrees. I am not sure what all the complaining is about, I am sorry for other students terrible experiences, but I would definitely suggest Herzing to others. Each class lasts approximately two months, two classes at a time. I love the high speed, accelerated version of classes, it makes learning a lot easier and information easier to remember and retain. I have learned a lot in my classes this year and I know I will continue to.
I am really surprised to read about the horrible experiences others were having at the campus locations. My review will be from my experience as a online student. Herzing University by far exceeded my greatest expectations from the start of the program to the ending it was very pleasant. I graduated May 2016 with a Bachelor's and I am currently enrolled back in there Master's program. For those that are scared to try the school out given the negative post, I urge you to take transferable courses such as math, science, and reading. That way if the school does not meet your needs you can transfer the courses over easily. However, I highly doubt that you would want to transfer the support given to you as a online student is unmatched.
PLEASE STAY AWAY from this school. All they care about is the money. They are constantly changing their rules and agreements. I don't understand how this school is still open, it's like a big scam. They purposely fail you, out of 50 students only 3 made it... How is that even possible. if you fail you are practically forced into enrolling for BSN or LPN. The dean of nursing is horrible and does not help you with any issues or concerns you may have. The instructors are paid to fail you, NOT to teach you. If I could give this crappy school a zero, I would.
Please be aware before enrolling in this university. After being in the BSN program for two years I decided to transfer because of multiple reasons. The first being that the school is no longer accepting nursing students because they are in the preliminary stages of losing their accreditation due to low nclex scores. These scores are probable due to my other reasons for leaving, such as the constant turnover of both instructors and administration. This makes it very difficult to develop relationships and receive timely and accurate help with any issue you may have arise. The nursing program overall is poorly structured and many of the instructors clash on many issues. I realize the longer I go with this may just seem like I am bashing the school. I am not bashing the entire school, simply the nursing program. The disorganization that rules the nursing program will hinder your experience and in my opinion as well as many of my fellow nurses who have left the program to finish at other schools, we are all in agreement that it was in our best interests to move away from Herzing.
Did research on many schools and what I could afford adn how fast I could get to the working world. Thought Herzing would be a good school so signed up at the Madison, WI campus. Got some financial aid the first year and I was off and running. Very quickly I found out there were few qualified instructors on the staff. The administrators and financial aid departments did not care about eh students but you better get your money in on time and in full or your out the door. I paid for my schooling while working a full time job. Once enrolled I could not get the financial aid dept to assist with any further applications or with financing options. If you are sick and on your death bed, you better still be at class or you will fail. It was a worse environment than high school. The quality of my training in many regards was good from the few qualified instructors I was lucky enough to get. The rest was not good, we found out that the school liked to hire recently graduated students as instructors even though they did not have any experience and barely knew the subjects. Myself and several other students actually wound up teaching many of the classes because the instructors were lost or couldn't grasp the subject themselves so we did after hours classes on our own and tutored each other. All the money I paid and I don't think I got the education I should have. Afterward tried to transfer credits to another school and get an advanced degree and guess what; they aren't accepted ANYWHERE!. Wound up joining the Military to complete my education and build my career. Even today I am still dealing with them. My degree certificate was destroyed many years ago by flooding and I have requested a duplicate several times. The young cocky girls in the admin offices are not willing to help and when they finally do get the information, there is no follow up and nothing is done. I have been waiting for my duplicate degree certificate for over 6 years now. Seems all the admin staff wants to do is blog and post on social media all day; that's the only time I can get them to acknowledge anything or answer an inquiry. I waited way too long to post this rating. Don't waste your time at Herzing. No support and all they want is your money.
The Bham school is dysfunctional and unorganized. The staff and the professors seem nice at first. But dont let that fool you. If you have a family emergency the professors will tell you can make up the work. But in the nursing program they will fail you if miss something. They also charge $30,000 for a LPN program. Most schools charge that for a bachelors 4yr degree in a Nursing program and they want to charge it for a CERTIFICATE. Its a rip off and you will be wasting your time. When I saw the retention rates on my Financial Aide, and the cost, i knew this was not the place further my education. My advice DONT GO TO THIS SCHOOL. You will be in a lot of debt....Its not worth it their are better and cheaper schools than this one.