Herzing University Reviews

3.88 out of 5 stars
(240 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,000
83% of 240 students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of 240 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Kim - 8/18/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2008
"I completed my degree with Ashworth this year (2015). Overall, I am very happy with my experience with this College. It was very affordable and I learnt allot from the courses. The online tutoring that is offered when you experience difficulties was excellent as well. Completing a degree online is difficult enough especially when you work fulltime and have a family but Ashworth's program of working at your own pace made it easier for me because I was not subjected to a preschedule program or class schedule. I am currently planning on completing my Masters degree and I will definitely be returning to them."
4.9 out of 5 stars
MBA Grad - 8/18/2015
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2010
"I enjoyed the MBA program and was able to complete it within 14 months with a 4.0 GPA. It was challenging and engaging. The professors were very helpful and quick to respond to my questions and needs. I have referred several friends and co-workers to the school and will continue to refer more."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kevin T - 8/18/2015
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2001
"Great Massage Therapy program. Student financial aid was great. Helpful, knowledgeable staff that cares about you and your goals. Graduation opened the door to a National Exam Committee position. I now have a successful business with 2 locations and 10 other Therapists."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Brit - 2/13/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"This school is horrible. Not enough staff. They don't help you. You have to beg for answers. They are just so unprofessional."
1.0 out of 5 stars
AJ - 2/11/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"I first heard about Herzing in the summer of 2012. At that time, I was already out of high school for 4 years and so my priority when looking into nursing schools was time. How fast could I get my BSN and for what cost... I applied to Herzing and took their placement test and registered for classes. At that point it was pretty routine- meet with financial aid, register for classes, tour the building, and sit through a short orientation. So far so good. The first few semesters I had wonderful instructors. Starting from scratch, I had to take my general education classes before I started any real nursing classes. Let me tell you, EVERY single one of those general education instructors (Anatomy & Physiology, Algebra, Pathophysiology, etc) were wonderful. They were all really there for the student and wanted the student to succeed. When I got into actual nursing courses, it's a completely different story. I had THREE different instructors in ONE semester for my pharmacology class... yes, THREE. They all taught with different styles and tested with different styles. One instructor taught us the SAME material for three consecutive weeks. That same semester I had Adult Health 1. That instructor was new to the school, and she literally read from the book every week. She didn't seem to know what she was teaching and tested with old tests she used from her previous job (the job which FIRED her). When to tests, we all failed. And when we would approach her about help, she would blow us off. Needless to say, of the 13 students in that class that semester ELEVEN (yes, 11) of us failed. And of the 11 failures in Adult Health 1, 7 or 8 of us also failed Pharmacology that semester. As you know, 2 nursing course failures means being kicked out of the program at Herzing. So 7 of us (who had no previous problems passing classes) were now out. All of us had appealed using the chain of command there at Herzing and all of our appeals were denied. So for seven of us, we had four long months off. A week or two before the next semester was scheduled to start, the registrar contacted all 7 of us and told us we could come back to Herzing and that the two courses (Pharmacology and Adult Health 1) were going to be paid for by the school. Cool. Most of us returned only to find the same problems- but this time only with Pharmacology. The new instructor taught us at a level of pharmacists. We were not going to pharmacy school nor were we going to be able to prescribe when we were to graduate Herzing. She spoke and taught so fast that most could not keep up and were forced to drop halfway through the semester... putting us all behind again. Don't even get me started on clinical sites. For semester after semester for years, Adult Health 1 would have their clinicals at a rehab facility. It was the worst facility I have ever been to and I've been working as a CNA for 8 years. All the skills we got to practice were never used. Not once was I able to put in a foley or start an IV or change a line dressing. After about 3 weeks we were allowed to pass medications and if you were lucky, your resident would be diabetic and you'd be able to administer insulin. That facility itself was just so disorganized. I would never send a loved one there for care. And because there were no skills to practice, by the time students moved on to med/surg floors of hospitals in Adult Health 2, they were panicked because they didn't remember how to perform simple skills. I currently work with one of the clinical instructors and she tells me that her students have the "deer in the headlights" look when asked to perform skills. She tells me they are unprepared and would not be very good nurses. Herzing does not prepare you well to graduate as a BSN and work in the field of nursing. This last semester- the one that ended Dec 2014- I was again in Pharmacology and failed. During that 16 week semester, I was hospitalized 4 times because of a heart condition and was pregnant. I gave birth two weeks before finals and even came in with my two week old to take the final exams. I failed by 1% and because I was still on "academic probation" from the previous semester's fail, I was again not allowed back into their program. I quickly applied to another university who was very reluctant to have me in their program because Herzing gave me a bad review and told them they wouldn't allow me back into their program. I dumped THOUSANDS of dollars into that school and busted my butt and dealt with their problems with keeping staff and instructors and they don't want ME back?! Please, please, please do NOT go to this school. Do not waste your time and money. Yes, the 2 1/2 year bachelor degree sounds good- but the chance you are done that soon and feel prepared enough to work as a nurse and have a patient's life in your hands are slim. Take the time to get a good education elsewhere. I guarantee you will regret going to Herzing."
Lucretia Doyle - 8/19/2015

I'm a proud graduate of HU class of 2002 with my Associate and Bachelors in 2004 in Business Administration.

My experience was great no issues or concerns when I was a student. I'm currently the Alumni President for the Atlanta Campus and attend several events with the school.

I like HU because of the small classrooms, flexible schedule and great instructors. This school is perfect for working professionals or non traditional student.

Glad I have a degree from HU and it has opened many doors for me in my career.


1.0 out of 5 stars
got suckered in - 1/19/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"I had to change from full to part time to take care of a sick relative. I went and talked to everyone in student support. They said no problem... BULL!!!! I WAS SLAPPED IN THE FACE. I got a notice that I flunked out because I didn't have enough credit for full time. I have been trying to get in touch with Renee herzing but she's avoiding me. I guess she doesn't care about her students. Maybe the bbb would be interested. Everytime I see a commercial, I get more pissed. They are lying!!!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
shouldn't have gone - 12/10/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"They were sooooo helpful to get me in as a full time student. Then when I went to them and said I needed to go part time due to a family health issue, they said no problem. They lied... I "flunked" out. Not enough GPA for the semester for a full time student. NOBODY changed my records.....now I have a student loan to pay off and no diploma because of THEIR being asses and not changing my full to part time."
4.8 out of 5 stars
C.R.B - 10/31/2014
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2016
"I am happy with this institution and the help that they provide. I'm in the surgical tech program and I haven't had any complaints thus far. They have a lot of resources to help you with any task. The professors are also pretty helpful. All are well educated. It is my first year at Herzing and I have no regrets . I did attend a private hbcu here where I live , and I found the resources to be very limited and the help was hard to find. The people at Herzing are all nice , even the veteran students . I'm excited about completing my program successfully. My location does have a small campus , but its big enough me and I have one goal and one goal only , and it does not include how the school looks , but what it could offer me ."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Taresa Scott - 8/4/2014
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"Herzing University is a great school so far. My only concerns is being able to find employment after graduation."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Anon - 6/13/2014
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2014
"Just found out that my graduation date will be pushed back 2 months because I failed a class back in September and no one told me about it until few days ago, only because i didn't attend the class to make it up, because SURPRISE no one told about that either. Oh wait, yes they did. They sent an EMAIL. Just an email, and nothing else. I asked the counselor who broke the news to me: "For something as important as failing a class and having to retake it, why wasn't I notified through like a phone call or something? Because when it comes to MISSING 1/2 AN HOUR OF CLASS, I get phone calls to my cell phone, my dad's cell phone, emails and teachers coming up to me at school telling me I missed hours" Her response? "Well we can't make those accommodations for every student. The grades for your class were entered into the computer and were available for you to view a long time ago. You have the resources to check those things. You should have viewed them and you should have seen that I sent you an email about retaking that class." 1.) Um excuse me? We are paying over $15,000 for my education and training for my career, and you're going to sit here and tell me that you can't "make accommodations" and pick up the fucking phone and tell me whats going on? 2.) Teachers have pulled students off to the side to let them know if they are failing and what actions must be taken to make up for that. No one told me anything when I had that class. 3.) The email this was sent to was one they issued me. (i never wanted an extra email address, i already have one!!) And they will not let you use your own personal email when you ask.Their email system is complicated. You have to jump through 3 different websites to even get to the page (which is a pop-up) and won''t work unless you are on a desktop or laptop computer. (which, no, i did NOT have access to outside of class). 4.) I checked that email after she told me about it and it was sent May 22nd, (a week before classes started on May 31st). ONLY ONE WEEK. This should have been sent WAY earlier in advance. These classes would have taken place on Saturdays - when I have to work for 8 hours. If my workplace can send me my schedule 2 weeks ahead of time, so should the school. 5.) I didn't appreciate the attitude I was given, and having all the blame pinned on me. I told her "I apologize, I should have checked my email, you're right. But all that aside, for something this important, I wouldn't think I would get just an email" After all that crap, I couldn't get one measly apology from her. I really don't believe I had 100% fault in this. I could've got at least a "Sorry for the inconvenience" OR SOMETHING. But no. And when I asked, "if something like this happens again, can I please get a call or something? That's the best way to reach me." She basically said that they can't guarantee that. Besides that, some of the other classmates (who are in their mid-30's and early 40's mind you) bullied one other 18 YO classmate online through Facebook. One of those classmates interrupted a teachers lecture to bitch at the rest of the class because of the cell phone and LAPTOP usage, saying that we need to put them away because it was distracting them. One teacher stopped her lecture to call out a classmate and chewed her out in front of everyone for leaving class to answer a phone call (which according to the syllabus, we are allowed to do this) In the past, this teacher and the older classmates would talk during tests, knowing very well that other students were still taking their test. So if anyone is considering going to Herzing for continuing education, I recommend you look somewhere else. Because this is how they will treat you. Oh, and if some medical emergency comes that you think they would understand and make accommodations for you to get back on track. They don't. One classmate had tendinitis in her fingers (which you need to use in massage therapy). because of that, she couldn't attend her clinic shifts. They threatened to fail her and make her retake the course AND PAY for the clinic shifts she missed."