Herzing University

Herzing University was established in 1965 as a career-focused institution focusing on the computer industry. Currently, the university has campuses in eleven cities – from Madison, Wisconsin to Orlando, Florida – and an online division.

Herzing University (photo courtesy of Herzing University on flickr)

Herzing University (photo courtesy of Herzing University on flickr)

Campus Locations

  • Akron, Ohio
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Toledo, Ohio

With five different schools of study, the university still caters to students who wish to enroll, study, graduate, and begin their career. While not all programs are offered at all campus locations, one can review each school’s active programs on the university website.

School of Healthcare

  • Clinical Medical Assisting
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Information Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Medical Assisting Services
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Surgical Technology
  • Therapeutic Massage

School of Technology

  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • Computer, Electronics, and Telecommunications Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Networking Management
  • Professional Aeronautics
  • Security Technology
  • Software Development
  • Technology Management

School of Business

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Human Resource Development
  • International Business
  • Legal Assisting / Paralegal
  • Legal Studies
  • Marketing

School of Design

  • Game Development
  • Graphic Design

School of Public Safety

  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Fire Science
  • Homeland Security

Accreditation

Herzing University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Admission

Admission requirements differ according to whether you are applying for an undergraduate or gradate degree program. Regardless, one must have a high school diploma or GED and pay a $50 application fee (listed as an enrollment fee on the university website).

Tuition

Tuition prices are not available via the university website; one must speak with an Admissions Advisor to conduct an individualized interview and develop a personalized tuition plan.

Course Format

The university states that students can complete their Bachelor’s degree in as little as three years. Students typically take 2 classes at a time for 8 weeks and then begin new classes. This amounts to approximately 36 credits per year if each class is worth 3 semester credits.

University Data

Interestingly, the university has posted its campus statistics on its website

so potential students can see the success of former students. One will find, in the University Data tab, each campus’ Cohort Default Rate, Graduation Rate, and Crime Information.

The Cohort Default Rate shows the percentage of students who received financial aid while attending the school and defaulted on their loans within three years of graduating or withdrawing. Some campuses have low CDRs (Minneapolis, 3.6% in 2008), while others have high CDRs (Akron, 15% in 2008). This information should be taken with a grain of salt, but referred to when reviewing tuition, degree program, and post-graduation salary potential.

The University’s graduation rate varies per campus as well, like the CDR. Graduation Rates at Minneapolis and New Orleans campuses are impressive: for the fall 2005 cohort, 73% and 100%, respectively. Other campuses do not fair so well: Atlanta’s fall 2005 cohort: 16% and Birmingham’s fall 2005 cohort: 11%.

Ashley Benson is a distance education professional with five years of experience in the for-profit sector. She has worked coast-to-coast within the United States as an academic advisor, an adjunct teaching assistant and, most recently, a campus Registrar. Through formal education and industry experience, Ashley practices staying informed on the current events and changes within higher education and the students involved.

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