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Herzing University, a private, non-profit university offers career-focused classes at its 11 locations and online. It offers programs in the fields of nursing, healthcare, business, technology, legal studies, and public safety. Herzing has received recognition for its online programs and as a military-friendly institution. Tuition for a full-time semester is roughly $6,280 with a discount per credit hour on any credits above 15. Financial aid is available along with scholarships, grants, and military benefits. Herzing University also accepts transfer students and even a few graduate programs.

The Good

  • Rolling Admissions
  • Many Locations
  • Online Programs
  • Military-Friendly

Rolling Admissions

A benefit to choosing Herzing University is that applications for admissions are accepted on a continuous basis without one or two deadlines a year, like traditional universities. Application requirements may vary by location and/or program. This means that you can fit university coursework into your life when it works best for you. Upon acceptance to your program, you will be registered into the classes needed for your area of study.

Many Locations

Although a Wisconsin-based school, Herzing University provides locations throughout the United States. Its 11 locations include campuses in the following states: Ohio, Florida, Nebraska, Louisiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Alabama, and Georgia. This makes it possible for more students to attend a location nearest them without completing relocating. If one of these locations is not near you, Herzing University also provides online programs.

Online Programs

Herzing University recognizes that a traditional university setting might not work for everyone and therefore has online programs to meet those needs. Although the number of programs offered online is less than what is available for in-person learning, many options are still available with the exception of a few nursing and healthcare programs. In a quick comparison, tuition does not differ between an on-campus program compared to an online program.

Military-Friendly

Herzing University received the distinction of the 2017 Military Friendly School by Victory Media. Herzing has achieved this title five year in a row and is known for providing veterans with tailored programs. A Military Appreciation Grant is also available to veterans, granting a 10 percent tuition discount. Military experience can also be counted as academic credit in nursing or information technology degrees.

The Bad

  • Varying Job Placement Rates
  • Not All Programs Are Accredited
  • Graduation Rates

Varying Job Placement Rates

An overall job placement rate is not known for Herzing University alumni. In fact, some majors have published a job placement rate and others do not have sufficient information. There is variance among the programs. For example, Technology Management lists a 100 percent job placement rate compared to 75 percent for Health Information Management and an unlisted percent for Medical Assisting Services. Although not much information is shared regarding what the job placement entails, Herzing University does have a job board for its alumni.

Not All Programs Are Accredited

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Association and also has accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. However, accreditation may vary by campus location and program. In fact, the school states that unless a program's accreditation is listed in the catalog, students should assume that the program is not programmatically accredited. It is important to discuss with potential advisors as to if specialized programmatic accreditation is a factor in their hiring decisions.

Graduation Rates

An overall graduation rate is not shared for Herzing University. Graduation rates may vary by location and program. For example, the location in Akron, Ohio shows a 22 percent graduation rate whereas the Madison, Wisconsin location shows a 37 percent graduation rate. Information is limited for some of Herzing's locations.

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for a University with numerous locations and the option to complete a program online, then Herzing University is worth looking into. Herzing provides certificates, associate's, and bachelor's degrees in the fields of healthcare, business, nursing, legal studies, technology, and public safety. The University is military friendly and offers rolling admissions to prospective students. A few potential downsides are the lack of information concerning graduation rates, the lack of program accreditations, and job placement variance among differing programs.

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