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Accreditation

Students should be aware that there are multiple types of accreditation and that their intended entry into their chosen profession could be impacted by these differences. For example, institutional accreditation means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.

In addition, there are programmatic accreditation bodies which accredit specific programs (as opposed to the institution). Some states require that specific programs, even at regionally accredited institutions like Herzing University, be programmatically accredited as well. The importance of programmatic accreditation can range from a requirement to sit for licensure exams that are mandatory to work in a field to a requirement to sit for a certification exam that is not required for all employment in the field (but may be slightly to strongly preferred by employers, depending on the market) to a symbol of quality with no impact on any certification or licensure (but which may be slightly or strongly preferred by employers, depending on the market). Therefore, Herzing University has not pursued all forms of programmatic accreditation available, as this is a determination on whether the costs and requirements to do so are worth the value to the student in the respective marketplaces in the estimation of the University. The student should validate whether the specialized accreditation of a specific program, or lack thereof, is going to fit their career goals for their respective marketplace.

As a result, there is a potential that some states will not permit a student who has completed certain academic programs to become certified, licensed, or sit for a certifying or licensing examination if they graduated from a program that is not programmatically accredited. Herzing University believes in complete and forthright disclosure for each program we offer, so we clearly identify those programs that are programmatically accredited. If a Herzing University program at a specific campus (or one that is offered online) does not state it has programmatic accreditation in writing, students should assume the program does not have programmatic accreditation. Students should not rely on oral or unofficial confirmation of programmatic accreditation. Students are responsible for understanding the specific requirements for certification, licensing, and for eligibility to sit for a particular licensing examination of the state or locale in which they want to enter or practice their profession. Herzing University makes no representation, unless explicitly written, that students graduating in a particular program qualify for certification, licensing, or eligibility to sit for a licensing examination in a particular state. For further clarification, students should review the specialized program accreditation/approvals stated in the catalog and read and sign the Accreditation Disclosure for their respective campus.

Institutional Accreditation

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

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For further information, The Higher Learning Commission can be contacted via the information below.

The Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
(800) 621-7440
www.ncahlc.org

Specialized Program Accreditations/Approvals

Herzing University also holds programmatic accreditations or approvals for selected programs at selected locations. Not all programs require specialized programmatic accreditation, and some new programs must be in operation for a period of time before specialized accreditation can be obtained. Specialized programmatic accreditation may be required for graduates to be eligible to take some licensure or certification examinations. Unless this catalog specifically and unequivocally states that a particular program at a particular campus (including the Online Campus) is programmatically accredited and qualifies a student for licensing, certification, or to be eligible to sit for a licensing examination, students should conclude the program offered on the campus they are enrolled at is not programmatically accredited. Students should independently investigate the specific licensing requirements for their program in the specific state or locale for which they anticipate seeking employment.

The programs and locations holding specialized programmatic accreditations or approvals are listed below.

  1. Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)—Medical Assisting: The following medical assisting programs are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The Bureau can be contacted via the information below. Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 North Falls Church, Virginia 22043 (703) 917-9503 www.abhes.org
    • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Services program at the Kenosha Campus
    • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Services program at the Madison Campus
    • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Services program at the New Orleans Campus
    • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Services program at the Online Campus
    • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting Services program at the Toledo Campus
    • Diploma in Medical Assisting Services program at the Madison Campus
    • Diploma in Medical Assisting Services program at the Online Campus

    Notice: The Diploma in Medical Assisting Services at the Brookfield Campus and the Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Services at the Brookfield Campus do not have programmatic accreditation; therefore, graduates are not eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination, but graduates are eligible to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination.

  2. Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)—Surgical Technology: The following surgical technology programs are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The Bureau can be contacted via the information below. Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 North Falls Church, Virginia 22043 (703) 917-9503 www.abhes.org
    • Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program at the New Orleans Campus
    • Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology program at the Toledo Campus
  3. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN): The following programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC). The Commission can be contacted via the information below. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (404) 975-5000 www.acenursing.org
    • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at the Akron Campus
    • Associate of Science in Nursing program at the Madison Campus
    • Associate of Science in Nursing program at the Orlando Campus
    • Associate of Science in Nursing—LPN to ASN Bridge at the Orlando Campus

    Notice: The Associate of Science in Nursing—LPN to RN Bridge program at the Birmingham Campus, The Diploma in Practical Nursing at the Birmingham Campus, the Diploma in Practical Nursing at the Madison Campus, and the Diploma in Practical Nursing at the Orlando Campus do not have programmatic accreditation. The above accreditation is not required for licensure or certification.

  4. Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE): The following program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland, 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number, c/o AOTA is 301-652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org . Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure.
    • Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program at the Minneapolis Campus

      Year Number of Program Graduates Graduation Rate % of test takers who passed the NBCOT exam
      2012 4 83.30% 100%
      2013 12 85.70% 100%
  5. American Bar Association (ABA): The following programs are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The ABA can be contacted via the information below. American Bar Association 321 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598 (800)-285-2221 www.americanbar.org
    • Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program at the Atlanta Campus
    • Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program at the New Orleans Campus
    • Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal program at the Atlanta Campus
    • Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal program at the New Orleans Campus

    Notice: The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and the Associate of Science/Applied Science in Legal Studies programs offered through the Online Campus at the Akron, Birmingham, Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison, Minneapolis, Omaha, Online, and Toledo Campuses do not have programmatic accreditations or approvals. Programmatic accreditation is not a requirement for certification or licensure in this field.

  6. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)/Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP): The following programs are accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). These accrediting organizations can be contacted via the information below. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street Clearwater, Florida 33756 (727)210-2350 www.caahep.org
    Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312 Rowlett, Texas 75088 (214)-703-8445 www.coaemsp.org
    • Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic program at the Birmingham Campus
    • Diploma in Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic program at the Birmingham Campus

    Notice: The Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician—Basic program at the Birmingham Campus and the Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician—Advanced program at the Birmingham Campus do not have programmatic accreditation. The above accreditation is not required for licensure or certification.

  7. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP/Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB): The following programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Commission can be contacted via the information below. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street Clearwater, Florida 33756 (727) 210-2350 www.caahep.org
    • Diploma in Medical Assisting Services program at the Akron Campus
    • Diploma in Medical Assisting Services program at the Minneapolis (Crystal) Campus
  8. Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM): The following programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The Commission can be contacted via the information below. Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education 233 North Michigan Avenue, 31st Floor Chicago, Illinois 60601-5800 (312) 233-1100 www.cahiim.org
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program offered through the Online Campus
    • Associate of Science in Health Information Management program offered through the Online Campus
  9. Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE): The following program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The Commission can be contacted via the information below. Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education 1111 North Fairfax Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314-1488 (703) 706-3245/accreditation@apta.org www.capteonline.org
    • Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant program at the Orlando Campus
  10. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)—Accredited: The following programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Commission can be contacted via the information below. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036-1120 (202) 887-6791 www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Brookfield/Kenosha Campuses
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Minneapolis Campus
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing—RN to BSN Bridge program at the Online Campus
  11. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)—Applicant (Not Accredited): The following programs are new applicant programs pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted. The Commission can be contacted via the information below. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036-1120 (202) 887-6791 www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Atlanta Campus
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Orlando Campus
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing—LPN to BSN Bridge program at the Orlando Campus
  12. Other Nursing Programs: A specialized programmatic accreditation is available for the program listed below. The program listed below does not have this specialized programmatic accreditation nor is it an applicant for this accreditation at this time. No representation is made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Lack of this accreditation has no effect on a graduate becoming a registered nurse. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX) licensing exam and, if they achieve a passing score, to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse. This program has authorization to admit students by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing. (See website at http://dsps.wi.gov.) See the State Approvals section below.
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Madison Campus
  13. Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA): The following programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission can be contacted via the information below. Commission on Dental Accreditation 211 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678 (312) 440-4653 www.ada.org/100.aspx
    • Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting program at the Akron Campus
    • Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting program at the Minneapolis Campus
    • Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program at the Minneapolis Campus
    • Diploma in Dental Assisting program at the Akron Campus
    • Diploma in Dental Assisting program at the Minneapolis Campus
  14. National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS): The following program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Agency can be contacted via the information below.
    National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    5600 North River Road, Suite 720
    Rosemont, Illinois 60018
    (773) 714-8880
    Email: naaclsinfo@naacls.org
    Website: www.naacls.org
    • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technician at the Akron Campus
  15. No other undergraduate programs at Herzing University hold programmatic accreditation.
  16. Bachelor of Science in Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University does not fulfill all of the requirements for a graduate to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in most states/jurisdictions. Most states/jurisdictions require a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor's degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction) as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which this program does not have at this time, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.

Graduate

  1. The Master of Science in Nursing program at the Online Campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
    • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036-1120 (202) 887-6791 www.aacn.nche.edu
  2. Master of Business Administration in Accounting: The Master of Business Administration in Accounting program, even when combined with the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, may not fulfill all of the requirements for a graduate to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. Most states/jurisdictions require a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor's degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction) as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which this program does not have at this time, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  3. No other graduate programs at Herzing University hold programmatic accreditation.

State Approvals

Herzing University is authorized to offer its educational programs in the various states in which it operates by the following state boards, commissions, and departments. Students should not confuse permission for Herzing University to operate in a state or educate students from a particular state online with special or programmatic approvals that may be required or preferred to work in a given field in some states. Students should independently investigate and ensure that the program they desire is offered on the campus they intend to enroll in via the desired format and with the potential outcome they desire. Students should rely only on the written information provided in the academic catalog and not on oral or unofficial representations or other documents. The fact that a program is currently offered on a campus does not ensure, nor does Herzing University guarantee, that all courses will always be available on that campus in the specific format the student selected; however, a student will always be provided with a path to completion, despite the potential change in format of course offerings.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the following state approving commissions, boards, offices, and departments.

Alabama

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
100 North Union Street
P. O. Box 302000
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2000
(334) 242-1998
www.ache.alabama.gov

Alabama Board of Nursing
RSA Plaza
770 Washington Avenue, Suite 250
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334)293-5200
www.abn.alabama.gov

Florida

Commission for Independent Education
Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
(850) 245-3200
www.fldoe.org

Department of Health
Florida Board of Nursing
4042 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3252
(850)245-4125
www.floridasnursing.gov

Georgia

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, Georgia 30084-5305
(770) 414-3300
www.gnpec.org

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-3858
(478)207-2440
www.sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/

Louisiana

Herzing University, New Orleans, is licensed by the Louisiana Board of Regents and adheres to the rules and regulations of the Louisiana Proprietary Schools Advisory Commission.

State of Louisiana Board of Regents
1201 North Third Street, Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
(225) 342-4253
www.regents.louisiana.gov

Minnesota

Herzing University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Registration does not mean that credits earned at the institution can be transferred to all other institutions.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108-5265
(651) 642-0533
www.ohe.state.mn.us

Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Avenue SE, #200
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414-3253
(612)317-3000
www.mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing

Nebraska

Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
140 North 8th Street, Suite 300
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-1359
(402) 471-2847
www.ccpe.state.ne.us

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Licensure Unit
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4986
(402) 471-2115
www.dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth

Ohio

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
Registration #: 04-01-1704T (Akron)
Registration #: 08-09-1874B (Toledo)
30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414
(614) 466-2752 or (877) 275-4219
www.scr.ohio.gov

Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410
(614) 466-3947
www.nursing.ohio.gov

Ohio Board of Regents
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
(614) 466-6000
www.ohiohighered.org/contact-us

Wisconsin

State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
201 West Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 8696
Madison, Wisconsin 53708-8696
(608) 266-1996
www.eab.state.wi.us

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Board of Nursing
1400 East Washington Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
(608)266-2112
www.dsps.wi.gov

OTHER STATES (DISTANCE/ONLINE EDUCATION)

Herzing University Online has made a good-faith effort to follow each individual state's regulations concerning offering distance educational programs in that respective state. Students should investigate and ensure that the program they desire, if offered in a distance/online format, meets the requirements of the profession in their state. Individuals considering the Master of Science program—particularly the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration—should be aware that state requirements for availability of required clinical courses and eligibility to apply for licensure as a family nurse practitioner vary from state to state. Applicants should check with their applicable state board of nursing before enrolling in any graduate nursing program. For additional information, e-mail your questions to states@herzing.edu.

Herzing University is not enrolling new students in the following states:

  • Arkansas
  • District of Columbia
  • Wyoming

Not all programs are available in all states. Contact the Online Admissions Office for program availability at onl-info@herzing.edu or (866) 508-0748.



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