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ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

Atlanta Campus

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60604-1413, 800-621-7440, www.ncahlc.org). This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: All programs at the Atlanta Campus of Herzing University are approved by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, Georgia, 30084-5305, 770-414-3300, www.gnpec.org).
  3. Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Atlanta Campus is approved by the Georgia State Board of Nursing (237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia, 31217-3858, 478-207-2440, www.sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program.  Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse. Further, the program is a new applicant program pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC, 20036-1120, 202-887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer applicants from programs that have CCNE accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  4. Legal Assisting/Paralegal: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs at the Atlanta Campus are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the National Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). The Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs at the Atlanta Campus are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org).
  5. Health Information Management: The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and the Associate of Science in Health Information Management programs offered online by Herzing University are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM, 233 North Michigan Avenue, 31st Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60601-5800, 312-233-1100, www.cahiim.org). Students enrolling through this campus must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  6. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, 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. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, 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 accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, 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.
  7. Business Programs: Herzing University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas, 913-631-3009, www.iacbe.org). Herzing University has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review of its business programs. Candidate status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
  8. Other Programs: No other programs at this campus have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Herzing University’s well-regarded get-down-to-business approach can clearly be seen in our four different programs. Each is designed to help our students reach their specific career goals. Graduates of our accounting programs have both the academic credentials and hands-on capabilities employers look for to fill critical accounting and auditing positions.

Accounting Program Comparison Chart

Program availability varies by location.

ProgramCreditsMonths
Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting256-8
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Accounting6520
Bachelor of Science in Accounting12336
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting

Herzing University’s 8-month long diploma program is a great way to get into the accounting field. Graduates qualify for positions as entry-level bookkeepers as well as support positions in payroll and accounting. Download Program Course Sheet

Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

This associate degree program adds general education and additional specialization classes to the core accounting fundamentals taught in the diploma program. Graduates are well prepared for a variety of entry-level business and accounting positions in a wide range of industries. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The Herzing University bachelor’s degree in accounting is designed for those who want to pursue a career in accounting. Graduates have a solid core of capabilities to be highly eligible for a wide range of career opportunities in accounting and business. Download Program Course Sheet

Master of Business Administration in Accounting

Students enrolled in a Herzing University bachelor's degree program who are interested in pursuing a master's degree can save time and money with the Herzing University online MBA!

  • Dual Enrollment – This program allows current bachelor's degree students the opportunity to exchange up to four courses (12 credits) in their bachelor's degree program with MBA courses.
  • Herzing bachelor's degree students and alumni receive a 15% tuition scholarship on their master's degree courses while an undergraduate student!

Note: The MBA and Dual Enrollment are not offered at all locations; please check with your local campus for availability.

The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students to report. The reporting period used to obtain this data was 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, median loan debt and on-time completion data were not disclosed for that program to protect the privacy of those students. Tuition and length may vary by campus location. Ranges could not be input for tuition and length, therefore tuition and length reported are the highest tuition rates and longest program length to encompass all campuses. For information regarding specific campus tuition please refer to http://www.herzing.edu/tuition-financial-aid . For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here http://www.herzing.edu/files/2014Disclosures-Methodology.pdf .

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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.

Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting

Graduates of the Herzing University Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting Diploma program will have met the education requirement for the following certification opportunities:

American Payroll Association (APA)

  • Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) – This exam is for entry-level payroll professionals who wish to prove basic payroll competency. Examinees are given three hours to complete the 150 multiple-choice question electronic test. Upon passing, the credential is good for three years and requires continuing education credits to re-certify. These credits can be earned by taking courses, attending APA industry seminars and programs, or retaking the exam.


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