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Facts about Herzing University

Herzing University offers students a unique educational experience with career-focused classes, convenient scheduling, and caring faculty and staff. We meet you wherever you are in life and provide you with the real-world skills you need to get ahead in today's economy. Get the facts about the Herzing difference below, then talk to an advisor to start your career today.

Our Institution

  • Founded by Henry and Suzanne Herzing in 1965, our family legacy continues with daughter, Renée Herzing, as president.
  • Was the first post-secondary institution focused on preparing students for careers in the computer industry.
  • We're accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For further information, the Higher Learning Commission can be contacted at: www.ncahlc.org.
  • Herzing is the only woman-owned, accredited university in the U.S.
  • WBE certified by the National Women Business Owners Corporation.
  • Recognized as a member of the GI Jobs' list of "Military Friendly Schools" for 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.
  • Since 2010, the Herzing Educational Foundation has awarded over $81,000 in scholarships to Herzing students and donated nearly $50,000 to community organizations.

Our Career Programs

Our Community

  • Over 6,000 students attend Herzing annually.
  • 40,000 alumni and counting.
  • We offer a study abroad exchange program at the Dalian Institute of Science and Technology in Dalian, China.
Data as of September 2013.

On Thursday, October 20, 2011, Madison and Middleton Chamber of Commerce members and other business executives joined Herzing University staff and students for the official ribbon cutting and open house, at the new Herzing University – Madison West Learning Center, at 3 Point Place in Madison.

Matthew Schneider, Learning Center Director, and several others spoke about the favorable impact the new center will have on the community.

Program Offered Nationwide by Herzing University to Help Connect People with Careers, as Unemployment Remains High, but Skills Shortages Emerge for Employers

TOLEDO (October 5, 2011) – Herzing University – Toledo announced today that it is offering a new, free College Preparation Course for individuals who have thought about continuing their education but aren’t quite sure they’re ready. The program is part of a nationwide initiative by Herzing University to lend a hand to individuals who need additional education and training to improve their career potential, but are reluctant to make the commitment due to fears about everything from study skills to work-life balance.

“We hear from so many potential students who really want to pursue additional education to help them move up to better jobs and careers, but they really need the support and confidence to proceed and make that investment in themselves,” said Renée Herzing, president of Herzing University. “We’re making this investment of free classes for students nationwide across all 12 locations as well as Herzing University Online, in an effort to help both individuals and employers to succeed, with skills and education that are aligned with today’s workforce.”

Although the unemployment rate in the Toledo area remains high, employers are concerned about the inability to find skilled employees to fill jobs in many of the high-growth career areas where Herzing University – Toledo focuses its curriculum. The flexibility offered by Herzing University – Toledo to take courses on campus, online or a combination of both, is an important factor for working adults, particularly those with young families.

“This free college preparation course is designed to help everyone from high school students who want to see if small class sizes and one-on-one attention will help them be successful in college, to working parents who are concerned about whether they can succeed in juggling the demands of work, school and family,” said Greg Guzmán, campus president of Herzing University – Toledo. “We’re giving them the opportunity to see what it’s like to learn on campus or online, and find a program that fits their interests and lifestyle.”

The free College Preparation Course is offered as an eight-week program on-campus for individuals who prefer classroom instruction. For those who prefer the flexibility of online classes, the College Preparation Course is also offered as a four-week online class.

Limited space is available for the next class, which begins on October 31. Potential students can find more information and register for one of the free courses at www.herzing.edu/freeclass or by calling 1-800-596-0724.


About Herzing University − Toledo

Serving the local community since 2009, Herzing University – Toledo boasts state-of-the-industry classrooms and labs to provide a real-world, hands-on learning environment, consistent with its “career-focused, convenient, and caring” educational mission. Its 17,000-square-foot facility is specifically designed to prepare students for dynamic careers in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety. Students have the convenient option to take courses toward their bachelor’s or associate degree or diploma either on-campus or online through Herzing University –Toledo and graduate degrees are available through Herzing University Online. Information about Herzing University – Toledo is available at www.herzing.edu/toledo.


About Herzing University

Herzing University encompasses 12 physical locations in eight states, three continuing education divisions in three states, plus Herzing University Online. Founded in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient, and caring education for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees and diplomas in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety. Herzing University provides education to approximately 8,500 students per year. Herzing University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association; www.ncahlc.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: www.herzing.edu.

Program Offered Nationwide by Herzing University to Help Connect People with Careers, as Unemployment Remains High, but Skills Shortages Emerge for Employers

ORLANDO (October 5, 2011) – Herzing University – Orlando announced today that it is offering a new, free College Preparation Course for individuals who have thought about continuing their education but aren’t quite sure they’re ready. The program is part of a nationwide initiative by Herzing University to lend a hand to individuals who need additional education and training to improve their career potential, but are reluctant to make the commitment due to fears about everything from study skills to work-life balance.

“We hear from so many potential students who really want to pursue additional education to help them move up to better jobs and careers, but they really need the support and confidence to proceed and make that investment in themselves,” said Renée Herzing, president of Herzing University. “We’re making this investment of free classes for students nationwide across all 12 locations as well as Herzing University Online, in an effort to help both individuals and employers to succeed, with skills and education that are aligned with today’s workforce.”

Although the unemployment rate in the Orlando area remains high, employers are concerned about the inability to find skilled employees to fill jobs in many of the high-growth career areas where Herzing University – Orlando focuses its curriculum. The flexibility offered by Herzing University – Orlando to take courses on campus, online or a combination of both, is an important factor for working adults, particularly those with young families.

“This free college preparation course is designed to help everyone from high school students who want to see if small class sizes and one-on-one attention will help them be successful in college, to working parents who are concerned about whether they can succeed in juggling the demands of work, school and family,” said Heatherann Antonacci, campus president of Herzing University – Orlando. “We’re giving them the opportunity to see what it’s like to learn on campus or online, and find a program that fits their interests and lifestyle.”

The free College Preparation Course is offered as an eight-week program on-campus for individuals who prefer classroom instruction. For those who prefer the flexibility of online classes, the College Preparation Course is also offered as a four-week online class.

Limited space is available for the next class, which begins on October 31. Potential students can find more information by calling 1-800-596-0724.


About Herzing University − Orlando

Serving the local community since 1995, Herzing University – Orlando boasts state-of-the-industry classrooms and labs to provide a real-world, hands-on learning environment, consistent with its “career-focused, convenient, and caring” educational mission. Its nearly 20,000-square-foot facility is specifically designed to prepare students for dynamic careers in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety. Students have the convenient option to take courses either on-campus or online toward their bachelor’s or associate degree or diploma, and can also earn graduate degrees through Herzing University Online. Information about Herzing University – Orlando is available at www.herzing.edu/orlando.


About Herzing University

Herzing University encompasses 12 physical locations in eight states, three continuing education divisions in three states, plus Herzing University Online. Founded in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient, and caring education for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees and diplomas in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety. Herzing University provides education to approximately 8,500 students per year. Herzing University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association; www.ncahlc.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: www.herzing.edu.

Representatives of the Herzing University Enterprise Learning team exhibited at the Midwest Security & Police Conference on August 20-21, 2013 in Tinley Park, Illinois. The 2013 Conference included presentations from the FBI, Homeland Security, social media experts, cyber-crime specialists and State & Local law enforcement professionals.

“It really takes a special person to be in the public safety industry. I have much respect and appreciation for our public safety professionals,” said Enterprise Learning Consultant, Leanne Kostrewa. “Herzing acknowledges their commitment, dedication and risk to protect their communities. The Badge to Grad Scholarship is one small way that Herzing says “thank you” for everything they do.” Learn more about our exclusive Badge-to-Grad scholarship program here: www.herzing.edu/badgetograd.

“The value of the expo to our members is three-fold: high-quality education, networking with other members, and exhibitors. The ILACP wanted to bring law enforcement and the private sector together to provide not only educational opportunities for law enforcement, but to expose them to new technologies that can benefit law enforcement around the state.” -Mr. John Kennedy, Executive Director of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, Illinois Cops. August, 2013

Media

Employers Desperately Seeking People with Skills in Electronics

MADISON, WI (September 22, 2014) – If you are looking for a new job or a better career path, a quick search of job listings online will reveal several job skills that are in the highest demand from employers, and one of the biggest demands in the Madison area is for people with electronics skills. Why? Look no further than the explosion of electronics in virtually every aspect of all industries, including entertainment technology, IT, alternative energy production, industrial controls, robotics, biomedical electronics, telecommunications and building technology integration, to name a few. Read full release

Wind Energy Technology Could be the Career for You

MILWAUKEE, WI (February 24, 2014) – Have you ever driven past a field of windmills and wondered who maintains them and keeps them running? It could be you, with an associate degree or diploma in Wind Energy Technology, now available from Herzing University – Online. Read full release

Bachelor’s Degree Just Became More Affordable for NW Ohio Students 

TOLEDO, OH (Jan. 30, 2014) A third local school has joined a regional higher education consortium to help make obtaining a bachelor’s degree more affordable. The presidents of Herzing University – Toledo and Terra State Community College held a signing ceremony to announce the expansion of the P.A.C.E. (Partnership for Affordable College Education) program. The collaboration offers students the best of both worlds: the cost efficiencies of a community college education combined with the career-focused recognition of Herzing University. Northwest State Community College became the first P.A.C.E. program partner last summer. Northwest State President Dr. Thomas Stuckey also attended the signing ceremony. Read full release

Paramedic Programs Earn Accreditation

BIRMINGHAM, AL, (July 2, 2013) – Herzing University – Birmingham recently earned accreditation for its Associate of Science and Diploma in Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic programs, a credential validating the quality of the programs, which will be important to students as they graduate and enter the job market. “We have worked hard since the programs were launched to ensure that we earned accreditation before the first classes graduate, and we are very pleased to have succeeded in this effort.” said Leo Deason, public safety department chair at Herzing University – Birmingham. Read full release

Director of Career Development of Herzing University – Madison Receives Volunteer of the Year Award from Greater Madison Area Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM)

MADISON, WI (June 4, 2013) – Herzing University – Madison announced today that Jeff Westra, director of career development, has been honored with the 2012 Volunteer of the Year award from the Workforce Readiness Committee of the Greater Madison Area Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM). Read full release

Semester in China Offers Enrichment Beyond Language Skills

MILWAUKEE (March 20, 2013) – Many students recognize the tremendous value of learning the Chinese language if they aspire to a career in international business, and there is no better way to learn a language than to be immersed in the culture by living in China for a semester.

Golf Tournament Raises Spirits and Funds for Wounded Warriors

The 2nd annual Virginia Wounded Warrior Program Charity Golf Tournament took place on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Aeropines Golf Club at the NAS Oceana Master Jet Base in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The event, sponsored by the Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education, raised $4,000 for the Wounded Warrior Program.

Members of the VACME work to provide educational opportunities for military members and their families, and Herzing University is proud of its affiliation.

Herzing helps Africans access clean water

Herzing University has partnered with WorldServe International as a sponsor of Kili Climb 2013 to raise funds to provide people in Africa with clean water. Herzing’s contribution came in the form of a significant donation towards Ron Holt’s $25,000 goal, which is enough to cover the cost of a water well that will serve an entire village. Holt was one of 45 outstanding individuals working toward this effort. He started the climb on January 8, 2013, and finally reached the peak of Kilimanjaro on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, proudly holding up a Herzing University banner.

U.S. News Ranks Herzing University #1 Online Program in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI (February 13, 2013) – U.S. News & World Report recently published its ranking of online education programs, and Herzing University was the highest-ranking Wisconsin-based online education program for Best Online Bachelors Programs. Herzing was ranked 80th in the country, followed by UW – Platteville at #85, UW – Milwaukee at #123, UW – Superior at #148 and UW – Green Bay’s ranking was not published.

Health Information Management Program Receives Initial Accreditation

MILWAUKEE (March 5, 2013) – Herzing University Online announced today that it has earned programmatic accreditation for its Associate of Science in Health Information Management degree program from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

 

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013

U.S. News Ranks Herzing University #1 Online Program in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI (February 13, 2013) – U.S. News & World Report recently published its ranking of online education programs, and Herzing University was the highest-ranking Wisconsin-based online education program for Best Online Bachelors Programs. Herzing was ranked 80th in the country, followed by UW – Platteville at #85, UW – Milwaukee at #123, UW – Superior at #148 and UW – Green Bay’s ranking was not published.

The U.S. News ranking was comprised of Faculty Credentials & Training, Student Services & Technology and Student Engagement scores. Only degree-granting programs offering courses that are 100 percent online were considered for the rankings.

“We are gratified to be recognized once again for the quality of our online bachelor’s degree programs,” said Renée Herzing, president of Herzing University. “The majority of our students are working adults, and we strive to provide them with the best possible educational experience while supporting their efforts to balance work, family and education priorities.”

Herzing University Online offers a wide range of master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as diploma and continuing education courses and certifications. Students are able to take all of their courses online, depending on their program, or they may choose a hybrid approach with some courses online and some in the classroom at one of 12 Herzing University locations across the United States.

About Herzing University Online

Serving students online since 2003, Herzing University Online’s programs are specifically designed to prepare students for dynamic careers in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety. Consistent with its “career-focused, convenient, and caring” educational mission, students have the option to take courses toward their master’s, bachelor’s, or associate degree or diploma in the convenient online format. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Herzing University Online has been recognized as the “Best School for Online Education – 2009” by Corporate Report Wisconsin, as a 2010 winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility (Honorable Mention in 2011, 2012 and 2013) and as a member of the GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools” for four consecutive years from 2010 – 2013. Information about Herzing University Online is available at www.herzing.edu/online. To learn more about Herzing University, go to www.herzing.edu.

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013

Dave Namm

My name is Dave Namm and I reside in Avondale, Arizona with my lovely wife, Lisa of 11 years and twin daughters who turned 15 years old in December. We have one dog, one cat and two birds. Living here is worth it if you can survive the three or four months while it's 115 degrees or so and certainly uncomfortable. The winter season is great! While the rest of the country is busy shoveling snow and dealing with winter storms; we resolve to spending time outdoors.

Last year I decided, with the encouragement from my wife, to return to school. After a great deal of research, I chose the Graphic Design program at Herzing University because of the enormous support system along with the exposure you receive to the variety of media. I am an amateur photographer and have always loved working on and with computers. I am fascinated with creating advertisements, logo designs and creating potential new characters. It’s a great way to express myself through color, texture, and my own internal creative bug while using various computer tools to get messages across to the general public and interact with others who are as passionate about design as I am. Although I am a new student, I have been embraced by the faculty, staff, advisors and professors alike; they are my new family. I am assured that I’ve made the correct decision with my enrollment and look forward to walking the stage one day with my fellow peers and colleagues.

For now, I'm comforted in knowing that I'm setting the example for my children and grandchildren that it's never too late to seek and obtain one’s educational dreams. My family has been a huge inspiration for me. With a lot of effort and personal patience, I know I will complete my degree at Herzing University and go on to pursue higher education; my much anticipated graduate degree!

Dave Namm

Program Offered Nationwide by Herzing University to Help Connect People with Careers, as Skills Shortages Emerge for Employers

MADISON (October 5, 2011) – Herzing University – Madison announced today that it is offering a new, free College Preparation Course for individuals who have thought about continuing their education but aren’t quite sure they’re ready. The program is part of a nationwide initiative by Herzing University to lend a hand to individuals who need additional education and training to improve their career potential, but are reluctant to make the commitment due to fears about everything from study skills to work-life balance.

“We hear from so many potential students who really want to pursue additional education to help them move up to better jobs and careers, but they really need the support and confidence to proceed and make that investment in themselves,” said Renée Herzing, president of Herzing University. “We’re making this investment of free classes for students nationwide across all 12 locations as well as Herzing University Online, in an effort to help both individuals and employers to succeed, with skills and education that are aligned with today’s workforce.”

As the unemployment rate in the Madison area has lowered, employers are concerned about the inability to find skilled employees to fill jobs in many of the high-growth career areas where Herzing University – Madison focuses its curriculum. The flexibility offered by Herzing University – Madison to take courses on campus, online or a combination of both, is an important factor for working adults, particularly those with young families.

“This free college preparation course is designed to help everyone from high school students who want to see if small class sizes and one-on-one attention will help them be successful in college, to working parents who are concerned about whether they can succeed in juggling the demands of work, school and family,” said Chris Montagnino, campus president of Herzing University – Madison. “We’re giving them the opportunity to see what it’s like to learn on campus or online, and find a program that fits their interests and lifestyle.”

The free College Preparation Course is offered as an eight-week program on-campus for individuals who prefer classroom instruction. For those who prefer the flexibility of online classes, the College Preparation Course is also offered as a four-week online class.

Limited space is available for the next class, which begins on October 31. Potential students can find more information and register for one of the free courses at www.herzing.edu/freeclass or by calling 1-800-596-0724.

About Herzing University – Madison

Serving the local community since 1948 (formerly Wisconsin School of Electronics) Herzing University – Madison boasts state-of-the-industry classrooms and labs to provide a real-world, hands-on learning environment, consistent with its “career-focused, convenient, and caring” educational mission. Its 40,000-square-foot facility is specifically designed to prepare students for dynamic careers in the fields of healthcare, business, technology, design/game development, and public safety. Students have the convenient option to take courses either on-campus or online toward their bachelor’s or associate degree or diploma, and can also earn graduate degrees through Herzing University Online. Herzing University – Madison has built a strong reputation in Computer Sciences and its students have won numerous awards in Phi Beta Lambda competitions. In the past several years, students in the Graphic Design and Game Development program have also won numerous awards in local American Advertising Federation ADDY competitions and statewide competitions. Information about Herzing University – Madison is available at www.herzing.edu/madison.

About Herzing University

Herzing University encompasses 12 physical locations in eight states, three continuing education divisions in three states, plus Herzing University Online. Founded in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient, and caring education for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees and diplomas in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety. Herzing University provides education to approximately 8,500 students per year. Herzing University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association; www.ncahlc.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: www.herzing.edu.

 

 

Cohort Default Rates

Herzing University 2-Year and 3-Year Cohort Default Rates (CDRs)
for Cohorts 2009-2011

2-Year Cohort Default Rates

Cohort
Year
Herzing University National Averages Proprietary Schools Averages
2009 8.7% 8.8% 15.0%
2010 8.4% 9.1% 12.9%
2011 11.6% 10% 13.6%


3-Year Cohort Default Rates

Cohort
Year
Herzing University National Averages Proprietary Schools Averages
2009 13.2% 13.4% 22.7%
2010 17.4% 14.7% 21.8%
2011 16.9% TBD TBD

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