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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.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, we're also a member of the North Central Association. 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.

About Herzing University

Career-focused, convenient, and caring — these ideas define an education from Herzing University. We offer personalization and support to help you earn your degree and advance your career. Our innovative career programs provide flexible learning options and convenient scheduling for busy students with campuses in eight U.S. states. We have a variety of academic offerings to meet student's needs wherever they are in life, including undergraduate, graduate, online, and continuing education programs.

We’ve built up a supportive community of faculty, staff, and fellow learners. Founded in 1965 by Henry and Suzanne Herzing, we continue the family legacy with their daughter, Renée Herzing, as our president. Under her leadership, Herzing is the only accredited, private, woman-owned university in the U.S. and is WBE certified by the National Women Business Owners Corporation. We are also, once again, recognized as a member of the GI Jobs list of “Military Friendly Schools” for 2013.

Moving forward, we will remain focused on providing students with a caring learning environment that fosters long-term career success. Discover for yourself why students choose Herzing University every year.

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).

 

Herzing University – Akron Medical Laboratory Technician Program

Receives National Accreditation

 

AKRON, OH (December 1, 2013) – The Medical Laboratory Technician program at Herzing University – Akron has been awarded accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), the university announced today. 

Accreditation signifies that the Herzing program meets nationally accepted standards in the medical laboratory technician field, and ensures that graduates have the qualifications required to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) certification examination and begin working in a career in laboratory medicine.

 “We are very excited that our medical laboratory technician program, which was launched in 2010, has now achieved accreditation,” said David L. LaRue, Campus President, Herzing University – Akron. “Our students and graduates know they are obtaining a high quality education from Herzing, but it’s helpful when their employers can see that the program they completed is accredited by a well-respected organization like the NAACLS.”

The medical laboratory technician program trains students to work with computer-based technology and laboratory instruments to aid in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. This work is an important part of healthcare that involves medical knowledge, scientific analysis and attention to detail, with limited direct patient contact. 

“Our medical lab technician students graduate with the skills they need to work in any laboratory setting – a hospital, clinic or research facility – and contribute to the wellbeing of numerous patients over the course of their career,” said Pam Rich, MS, MT (ASCP), program director, who has more than 20 years of medical laboratory science experience.

At Herzing University, master’s-trained faculty who are certified laboratory professionals work closely with students using state-of-the-industry equipment in a laboratory designed especially for their needs. Small class sizes allow for personal attention and hands-on experience for each student.

The Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technician programs are full-time degree programs that can be completed in five semesters. Students are required to take various courses in math, science, medical laboratory method and analysis, as well as core general education and professional development courses. Applications are currently being accepted for January 2014.

To learn more or register for classes, students are encouraged to contact the admissions department of Herzing University – Akron at 330-724-1600 or toll free at 1-855-285-3809 or visit http://www.herzing.edu/akron.  

 

About Herzing University- Akron

Serving the local community since 1970, Herzing University – Akron 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 43,000 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 – Akron is available at www.herzing.edu/akron.

 

About Herzing University

Herzing University encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, 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, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design and public safety. U.S. News & World Report ranked Herzing University as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs” nationally for 2013. Herzing University has the distinction of being the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE-certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). It also has been recognized as a member of the 2013 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools.” The university provides education to approximately 6,000 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.

AKRON, OH, (May 20, 2013) – Herzing University – Akron has just earned accreditation for its Dental Assisting programs from the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation, an important credential for graduates to earn the credentials needed for their careers.

Dental assisting is one of the fastest-growing careers with an increase of 31 percent more jobs expected from 2010 - 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dental assistants play an important and growing role in today’s busy dental offices, working alongside dentists. The dental assistant’s work includes operating dental equipment, sterilizing instruments, taking and processing x-rays, applying cavity-preventing dental sealants to teeth, performing laboratory functions, coordinating treatment plans and providing patient education.  They also frequently schedule and confirm appointments, maintain treatment records, handle patient payments and order supplies, which are important administrative functions in the dental office.

“Our dental assisting students are exceptionally well prepared to succeed in their careers, and we are thrilled to have achieved the accreditation necessary for them to sit for their Certified Dental Assisting exam when they complete their studies,” said David L. LaRue, Campus President, Herzing University – Akron. “As the healthcare industry continues to move toward having dental assistants play an even greater role in providing patient care, we are proud to provide high quality education and training for tomorrow’s dental assisting professionals.”

Herzing University – Akron’s programs in Dental Assisting 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 on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is http://www.ada.org/100.aspx. Upon completion of the Dental Assisting program at Herzing University – Akron, including radiology instruction and application for the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) radiology certification, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Dental Assisting (CDA) exam offered by the Dental Assisting National Board (http://www.danb.org/).

To learn more or register for classes, students are encouraged to contact the admissions department of Herzing University – Akron at (330) 724-1600 or toll free at (800) 311-0512 or visit www.herzing.edu/akron.

About Herzing University Akron

Serving the local community since 1970, Herzing University – Akron 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 43,000 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 – Akron is available at www.herzing.edu/akron.

 About Herzing University

Herzing University encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, 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, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety. Herzing University is the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). It also has been recognized as a member of the 2013 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools” and by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs” nationally for 2013. The University provides education to approximately 6,000 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

Minneapolis – About Herzing

Herzing University was one of the first post-secondary institutions founded to prepare students for careers in the computer industry. Founded in 1965 by Henry and Suzanne Herzing, providing a career-focused, convenient, and caring education has been the focus of Herzing, even as it grew to encompass campuses in eight U.S. states and the founding of its Online and Continuing Education divisions.

While expanding its campuses, Herzing also diversified its educational programs to include the fields of business, electronics, healthcare, graphic design, and public safety. It also raised the level of credentials from diplomas to associate and bachelor of science degrees at all U.S. campuses and master's degrees at the Online campus.

The managers and executives of Herzing are leaders in their respective industries, and Herzing University has been nationally recognized for its community service.

Herzing University is the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC).  It also has been recognized as a member of the 2012 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools.”

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Atlanta – About Herzing

Herzing University was one of the first post-secondary institutions founded to prepare students for careers in the computer industry. Founded in 1965 by Henry and Suzanne Herzing, providing a career-focused, convenient, and caring education has been the focus of Herzing, even as it grew to encompass campuses in eight U.S. states and the founding of its Online and Continuing Education divisions.

While expanding its campuses, Herzing also diversified its educational programs to include the fields of business, electronics, healthcare, graphic design, and public safety. It also raised the level of credentials from diplomas to associate and bachelor of science degrees at all U.S. campuses and master's degrees at the Online campus.

The managers and executives of Herzing are leaders in their respective industries, and Herzing University has been nationally recognized for its community service.

Herzing University is the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC).  It also has been recognized as a member of the 2012 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools.”

Orlando - About Herzing

Herzing University was one of the first post-secondary institutions founded to prepare students for careers in the computer industry. Founded in 1965 by Henry and Suzanne Herzing, providing a career-focused, convenient, and caring education has been the focus of Herzing, even as it grew to encompass campuses in eight U.S. states and the founding of its Online and Continuing Education divisions.

While expanding its campuses, Herzing also diversified its educational programs to include the fields of business, electronics, healthcare, graphic design, and public safety. It also raised the level of credentials from diplomas to associate and bachelor of science degrees at all U.S. campuses and master's degrees at the Online campus.

The managers and executives of Herzing are leaders in their respective industries, and Herzing University has been nationally recognized for its community service.

Herzing University is the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC).  It also has been recognized as a member of the 2012 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools.”

Madison – About Herzing

Herzing University was one of the first post-secondary institutions founded to prepare students for careers in the computer industry. Founded in 1965 by Henry and Suzanne Herzing, providing a career-focused, convenient, and caring education has been the focus of Herzing, even as it grew to encompass campuses in eight U.S. states and the founding of its Online and Continuing Education divisions.

While expanding its campuses, Herzing also diversified its educational programs to include the fields of business, electronics, healthcare, graphic design, and public safety. It also raised the level of credentials from diplomas to associate and bachelor of science degrees at all U.S. campuses and master's degrees at the Online campus.

The managers and executives of Herzing are leaders in their respective industries, and Herzing University has been nationally recognized for its community service.

Herzing University is the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC).  It also has been recognized as a member of the 2012 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools.”

Kenosha – About Herzing

Herzing University was one of the first post-secondary institutions founded to prepare students for careers in the computer industry. Founded in 1965 by Henry and Suzanne Herzing, providing a career-focused, convenient, and caring education has been the focus of Herzing, even as it grew to encompass campuses in eight U.S. states and the founding of its Online and Continuing Education divisions.

While expanding its campuses, Herzing also diversified its educational programs to include the fields of business, electronics, healthcare, graphic design, and public safety. It also raised the level of credentials from diplomas to associate and bachelor of science degrees at all U.S. campuses and master's degrees at the Online campus.

The managers and executives of Herzing are leaders in their respective industries, and Herzing University has been nationally recognized for its community service.

Herzing University is the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC).  It also has been recognized as a member of the 2012 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools.”

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