Herzing University-Madison


Herzing University is a for-profit school based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The university was founded in 1965 as a computer programming school with an inaugural class of 12 students. It has grown exponentially since then, and today there are 10 branch campuses across the United States and Canada, as well as an online division. Campuses are located in Akron, Ohio; Toledo, Ohio; Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; Kenosha, Wisconsin; Brookfield, Wisconsin; Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New Orleans, Louisiana; Omaha, Nebraska; Toledo, Ohio; Orlando, Florida; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; and Toronto, Ontario.

Herzing is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member institution of the North Central Association. The university awards associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. Programs at Herzing have a strong focus on preparing students for the workforce.


Information Summary

Ranks 62nd in Wisconsin and 3878th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 30.4
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $14,000
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 23 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 33% / 33%
Enrollment Total (all students) 2,140


The school’s areas of speciality include Business, Technology, Health Care, Design, and Public Safety. Many programs prepare students for industry certifications, including A+, Linux+, Network+, MCITP 2008, MCTS 2007 and Cisco CCNA. Herzing programs offer starts in the winter, spring, and fall semesters, allowing students to begin their education when it is convenient for them.

Diplomas and programs vary by campus, but at most locations degrees that can be earned in person include:


  • Health Information Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Medical Assisting Services
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Nursing RN to BSN Bridge Program


  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Legal Studies


  • Information Technology
  • Software Development
  • Technology Management

Public Safety

  • Criminal Justice
  • Homeland Security and Public Safety

Graphic Design

Herzing Online

Online classes allow students to study at their own convenience. Textbooks and other learning materials in the curricula are mailed to students at their homes. While there is a great deal of flexibility in the online format, students must still complete assignments by their due dates, which are spread throughout the semester.

Online students are expected to log in four times a week on separate days. While online, students discuss class material with other students and their instructors and participate in group learning projects. Most online students take two classes at a time and spend 10-12 hours per class on preparation and discussion. Preparation includes completing reading assignments and writing essays and papers. Students should expect to spend 3-5 hours a week on the computer in discussion forums for each class. Instructors are available for one-on-one discussions on a regular basis. Tutoring is also available.

Students in the online programs have access to technical support and 24/7 library resources. The online library gives students convenient access to thousands of newspapers, magazines, books, videos, audio files, television and radio broadcast transcripts.

Degrees offered online include:

  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science in Graphic Design
  • Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration—Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration—Business Management
  • Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting
  • Diploma in Medical Assisting

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Unique Programs

Career Development

Herzing has a rich menu of offerings for students to develop their careers. They include:

Team Connection This program fosters specialized professional development and support networks for students in each department. Support consists of a group of peers, industry professionals, and university staff. Together, this mentor forum creates a comprehensive network of support for online learners.

Social Responsibility Circle This program fosters student involvement within local communities. A valuable asset to online learners who might otherwise be isolated, social responsibility circle helps students connect with volunteer opportunities in their field of study and build their professional resumes at the same time.

Career Connections

Herzing places a strong emphasis on making successful connections between graduates of their programs and the best employment possible. Any employer who fills out a job request form will automatically receive resumes from qualified graduates. The university offers employers a quality guarantee—if they hire a Herzing graduate and find that the employee needs additional training, the university will provide that training at no additional cost to the student or the employer. Herzing also maintains an interactive resume map for potential employers to help them locate graduates who are available for work.


Students may apply for any Herzing program online or at the campus where they wish to study. All prospective students must undergo an interview with an admissions representative. The Registrar’s Office completes a schedule for each student’s entire course of study at the beginning of their time at the school. The registrar can help each individual with a custom schedule, including fast-track plans (for those who wish to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in three years, for instance) or a lighter course load to accommodate a work schedule.

Military Admissions

The university was founded by Henry Herzing, who was a Navy veteran. The Chief Academic Officer of the University, Dr. Bill Getter, is an Air Force veteran. In part, due to their background and experiences, Herzing actively recruits and welcomes military personnel into their educational programs. In addition, the school’s programs have been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs, allowing students to use their VA benefits to cover much of their tuition. Many veterans can earn transfer credit for military training.

Financial Aid

Many students at apply for, and receive, federal financial aid. Use the FAFSA forms and contact a Herzing financial aid officer if you have any questions or concerns. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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Each student is assigned a Student Services Specialist, who acts as an advisor and helps to connect the student with potential careers. Career services provided by the university include instruction in resume writing, cover letter creation, dressing for success, and business ethics. Student Service Specialists assist in scheduling interviews and locating job placements. The specialist can direct each student to appropriate university services for their needs, assist in academic preparation, customize services to accommodate disabilities, arrange course test-out exams and exemption credits, and teach time management strategies.

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