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Madison, WI 53718
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Herzing University-Madison

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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.


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

Most Popular Fields of Study

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.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3962nd for the average student loan amount.
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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.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Information Summary

Ranks 64th in Wisconsin and 3896th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 461 0.20
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 8 0.00
Forcible Rape 74 0.03
Robbery 272 0.12
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,440 0.61
Larceny 6,152 2.63
Vehicle theft 344 0.15

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Madison, WI 53718
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population3,457 (2,629 urban / 828 rural)
Households1,493 (2.28 people per house)
Median Household Income$61,948
Families957 (2.74 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
GraduateSingle postbaccalaureate (business)
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District5502

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3578th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $11,150 $11,150 $11,150
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $470 $470 $470
FT Graduate Tuition $15,000 $15,000 $15,000
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $625 $625 $625
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $11,150 $11,150 $11,150
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $25,163 $25,163 $25,163
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $14,428 $14,428 $14,428

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $11,040 $11,150 $11,040 $11,150 $11,040 $11,150
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,944(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,069(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,278(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application FeeN/A
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 420 (134 male / 266 female)
Admitted 339 (109 male / 230 female)
Admission rate 81%
First-time Enrollment 231 (68 male / 163 female)
FT Enrollment 184 (61 male / 123 female)
PT Enrollment 47 (7 male / 40 female)
Total Enrollment2,680

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A / 
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other tests

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1946th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $63,264 ($61,889 male / $51,417 female)
Number of FT Faculty 37 (19 male / 18 female)
Number of PT Faculty 296
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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