Herzing University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Proprietary
Terms Semester
First year of program 2003-2004

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 21
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 231
Average online teaching experience 5 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 90%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 70%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 6
Part-time faculty with doctorate 63
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 17
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 0
Average class size 18
Maximum class size 25


Online bachelor's degree programs 27
Online courses 163
Five most popular majors
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 27%
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 16%
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 8%
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 6%
Pre-Law Studies 6%
All majors
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Faculty teaching the courses have extensive industry experience. In addition, there is virtual communities and support set-up for students to keep them connected to the university. We also provide a personal approach to supporting students with support from advisors, academic chairs, and deans reaching out and following to check in and answer any questions along the way in their experience. We truly focus our operations around a positive student experience.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Mandatory
Students enroll as online students No
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus None
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures All
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 8
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order No
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Students log-in with a unique identifier to access their courses. In addition assignment are set-up using Safe Assign to ensure students are not re-submitting other’s work, or work previously submitted for another class. Students also have timed tests and exams that are often set-up so a student cannot close or leave the page without the test or exam being submitted.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 123
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1 year
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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