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Herzing University

Herzing University
Herzing College (Canada)
Seal of Herzing University
Former names
Herzing Institute
Established 1965
Type Private school
Chancellor Henry Herzing
President Renée Herzing
Undergraduates 5,802[1]
1,500 (Canada)[2]
Postgraduates 230
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Campus locations 11 campuses in USA, 4 in Canada, online
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Herzing University is a non-profit, career-focused institution of higher education that awards diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in a variety of disciplines.


Herzing University was founded by Henry and Suzanne Herzing in 1965, as a computer programming school, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1970, it became Herzing Institute and the organization started to grow through the acquisition of other schools. The name of the school was changed to Herzing College in 1996, and the institution has grown to include campuses in eight U.S. states, plus an online division. In 2009, with the addition of graduate programs, it was renamed Herzing University for all schools in the United States. Herzing Educational System also operates four campuses in Canada, under the Herzing College name.

The Herzing system headquarters are located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.


While expanding its campuses, Herzing also diversified its educational programs to include the fields of business, technology, health care, design, and public safety. All U.S. campus locations award bachelor of science degrees and associate of science degrees. Master's degrees are offered through Herzing University Online. Not all campuses offer all of the programs.


Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA).[1][3]

In Canada, all Herzing College programs are approved by the Ministries of Education in Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.[4] Herzing College campuses in Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg are also accredited by the Canadian Education and Training Accreditation Commission (CETAC), while the campus in Montreal has begun the accreditation process.[5]


Herzing University now has eleven campuses in the U.S. while Herzing College has four campuses in Canada. Herzing University campuses are located in Akron, Ohio (established in 1970, formerly known as the Akron Institute of Herzing University); Atlanta, Georgia (founded in 1949 as Massey Junior College, it became part of Herzing in 1979); Birmingham, Alabama (founded as Electronic Computer Programming Institute in 1965, it was acquired by Herzing in 1968); Brookfield, Wisconsin (2010); Kenosha, Wisconsin (2009); Madison, Wisconsin (founded in 1948 as Wisconsin School of Electronics, the school merged with Herzing Institute in 1970); Minneapolis, Minnesota (created by the incorporation of two colleges, Minneapolis Drafting School, established in 1961, it became part of Herzing University in 2000, and Lakeland Medical-Dental Academy, established in 1958, it became part of Herzing in 2002); New Orleans, Louisiana (1996); Omaha, Nebraska (1991, known as the Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare of Herzing University); Orlando, Florida (1995); and Toledo, Ohio (2009).

In Canada, Herzing College campuses are located in Montreal, Quebec (established in 1968); Ottawa, Ontario (1980); Toronto, Ontario (1965); and Winnipeg, Manitoba (1970).

Herzing University launched its Online Campus in 2003. The administrative office of the Online Campus is located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin,[6] though all of the faculty work remotely. This service is only available in the United States.


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