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Who we are

Ashworth College is built for the real world. The benefits of online learning can be life-changing—and should be accessible to all. That’s why our affordable programs are designed with you in mind. We empower you to learn in a way that fits your very busy, and very real, life.

Why learn online?

YOUR LIFE

Customize your studies to fit your busy schedule.

YOUR CAREER

Develop the in-demand skills employers demand.

YOUR MOVE

Fulfill your potential. No barriers, no compromises.

Our mission

To empower students to achieve their aspirations through flexible, convenient, affordable, and highly relevant educational programs.

President's message

Welcome to Ashworth College! Our nationally accredited institution has helped tens of thousands of students earn online College Degrees, Career Diplomas, and Career Certificates that have helped them succeed. Now, it's your turn.

Ashworth College History

Our history

Since 1987, Ashworth College has grown from a family-owned school to a leading online institution. But our founding principle hasn’t changed: we’re here to provide affordable, career-focused, online learning that fits our students’ lives.

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Ashworth College Faculty

Our faculty

For our career instructors and degree faculty, we bring in top subject matter experts (SMEs) with first-hand experience in their fields and the know-how to help you succeed. You’ll get to know our team of educators, advisors, and administrators as they help you reach your full potential.

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Learning experience

So how does online college work? There are no long commutes or mandatory lectures, of course—but we're truly set apart by our focus on flexible schedules, real-world skills, and independent learning.

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  • Enroll any day of the year
  • Start right away
  • Progress at your own pace
  • Take exams online
Graduationi

Graduation

We hold a graduation ceremony every year to give students a chance to celebrate their accomplishments.

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Career Services

Career Services

When you need guidance to grow your career, the Ashworth EDGE is the career services portal that can help you.

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Graduate success stories

Kimberly Price Testimonial

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

"For a stay-at-home Mom it was the best program ever, and my advice to anyone...."

Kimberly Price, Associate Degree in Accounting

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

"Being at Ashworth College made me feel a part of something."

I really would recommend it for anybody. There is no reason not to go to school, especially with a place like Ashworth, because it’s giving you the opportunity to better yourself and gain a sense of accomplishment. It was an amazing experience, it really was. My instructors got back to me, my exams were graded in a timely manner. I never had an issue with Ashworth.

Susan Donaldson, Career Diploma in Home Health Aide and Associate Degree in General Studies

Our schools

Accreditation and partners

At Ashworth College, we're committed to achieving the very highest standards in distance learning, school performance, and student results.

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Ashworth News

Madison School of Healthcare Achievements are Cherry on Top of Career-Focused Online Healthcare Training

NORCROSS, GA. - Madison School of Healthcare, a division of Ashworth College, has surpassed growth and success goals a mere two years after its launch. Spun off as its own school with specialized faculty and staff, Madison School of Healthcare has been able to accelerate program development, partnership building, and successful career training for America’s fastest-growing employment sector.

Highlighting some recent achievements, Madison School of Healthcare:

  • has grown its total number of online career training and degree programs to 31.
  • expects to open two more programs for enrollment before the end of 2018.
  • launched its newest online program in May–a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Compliance.
  • celebrated its first RN to BSN graduating class at the 2018 Commencement Ceremony in August.
  • now partners with nearly 50 health systems, community colleges, and professional associations to exchange educational and employment benefits.
  • joined forces with its three newest partners in October–the Georgia Nurses Association, Caldwell Memorial Hospital (part of the UNC Health Care System) located in Lenoir, N.C., and Friendship, a senior services provider located in Roanoke, Va.
  • is quickly approaching 100,000 total healthcare program graduates.
  • in July added Kala McNair in the newly-created role of Healthcare Admissions Advisor/Transcript Specialist.
  • in September added April Durham and Dr. Wanda Fletcher as Nursing Advisors.

Also of note, in June, Pharmacy Technician Guide announced the Madison School of Healthcare Pharmacy Technician Career Diploma program as its No. 2-ranked online program based on cost, value, and graduation rate.

“We’re not slowing down,” said Madison School of Healthcare Director Catherine Greenberg, “and we don’t want to. These achievements are just the beginning. Our ultimate goal is to provide training for hard-working, aspiring healthcare and veterinary professionals who need fewer barriers to employment in rewarding careers. We are proud to help make their goals affordable and provide flexible study options. Our stellar growth and other successes are just the cherry on top.”

For program and enrollment information, visit madison.ashworthcollege.edu.

About Madison School of Healthcare

Madison School of Healthcare, a division of Ashworth College, is home to more than 30 healthcare- and veterinary care-related diploma and degree programs including its popular Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) degree which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For more information, visit madison.ashworthcollege.edu.

About Ashworth College

Ashworth College is a nationally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies, and trades. Since its founding 30 years ago, more than 300,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In a 2017 survey done for DEAC, 95 percent of students and graduates of the school’s 20 most popular programs said they were satisfied with their studies and would recommend Ashworth College to a friend. For more information, visit www.ashworthcollege.edu.

Ashworth College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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Ashworth College 2018 Commencement Sets Attendance Record

NORCROSS, GA. - After all the tassels had been turned, hashtags shared, and ticket stubs tallied, the 2018 Ashworth College Commencement Ceremony was the school’s largest graduation event ever.

The online school’s first commencement ceremony was held on Aug. 4, 2007 in the ballroom of the Hilton Atlanta Northeast with approximately 115 graduates attending the live event. In order to manage the size of that crowd, the event was split into two back-to-back ceremonies–one for college graduates and one for high school graduates.

Comparatively, only 11 years later, the 2018 Commencement Ceremony packed Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre theater and welcomed close to 3,000 graduates and guests from around the world. David Nour, author, global speaker, and CEO of global consulting firm The Nour Group, Inc., delivered the keynote address.

A few academic highlights from the event:

In a LinkedIn post reviewing the experience, Ashworth College President Rob Klapper said, “The commencement ceremony was awe-inspiring. I am so moved by the accomplishments, optimism and unbridled joy of our students. Speaking with so many graduates, and hearing the obstacles they have overcome to earn their certificate, diploma, or degree, reinforced the difference education can make in the lives of our students.”

To highlight the geographic reach of Ashworth College, PCDI Canada, and Madison School of Healthcare, Career Diploma and Career Certificate graduates included:

  • 191 students from the U.S.
  • 7 from Canada
  • 2 from Jamaica
  • 1 each from Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Nigeria, Norway, and U.S. Virgin Islands

Degree program graduates included:

  • 108 students from the U.S.
  • 5 from U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 1 each from Belize, Jamaica, and Saint Kitts and Nevis

“This event is so important to us,” said Ashworth College Chief Academic Officer Christine Jax, “because it brings together students from different parts of the world to celebrate their shared experience of overcoming an academic challenge. It’s something families always want to celebrate together and though all the studies were done online, the physical experience of walking the stage for that diploma helps graduates cement this milestone in their lives.”

Ashworth College hosts its commencement event annually. Graduates of all the online schools under its umbrella are invited to participate regardless of the year they officially graduated. In addition to the ceremony itself, the day-long event typically includes a professional portrait photographer, social media activities, rehearsal time, and a light reception. Information about next year’s event will be made available on www.ashworthcollege.edu/why-ashworth/student-life/graduation/attend-graduation/.

About Ashworth College

Ashworth College is a nationally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies, and trades. Since its founding 30 years ago, more than 300,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In a 2017 survey done for DEAC, 95 percent of students and graduates of the school’s 20 most popular programs said they were satisfied with their studies and would recommend Ashworth College to a friend. For more information, visit www.ashworthcollege.edu.

Ashworth College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Media Contact:
Amy Dixon
Ashworth College
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Kelly Druszkowski Joins Ashworth College Family of Online Schools as Director of Program Development

NORCROSS, GA. - Ashworth College welcomes Kelly Druszkowski as director of program development. Druszkowski brings nearly 25 years of experience in instructional design, course development, educational technology, program improvement, project management, accreditation and compliance, learning management systems, and more to the online college and its three subsidiaries: Madison School of Healthcare, PCDI Canada, and James Madison High School.

“I am very excited to be joining the Ashworth College team,” Druszkowski said about her new position. “I am looking forward to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional educational opportunities and utilizing technology and best-in-class instructional methodologies to take our courses to the next level.”

With more than a decade of director-level experience working in development and management of educational programs, Druszkowski’s addition to the Ashworth College faculty reinforces the school’s commitment to continuous quality improvement of its online learning experience.

“Kelly has phenomenal experience leading virtual cross-functional teams through curriculum development and management,“ said Chief Academic Officer Christine Jax. “I expect her efforts here will help our local and remote staffs expedite program development and improvements. Her experience and organizational strengths will challenge us to strengthen the quality of our courses so we can continue to provide affordable education that exceeds student expectations.”

Druszkowski has been integral to the design of 900 online, blended, and traditional courses and more than 45 degree-level programs for post-secondary institutions like Carnegie Mellon, Texas A&M, London School of Economics, and numerous others. She holds her Master of Science in Education and Bachelor of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Ill., where she is also pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design and Educational Technology.

About Ashworth College

The Ashworth College family of online schools includes Ashworth College, Madison School of Healthcare, PCDI Canada, and James Madison High School. All three post-secondary schools are nationally-accredited online institutions that provide flexible and affordable education through more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies, and trades while James Madison High School is a regionally-accredited secondary school that provides college prep and general education diploma programs to students of all ages. Since its founding 30 years ago, about 350,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College or its subsidiaries with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. For more information, visit www.ashworthcollege.edu/why-ashworth/our-online-schools/.

Ashworth College, Madison School of Healthcare, and PCDI Canada are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). James Madison High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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