About Heald College
Heald College is an educational institution that founded their first campus 145 years ago in San Francisco, and has since expanded to twelve different locations in three states, all dedicated to preparing their students for a career in the business world.
Heald College claims that they were the first business college established in the western United States, and promises that they have maintained a positive reputation within the education community by keeping up with the business world, changing and evolving as it does.
To this end, where they previously only offered two year Associate’s Degrees in Business, they have expanded their offerings to include degrees in Legal Services, Healthcare, and Technology, as well as offering preparatory courses for technical certifications.
Heald College says that their programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, which is recognized by the US Department of Education.
Accreditation is incredibly important when searching for a college degree program – this means that the program in question has been evaluated by a third party and has met industry standards for that program.
It also means that if you decide to move on from Heald to a four year institution where you can get your Bachelor’s Degree, that your credits should be transferable, though each college works on a case by case basis.
Though their commercials are seen nationwide, currently Heald College only has campuses on the West Coast, including California, Oregon, and Hawaii. They do, however, offer some online courses that may be taken anywhere.
Tuition for their Associate’s Degree programs will vary depending on the specific program you choose and what location you attend. Any complaints, questions, or concerns about financial aid or needs can be addressed to their financial services.
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I attended in 94-96 and was told that employers came to the school and hired directly after graduation or brought students in for internships while they finished their classes. The truth was that they did do that...for the top 2% of the class who didn't have to also support themselves completely and who had 4.0 grades. I still graduated with a 3.7 GPA. Even the job placement was a scam...they once sent me to an interview to a company that was out of business and at another time sent me to a fictitious address. I still owe all this time later because I have never landed a job that paid what their "career counselors" said I would with a Heald degree. I eventually took Heald off of my resume and was able to get into a career I enjoyed but I certainly wish I hadn't been so naive about the scam that Heald was...and still is apparently. People looking for an education DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND DON'T LISTEN TO SLICK SALES PEOPLE! It is a shame that such scams are so widespread and allowed to continue. You'd think that the government would crack down on this BS since many of the loans end up in default. Mine did when I couldn't afford to pay on it and they finally started taking it out of my paycheck forcing me to consolidate and often times defer. I owe more now than I borrowed, will likely owe them till I die.