Herzing University had its beginning in 1965 when it started as a computer training institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1970 the name was changed to Herzing Institute, and the organization began to grow through the acquisition of other schools. These included the Wisconsin School of Electronics in Madison, Wisconsin, which has a history dating back to 1948. Later, the Milwaukee location was closed in favor of the Madison location, but the system headquarters has remained in Milwaukee. The name of the school was changed to Herzing College in 1996, and the institution has grown to eleven campuses plus Herzing Online. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to Herzing University in 2009.
The Akron Institute was founded in 1970 and has provided training in the Akron area continuously since that date. The school, which became a campus of Herzing in 2004, has grown to its present size with the addition of programs, increases in staff, and expansion of facilities, necessitating a move to a larger building in 2004. The name was changed from Akron Institute of Herzing University to Akron Campus-Herzing University in January 2013.
The Atlanta campus began in 1949 as Massey Junior College. Massey Junior College became part of the Herzing Institute in 1979. In 1996 its name was changed to Herzing College. Organizationally, Herzing University-Atlanta, was the main campus of two additional campuses in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Orlando, Florida. The Atlanta campus moved to its present location in 2018. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to Atlanta Campus-Herzing University in 2009.
Initially founded as Electronic Computer Programming Institute in 1965 at 1218 South 20th Street, the Birmingham college was acquired by the Milwaukee college in 1968. The name was officially changed to Herzing Institute in 1970. In December 1994 the Institute was moved to its present address at 280 West Valley Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama, and the official name was changed to Herzing College of Business and Technology and then to Herzing College in September 1998. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to Birmingham Campus-Herzing University in 2009.
The Brookfield Campus-Herzing University first opened its doors in March 2010 and serves the western suburbs of Milwaukee.
The Kenosha Campus began enrolling students in the fall of 2009 as an additional location of Herzing University to serve the communities of Kenosha, Racine, northern Illinois, and the surrounding areas.
Originally the Wisconsin School of Electronics, the school was founded in 1948 by several local Madison businessmen involved in the television and radio industry. In 1970 the school merged with Herzing Institute. In 1996 the name was changed to Herzing College to reflect its bachelor’s degree status and range of programs. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to Madison Campus- Herzing University in 2009.
Herzing College, Minneapolis Drafting School Division, became part of Herzing College in June of 2000. Established in 1961, the Minneapolis Drafting School trained and placed its graduates in all phases of drafting and design. The Minneapolis campus has since added programs in business, design, and public safety.
Herzing College, Lakeland Medical-Dental Academy Division, became part of Herzing College in May of 2002. Established in 1958, Lakeland Medical-Dental Academy has trained and placed its graduates in many phases of allied health. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to Minneapolis Campus-Herzing University in 2009.
New Orleans Campus
The Herzing University New Orleans campus started its first class in 1996 as part of Herzing College-Atlanta. The campus relocated in 2010 to its present location in order to serve a greater number of community residents looking to obtain a Herzing education. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to New Orleans Campus-Herzing University in 2009.
In 2003 Herzing College launched online education, making education available to students from the comfort of their own home, the local library, or a coffee shop. Providing educational opportunities whenever and wherever a student desires, Herzing Online offers students the opportunity to enroll in diploma/certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree programs. In 2009 Herzing Online ventured its way into the graduate school arena and began offering master’s degrees in business administration and nursing.
Herzing College in Orlando started its first classes in 1995 as an additional location of Herzing College in Atlanta. With the addition of graduate programs, the name was changed to Orlando Campus-Herzing University in 2009.