Rasmussen College is a private for-profit institution of higher education that offers associate and bachelor degrees as well as diplomas and certificates in a variety of career-focused programs. Since its founding, Rasmussen has strived to help students maximize their job potential by providing instruction that enables them to learn the skills that are desired by employers.
Rasmussen College is committed to serving its communities by acknowledging the diverse needs of every individual. The college promotes personal and professional development through appreciation, commitment, and respect to general education as a basis for lifelong learning experiences. The college is dedicated to preparing students to become lively, productive and successful providers to the worldwide community.
Rasmussen College Online offers a wide variety of online degrees. The online programs use a mix of technology and social networking to offer all online students high quality personalized support that is designed for completing your online degree, advancing in your current career, and establishing lifelong learning experiences. Online services are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with student and technical assistance.
In 1900, Walter Rasmussen founded Rasmussen College as the Rasmussen School of Business located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In 1945, Walter Rasmussen retired and sold the college to Walter Nemitz. More than 22,400 students graduated from the college by 1950. The sons of Nemitz took ownership of the college in 1961 after Walter Nemitz decided to retire. Rasmussen College purchased the St. Cloud Business College in 1974 and the Northern Technical School of Business in 1979. A campus in Mankato, Minnesota was opened in 1983 and it marked the era of expansion for the college. Additional campuses were opened in the next 20 years and the online campus was established in 2002. Currently there have been more than 100,000 graduates from the college as a whole.
Rasmussen College’s headquarters are located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, but has 16 campuses in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Illinois, and Florida.
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has awarded Rasmussen College with Regional Accreditation, which is the highest standard for educational excellence.
Schools of Education
The School of Allied Health provides health education that enables students to gain the necessary skills in specific specialty areas. The programs provide hands-on learning experience to enable graduates to perform their job in an effective manner.
The School of Business provides students with a solid business foundation and prepares them for many windows of opportunities in the business world. The school helps students gain the essential skills that employers in the business field are looking for in a candidate.
The School of Justice Studies focuses on many different aspects of the legal system and prepares students to enter into the field of justice with the necessary knowledge to be successful in their careers in criminal justice.
The School of Education prepares students to become great teachers that our country’s youth needs. The program provides a blend of classroom instruction and extensive practical experience. Students will have effective learning opportunities by completing an externship at a licensed childcare center.
The School of Nursing provides future nurses with the essential hands-on skills for the ever-changing field of nursing. Through the different nursing programs graduates will be able to perform nursing duties to patients in a variety of settings.
The School of Technology and Design offers a variety of programs for graduates to pursue a career in the fast paced field of technology and design. The curricula of the programs provide the necessary instruction on many different course topics that enable students to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in their career field.
At Rasmussen College; there are many scholarship opportunities available such as Dollars for Scholars, Early Enrollment Tuition Grant, On-Time Graduation Scholarship, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA, and Wisconsin Resident Grant.
Rasmussen College offers a variety of financial assistance for students in need. Federal programs include Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Stafford Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), and Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) loans. Rasmussen also participates in many state and alternative loan programs. Rasmussen can also provide information about employee assistance and military financial aid programs.
Credit Earning Options
Rasmussen College accepts transfer credits from other regionally accredited schools. Transfer credits are granted on an individual basis and students must submit an official transcript. Students can also test out for credits they previously earned. Students cannot transfer in or test out of more than 40% of the credit hours required by their program.