Rasmussen College is a private for-profit college which maintains multiple campuses in Minnesota, North Dakota, Florida, Wisconsin, and Illinois. It was founded in 1900 as Rasmussen School of Business by Walter Rasmussen in Saint Paul, Minnesota. When the school was sold to Walter Nemitz in 1945, it went through curriculum changes and updating of school facilities. It eventually adapted the name Rasmussen College as it acquired other existing schools including the St. Cloud Business College and the Northern Technical School of Business. The shift towards expanding the school through internal means instead of acquiring more schools prevailed after the first campus branch was established.
At present, students can choose to take their degrees online or through the various campuses established throughout the US. These include campuses in Minnesota specifically in Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato, and St. Cloud; Caspar in Illinois particularly in Aurora/Naperville, Mokena/Tinley Park, Rockford, and Romeoville/Joliet. Campuses in Wisconsin are located in Appleton, Green Bay, and Wausau, while North Dakota campuses are located in Bismarck and Fargo. There are five campuses in Florida which are located in Fort Meyers, New Port Richey, Ocala, Land O’Lakes and Tampa/Brandon.
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Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It offers its academic programs through its various divisions. The School of Health Sciences offer degree programs in Health Information Management, Health Information Technician, Medical Administration, Medical Assisting, Medical Lab Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technologist, Medical Office Assistant and Medical Billing and Coding. The School of Business offers programs in Accounting, Business Management, Healthcare Management, Public Accounting, Human Resource and Organizational Leadership, Marketing, Internet Marketing, Call Center Management, Child Development, Entrepreneurship and Marketing and Sales. Offered by the School of Justice are programs in Criminal Justice, Human Services, Law Enforcement, Paralegal, Homeland Security, Corrections, and Psychology. The School of Nursing offers Practical Nursing, Professional Nursing, Professional Nursing-Mobility, and the RN to BSN.
The School of Technology and Design offers programs in Digital Designs and Animation, Game and Simulation Programming, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Information Technology Management, Information Systems Management, Multimedia Technologies, Network Administration, Network Security, Database Administration, Web Programming, Computer Information Technology, and Software Application Development. The School of Education offers the Early Childhood Education Programs in 4 specializations. The Online Degree Curriculum has been aligned with the curriculum provided on-campus.
Tuition for an associate degree is $375.00 per credit. Bachelor degree tuition ranges from $375.00 to $420.00 per credit. Tuition is inclusive of books, lab supplies, software, tutoring, and career services. Financial aid is provided through federal grants, loans, and scholarships. Rasmussen College offers a 10% tuition discount for those who have served in the military. This privilege is extended to their spouse and immediate family members aged 18 to 21. To further help all active military servicemen as well as veterans, Rasmussen College allows tuition-specific assistance through the GI Bill and federal financial aid.
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Rasmussen College has approximately 14,000 students handled by at least 1,000 faculty members. It is not currently affiliated with any intercollegiate athletic conference.