• Address: 4400 West 78th Street, 6th Floor, Bloomington, Minnesota 55435-5444

  • Phone Number: (952) 545-2000

  • Website: http://www.rasmussen.edu/ways-to-learn/online/

About

Rasmussen College is a private for-profit college. The college opened its doors on September 1st, 1900. Rasmussen college was initially established to educate secretarial and accounting students. The college campuses are spread across 22 locations in the U.S.

  • Rasmussen College address for Bloomington Campus is 4400 West 78th Street 6th Floor Bloomington, MN 55435. 

  • The student-faculty ratio for the college is 16:1.

  • There are 1,886 candidates enrolled for the full-time course and 2,900 candidates enrolled for part-time.

  • The total graduation rate of the university is 31%.


Rasmussen College Online

  • The college has been offering distance education programs in Associate degree, Bachelor’s degree, Certificates, and Diplomas.

  • It offers both on-campus and online programs in majors such as Accounting, Nursing, Business Management, Health Science, Paralegal Studies.

  • The online programs can be accessed at the online portal and the curriculum structure is flexible. By logging in, a student can also view their course details, financial aid, announcements, and much more.

  • The college provides diverse courses which are fully available online and the tuition fee is comparatively less than other colleges.


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  • As per students opinion, this is one of the best online school for people looking to pursue Computer Science. 

  • The college has excellent instructors who are experienced and knowledgeable in the field of Nursing.

  • Rasmussen integrates ATI into the program, which has helped students for the NCLEX.

  • The college has an excellent campus.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit

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Headquartered at

St. Cloud, Minnesota

FAFSA/Federal School Code

011686

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Programmatic Accreditation

CAHIIM, CCNE, CAPTE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.rasmussen.edu/ways-to-learn/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Rasmussen College accreditation is Regional Accreditation and College has met the standards of accreditation which are set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Higher Learning Commission is organized by and is one of the six regional accrediting committees by the U.S Department of Education.

Programmatic accreditations

  • The Health Information Technician Associate’s degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

  • Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE).

  • The university is also accredited by American Physical Therapy Association Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Campus Life

  • The college mainly focuses on the student’s growth both on campus as well as online. 

  • They also have a career assistance service to nurture young talent and help them with respect to their future career path.

  • The college has an updated practical market knowledge curriculum.

  • Every program has a specific professional experienced faculty.

  • Rasmussen College has advisors to assist the student to choose the right financial aid which will help them to complete their course with and financial problem.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 16: 1
Total Population 4,786
Student Population Full Time: 1,886 Part Time: 2,900
Gender Division Male: 21 % Female: 79 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 39 %

The College Monk

Female: 27 %

Total Graduation Rate: 31 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Rasmussen College offers 42 online programs across 11 Majors

Accounting

Offering 3 programs accross 3 degrees

Nursing

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Business Management

Offering 10 programs accross 2 degrees

Health Science

Offering 11 programs accross 3 degrees

Paralegal Studies

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Design

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Education

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

Rasmussen College Admission ProcessAdmission Process in Rasmussen College

  • Students should choose a program according to their goals.

  • Students should complete the enrollment process completely.

  • After the students complete the enrollment process, they are required to submit a FAFSA application form. Students can get assistance from a program manager who can help the students through the admission process.

  • The students will receive all the enrollment documents needed to be signed. At this stage, a background check process of the students will be conducted. All the previous college transcripts should be submitted to the Rasmussen College.

  • In the next step, the program manager helps the student to choose a course. The program managers will help the students to visualize their college experience by creating a customized roadmap to graduation.

  • The program managers will conduct an orientation program online.

Acceptance or Rejection of the applicants 

  • The application should be complete along with the enrollment agreement.

  • Students should be having proof of their high school graduation or equivalent. If any information on the documents which are submitted are found to be false, the  Rasmussen College will immediately dismiss the application of the student. The credits of the students will be invalidated. Then students will have to repay the financial aid received by them.

Note: Rasmussen College will notify the applicant in writing of acceptance or rejection of the application


Technological Requirements

Students who aspire to do an online course in Rasmussen College needs to have the minimum technical requirements to complete their chosen online degree programs. If students are not able to meet the minimum technical requirements required, then students can visit the campus if possible to complete a few assignments. Periodical change of the technical requirements can occur due to frequent changes in technology. Mobile devices may only work with limited functionality.

Web browser and other requirements

  • Students having windows operating systems on their computers should use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer Version 8,9 or 10.

  • Students having Operating System x on their Mac should use Mozilla Firefox or Safari version 5 or 6.0.x.

  • Students should be having a broadband internet connection.

  • Students should go to their browser and enable cookies. Servers place a small file known as cookies on computers. The cookies can be controlled by the students.

  • Students should be having Flash plug-ins as many courses will be having images or animations which require the Flash plug-in.

  • Few courses require the Shockwave plug-in to view some images and animation.

  • Many courses will utilize .pdf files which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these .pdf files. Students should download the Adobe Acrobat Reader if they do not have it on their computers.

  • Majority of the online degree programs offered by Rasmussen College will be having powerpoint presentations which will require Microsoft Powerpoint to be viewed. If students do not have Microsoft Powerpoint they can use the free powerpoint viewer.

  • Microsoft Word is used in many courses to turn in written assignments. Students who do not have Microsoft Word can either download it online or contact their online instructor.

  • Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software is required in many courses. Students can either download it online or can contact their online instructor.

  • A compression utility like 7-Zip, to create a “zipped file” may be required for many courses. The compression Utility comes inbuilt for Windows XP and newer versions of the operating system of the computer. So, students having Windows XP or newer versions of windows need not have to download the compression utility again.

  • For a few courses, Rasmussen College requires students to use a specific locked webcam and web browser to Proctor online quizzes and examinations. At the time of examination, students are prevented from copying, printing, accessing another URL, browsing, and more by a locked browser. Students should use Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor which is free and can be downloaded online.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Assistance is available for the students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans and work-study.

Students looking for financial aid facilities can fill the FAFSA form with Rasmussen College FAFSA/federal school code is 008501 and for other programs, codes vary based on the college campus and program.

Rasmussen College has various financial aid available from Federal, States and private institutes.

These aids are provided to students who are passionate enough to pursue education but face financial problems and find it difficult to pay tuition fee.

Federal Aid provided include Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.

College also provides Institutional Aid as listed Learning Innovation Grant, Dollars for Scholars, Future Nurses of Wisconsin Scholarship, Giva Scholarship Program, First in My Family Hispanic Scholarship, National Military Family Association Scholarship.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $3,895 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $805 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,708 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $5,325 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student in university June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $5,708 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies Need of Financial support. U.S. National or Eligible non-resident. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Learning Innovation Grant $1,755 Fulfill Admission requirement. Flex-Choice Competency-Based program. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Dollars for Scholars $500 Local students Varies
Future Nurses of Wisconsin Scholarship $4,600 Full-time Student of Professional Nursing degree. Varies
Giva Scholarship Program Varies Undergraduate or graduate students. Anyone attending a college or university worldwide Varies
First in My Family Hispanic Scholarship Varies Deserving Hispanic students seeking to afford a higher education in academic disciplines leading to careers in business Varies
National Military Family Association Scholarship Varies Families of the seven uniformed services Varies

Data Source: http://www.rasmussen.edu/ways-to-learn/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $16,250
$30,001 - $48,000 $16,898
$48,001 - $75,000 $19,286
$75,001 - $110,000 $18,516
Over $110,000 $21,236

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 41% $3,727
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 64% $4,743
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 61% $4,090
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 7% $846
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 73% $5,341
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 73% $5,341
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 16,447
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 9 $2,895
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 9 $2,895

Data Source: http://www.rasmussen.edu/ways-to-learn/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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