Rasmussen College

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Introduction to Rasmussen College

Walter Rasmussen founded Rasmussen College in 1900 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Academic departments include health, business, justice studies, education, nursing and technology and design.

In addition to degree programs, Rasmussen College also offers a number of certificate programs in fields like massage, nursing, accounting, digital design and IT. There are more than 35 online degrees available through the distance education program.

Student Life at Rasmussen College

Classes average 15-25 students at Rasmussen College. Many students take classes at one of the college campuses. Other students earn their degrees or job skills training through the distance learning program.

A number of students take classes both in the classroom and online. Rasmussen College is set up to be as accommodating as possible for students who work full-time, part-time or who have families.

FAQs on Rasmussen College

Is Rasmussen College Accredited?

The Regional Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Rasmussen College.

In addition, the Health Information Technician program offered at several Rasmussen College locations in Minnesota and in Illinois is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The Medical Assisting Program at Brooklyn Park, Mankato and St. Cloud has accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

What Are Some Requirements for Rasmussen College?

The admissions requirements for Rasmussen College vary depending upon the student's course of study. Distance learning and traditional students who wish to earn an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree will need to have a high school diploma or a GED.

Rasmussen College students who apply for a master's degree program need to have bachelor's degree. Job skills training certification often does not require a diploma or a GED to enroll in classes or to become certified.

Can I Receive Financial Aid From Rasmussen College?

Students at Rasmussen College use a variety of financial assistance programs to help pay for school. Distance learning students get loans, grants and scholarships awarded by the college to fund their tuition expenses.

What Are the Career Possibilities From Rasmussen College?

Students who pursue a business course of study or get job skills training in health, nursing, IT, justice studies, education or design can qualify for a number of jobs. Students can work as teachers, nurses or programmers after they become certified or earn degrees from the distance learning school.