Rasmussen College Press and Media

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Press Releases
7/29/2014Rasmussen College Remembers Board Member Thurston E. Manning, Ph.d.
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is remembering its beloved Board Member, Thurston E. (Ted) Manning, Ph.D., who passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Dr. Manning, who was an inspirational Board member and avid supporter in career-focused education for Rasmussen College, will be deeply missed. He was 88.
7/24/2014Rasmussen College Expands Flex Choice Learning Option
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced the expansion of its Flex Choice learning option to two additional business degree programs with classes beginning October 2014. Flex Choice, which combines faculty-led courses with self-paced, competency-based courses, is immediately available for qualified students enrolling in the College’s AcceleratED Business Management Bachelor’s degree and Accounting Associate’s degree programs. The innovative learning experience, which launched in May with the Business Management Associate’s degree program, can save students up to $14,000 on the total cost of their degree compared to Rasmussen College’s traditional degree programs and allows them to graduate up to six months sooner. Savings do vary by program
7/10/2014Rasmussen College Announces Its Public Benefit Corporation Platform
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), announced today it will focus its corporate social responsibility efforts under the platform "Building Community through Education". The goal is to use career-focused education to enhance workforce readiness, match employers with skilled employees and drive economic growth and community prosperity. This platform will be adopted across all 24 Rasmussen College campuses and three central offices, with a focus on programs and initiatives that connect and impact students and alumni, community members, local businesses and employers and Rasmussen College employees.
7/2/2014Rasmussen College Recognized For Effective Practices In Blended Learning
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is proud to announce it has been recognized by The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) for effective practices in blended learning. Sloan-C, a leading professional online learning society, will present Rasmussen College faculty with its Blended Learning Effective Practice Award at the 11th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop, July 8-9 in Denver. The award recognizes effective techniques, strategies and practices in online education.
5/29/2014Rasmussen College Launches Flexible Degree Option To Help Students Save Money And Graduate Faster
To help meet the demands of today's college students, Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today launched Flex Choice, a flexible degree option that combines faculty-led courses with competency-based, self-paced courses. The new innovative learning experience can save students up to $14,000 on the total cost of their degree and allow them to graduate up to six months sooner. Flex Choice is immediately available for qualified students enrolling in the Business Management Associate's Degree program, with classes beginning July 2014.
5/20/2014Rasmussen College Selected To Participate In Tenth World Forum On Early Care And Education Panel
Rasmussen College, a regionally-accredited private college, recently attended and was selected to present at the Tenth World Forum on Early Care and Education. The international event, attended by early childhood leaders and practitioners from more than 80 nations, took place May 6-9 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Cecelia Westby, representing Rasmussen College and Collegis Education, was selected to sit on an international panel of early childhood experts to discuss innovative ways to prepare future teachers. During her comments, Westby highlighted the opportunities for preparing high-quality early childhood teachers fully online.
4/25/2014Rasmussen College Associate's Degree In Nursing Program In Ocala Earns ACEN Accreditation
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced its earned accreditation for the School of Nursing's Professional Nursing Associate's Degree (ADN) program in Ocala from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Accreditation signifies the Ocala program has met or exceeded standards and criteria for educational quality in its nursing curriculum and its preparation for nursing students to work successfully in the profession.
4/15/2014Survey Says: American Workers Are Stuck In A Rut
Many Americans are unhappy at work. According to new research conducted on behalf of Rasmussen College, almost one in five Americans say they are dissatisfied with their job, partially because they have no room to grow. In fact, more than half of the 2,000 U.S. adults surveyed say they don’t have significant growth opportunities in their current positions.
4/4/2014Rasmussen College Partners With Make-A-Wish To Help Grant An 11-Year-Old Boy's Wish
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is partnering with Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida to help grant an 11-year-old Pasco County boy's wish. Joey, who is diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, enjoys playing video and computer games, and like many 11-year-old boys, Joey spends his time exploring the newest games and playing them with friends. Joey says he wants to be a video game creator when he grows up. To help make that dream a reality, Rasmussen College is giving Joey a digital drawing tablet along with a one-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud. The membership, which is worth up to $600, will give Joey access to Adobe's suites of software for graphic design, video editing, web development applications and cloud services.
4/3/2014Rasmussen College Partners With The National Association For The Education Of Young Children (NAEYC) To Bring Awareness To The Benefits Of Early Childhood Education
Healthy children and families contribute to the well-being of our communities. To bring awareness to the benefits of early childhood education (ECE), Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is partnering with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to celebrate Week of the Young Child, April 6-12, 2014. The purpose of the week, now in its 43rd year, is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. The College's theme for this year's Week of the Young Child is Investing in Young Children Benefits All.

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WTSP TV; Tampa, FL —July 24, 2013
Rasmussen College Explains How to Choose the Right College
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St. Cloud Times; St. Cloud, MN—July 22, 2013
Rasmussen Expands Nursing Program to St. Cloud Campus
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KSNT TV; Topeka, KS—July 19, 2013
Rasmussen College Topeka Campus Employees Give Back During Community Service Day
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KEYC TV; Mankato, MN—July 19, 2013
Rasmussen College Mankato Campus Gives Back During Community Service Day
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Mankato Free Press; Mankato, MN—July 19, 2013
Rasmussen staff, students give back
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WCJB TV; Ocala, FL—July 19, 2013
Rasmussen College Ocala Campus Gives Back During Community Service Day
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WDAY TV; Fargo, ND—July 19, 2013
Rasmussen College Fargo/Moorhead Campus Employees Give Back During Community Service Day
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Lawrence Journal-World; Lawrence, KS—July 14, 2013
Rasmussen College Talks Job Skills Needed to Advance in Today's Workforce
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WGBA TV; Green Bay, WI—June 23, 2013
Rasmussen College Green Bay/Appleton Campuses Recognize More Than 100 Graduates
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WIBW TV; Topeka, KS—June 13, 2013
Rasmussen College Celebrates Grand Opening of its Topeka Campus
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KMSP TV; Eden Prairie, MN—June 8, 2013
Rasmussen College Discusses the Importance of Choosing the Right College Degree
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WTSP TV; Tampa, FL —June 5, 2013
Rasmussen College Explains How to Make Yourself More Marketable
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KSTC 45 TV; St. Paul, MN—May 31, 2013
Keeping Your Digital Life Organized
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AM 1240 WJON; St. Cloud, MN—May 30, 2013
Rasmussen Colleges Gives Insight on Job Market
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Rockford Register Star; Rockford, IL—May 29, 2013
Interest High in Rasmussen College's New Nursing Program
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KSTC 45 TV; St. Paul, MN—May 28, 2013
Choosing the Right College Degree
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WFTX TV; Fort Myers, FL—May 22, 2013
Job Outlook for 2013 College Grads
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830 WCCO News Radio; Minneapolis, MN—May 13, 2013
National Police Week: What it Means to be a Police Officer
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WTSP TV; Tampa, FL —May 8, 2013
National Nurses Week: Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle
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KSTP TV; St. Paul, MN—May 7, 2013
Spike in Auto-Related Deaths Among Law Enforcement Reinforces Need for Training
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Rasmussen College Profile

The Rasmussen College Mission

Rasmussen College is dedicated to serving our communities by recognizing the diverse needs of individuals.

We encourage personal and professional development through respect, appreciation and a commitment to general education, as a foundation for life-long learning.

As an institution of higher learning, Rasmussen College is committed to preparing students to be active, productive, and successful contributors to a global community.


General Information

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college specializing in high-demand educational programs in a supportive, student-centered environment. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses. By combining career development expertise, high academic standards and exceptional student support services, Rasmussen College graduates gain the skills to succeed in their chosen field. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit rasmussen.edu.

Rasmussen College has campuses in:

  • Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Eagan, Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato, Moorhead, and St. Cloud, MN
  • Aurora/Naperville, Mokena/Tinley Park, Rockford, and Romeoville/Joliet, IL
  • Fort Myers, Ocala, New Port Richey/West Pasco, Land O' Lakes/East Pasco, and Tampa/Brandon, FL
  • Appleton, Green Bay and Wausau, WI
  • Bismarck and Fargo, ND
  • Topeka and Overland Park, KS
  • Online

Depending on the campus, classes are offered during the day, evening, or on weekends.

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Subject Matter Expert Showcase

Rasmussen College, a leader in higher education, presents our Subject Matter Expert Showcase, a speaker series featuring subject matter experts dedicated to educating the community. To learn more, check out the previous presentations:


Civic Engagement: Effectively Advocate Your Needs

Featured Speaker:
Katie Misukanis, Government Relations Director
Rasmussen College

Katie Misukanis explains the practical logistics of communicating with legislators, such as how to locate them, present issues, and what the legislative process looks like. Help yourself and your business and be civically engaged.


Planning for Your Education Investment: Developing a Tuition Repayment Strategy

Featured Speaker:
Oana Zayic, Sr. Student Finance Advisor
Rasmussen College

Oana Zayic explains the fundamentals of student loans, as well as how to take advantage of company tuition reimbursement programs and how to create a personal budget throughout your college career.


Community Policing: How to be an Aware and Active Member of Your Community

Featured Speaker:
Stefanie Dressen, School of Justice Studies Instructor
Rasmussen College 

Stefanie Dressen explains the importance of knowing your neighbors and provides details on how to identify suspicious activity in your neighborhood.


Talent Planning: How to Grow Your Future Leaders

Featured Speaker:
John Smith-Coppes, Campus Director, North Dakota
Rasmussen College 

John Smith-Coppes explains how a company can grow future leaders from within to create a more sustainable, success-driven workforce based on their industry expertise, business goals, and the ability to forecast future trends.


Building Your Enterprise: How to Create an Effective Business Plan

Featured Speaker:
Antar Salim, Program Coordinator, School of Business
Rasmussen College

Antar Salim explains how to create a business plan to help guide future business strategy and expansion by examining the strengths, weaknesses, and the competitive landscape.


Online Networking: Using Social Media to Grow Your Network

Featured Speaker:
Dana DeLapi-Haesemeyer, Online Community Manager
Rasmussen College

Dana DeLapi-Haesemeyer shows how to make your business grow by strategically using social media to boost marketing efforts, customer service, and spur sales.


Marketing 101: Developing a Marketing Plan for Your Business

Featured Speaker:
Soma Jurgenson, Program Chair, School of Business
Rasmussen College

Soma Jurgenson illustrates how to create a marketing plan to further the success of your business. She walks through each step of the marketing plan, including defining your goals and developing activities to achieve them.


World Class Service: Creating a Positive Customer Experience

Featured Speaker:
Patty Sagert, Campus Director, Blaine Campus
Rasmussen College

Patty Sagert explains how creating a positive customer service experience is vital for any business, and how to treat customers in order to keep your doors open.


Online Word-of-Mouth: How to Excel at Online Marketing Using What You Already Know

Featured Speaker:
Josh Braaten, Online Marketing Manager of SEO
Rasmussen College

Josh Braaten explains how to use search engine optimization (SEO) and the resulting online word-of-mouth to improve consumer traffic to your website or blog.