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8/27/2015
Rasmussen College Redesigns Healthcare Career-Focused Programs to Help Fill Employment Gaps
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced the launch of three newly redesigned healthcare career-focused degree programs: Healthcare Management Bachelor’s degree-completion program, Medical Assisting Diploma and the Medical Laboratory Technician Associate’s degree. These degree options are designed to prepare students to fill significant employment gaps in both the business and patient services sides of healthcare. The College also announced a tuition reduction of 35 percent for its Medical Assisting Diploma program for new students starting in October.
8/25/2015
Rasmussen College Medical Assisting Program in Overland Park and Topeka, Kan., Earns ABHES Accreditation
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced its Medical Assisting Diploma program in Overland Park and Topeka, Kan., has earned accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES is a nationally recognized higher education accreditation organization specializing in both institutional and programmatic accreditation of programs in the allied health field. Rasmussen College also announced it is lowering tuition for its Medical Assisting Diploma by 35 percent for new students starting in October.
8/18/2015
Rasmussen College Launches Supply Chain and Logistics Management Scholarship
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, recently launched the Supply Chain and Logistics Management Scholarship in an effort to make this specialized business degree more affordable and accessible to students. The scholarship, which is immediately available for new students enrolling in the Supply Chain and Logistics Management Bachelor’s degree program for fall 2015, could lower tuition by up to $4,000.
8/11/2015
Rasmussen College President Participates in White House Discussion on Innovation and Quality in Higher Education
Rasmussen College President Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen recently participated in a discussion at the White House on promoting innovation and quality in higher education. Dr. Boyum-Breen was among a select group of higher education industry leaders, including college presidents, education providers, thought leaders and accreditors, to be invited to attend the convening in Washington on July 30. The U.S. Department of Education brought the group together to discuss ways higher education institutions and non-accredited education providers can work together to extend access to students while ensuring quality and consumer protection.
8/5/2015
Rasmussen College Launches Future Nurses of Wisconsin Scholarship
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, recently launched a Future Nurses of Wisconsin scholarship in an effort to help address the shortage of nurses across the nation. The scholarship, which is immediately available for new students enrolling in the Professional Nursing Associate’s Degree (ADN) program at Rasmussen College, could lower tuition by up to $4,600.* To receive the full award, students must enroll full-time at the Green Bay or Wausau campus.
8/5/2015
Rasmussen College Launches Future Nurses of Florida Scholarship
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, recently launched a Future Nurses of Florida scholarship in an effort to help address the shortage of nurses across the nation. The scholarship, which is immediately available for new students enrolling in the Practical Nursing Diploma program at Rasmussen College, could lower tuition by up to $1,600.* To receive the full award, students must enroll full-time at the Fort Myers, Tampa/Brandon, Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco or Ocala campus.
7/22/2015
Rasmussen College Employees and Students Give Back During Seventh Annual Community Service Day
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, will give back to its local communities on Friday, July 24, during the College’s seventh annual Community Service Day. Approximately 1,200 employees and students from its 23 campuses and three central offices will volunteer during the national service day event. Through this annual effort, students and staff volunteer more than 4,000 hours in just one 24-hour period.
7/8/2015
Rasmussen College Reduces Tuition Nationwide
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced a 13 percent tuition reduction nationwide that takes effect in August for new, full-time students. The tuition reduction, which applies to all non-nursing programs at Rasmussen College, aligns with an ongoing commitment to provide the best investment possible for students by helping decrease debt upon graduation. This is the second nationwide tuition reduction at Rasmussen College in just two years. In October 2013, the College lowered tuition costs an average of 12 percent nationally.
6/25/2015
Rasmussen College Welcomes Dr. Ann Leja as New Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, recently welcomed Dr. Ann Leja as its new Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer. In these roles, Leja will oversee all academic affairs and activities at Rasmussen College, including support and assessment, programmatic quality and rigor, expansion of competency-based education and other learning models and methods, as well as faculty engagement. Leja brings with her more than 25 years of higher education experience with 15 years in academic leadership roles at both private and public colleges and universities.
5/18/2015
Rasmussen College Launches Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced the launch of a Computer Science Bachelor’s degree completion program. The program is designed to offer students real-life, hands-on learning experiences in a business context, using the most current technology through access to Amazon, Apple and Microsoft platforms. Graduates will be prepared to contribute to organizational success as business analysts, solutions architects, developers, analysts and solutions engineers.

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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.


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Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees online and across its 23 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Public Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. 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
  • 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 our previous presentations below:


Proposals That Persuade: Writing a Winning Business Proposal

Featured Speaker:
Soma Jurgensen, School of Business State Program Coordinator
Rasmussen College

Soma Jurgensen explains why business proposals are the first step to bringing about measured change and what to include in a winning proposal.


World Class Service 2.0: Going Beyond the Basics of Customer Service

Featured Speaker:
Patty Sagert, Campus Director
Rasmussen College

Patty Sagert goes beyond the basics of customer service in this presentation and explains how to set your business apart from your competitors by creating engaging, unique, and memorable customer experiences.


Business Savvy From the Start: Excel in an Entry Level Job

Featured Speaker:
George Alland, Full-time Online Instructor
Rasmussen College

George Alland shares business insight to ensure entry level candidates make the most of their first job, including how to dress, email etiquette and why the relationships you build could make or break your climb.


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.

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