Rasmussen College Accreditation

Credentialed to Deliver High Quality Education

Whether online, on campus, or through blended learning models, we adhere to the highest standards of education and student support. Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Rasmussen College is Regionally Accredited

Regional accreditation is only awarded to colleges that meet criteria set by the association in their respective region, and can provide assurance that an organization has been found to meet strict requirements and criteria, and that there are reasonable grounds for believing it will continue to do so according to the HLC's Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions: An Overview, 2007 Edition.

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Accreditations and Approvals

Higher Learning Commission  Mark of Affiliation

Higher Learning Commission

Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Higher Learning Commission 

30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602
800-621-7440
ncahlc.org

The Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate’s degree in Minnesota, Illinois and Florida is approved by the Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Florida and Wisconsin Boards of Nursing.

Upon satisfactory completion of the nursing program requirements, students are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses. Upon passing the NCLEX-RN Exam, the RN candidate is eligible for licensure, provided the candidate has satisfied all Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Florida Board of Nursing requirements.

Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Email: nursing.board@state.mn.us
Phone: 888-243-2690 or 612-617-2270

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Division of Professional Regulation
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Kansas Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street
Suite 1051
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230
Phone: 785-296-4929

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
Wisconsin Board of Nursing
1400 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703

Florida Board of Nursing
4042 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-245-4125

The Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Associate’s degree in Minnesota is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Upon satisfactory completion of the Practical Nursing program requirements, students are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for practical nurses. Upon passing the NCLEX-PN Exam, the PN candidate is eligible for licensure, provided the candidate has satisfied all Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements.

Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Email: nursing.board@state.mn.us
Phone: 888-243-2690 or 612-617-2270

The Rasmussen College Practical Nursing diploma in Florida is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

Upon satisfactory completion of the Practical Nursing Program requirements, students are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for practical nurses. Upon passing the NCLEX-PN Exam, the PN candidate is eligible for licensure, provided the candidate has satisfied all Florida Board of Nursing requirements.

Florida Board of Nursing
4042 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-245-4125

The Rasmussen College Associate Degree in Nursing program in Ocala, Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
acenursing.org

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The RN to BSN program at Rasmussen College is a new applicant, pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Health Information Technician - CAHIIM
The Health Information Technician Associate Degree Program offered at the Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Bloomington, Eagan, Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato, and St. Cloud Campuses in Minnesota—the Aurora/Naperville and Rockford Campuses in Illinois—the Green Bay Campus in Wisconsin – and the Rasmussen College Online Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Health Information Management - CAHIIM
The Health Information Management Bachelor's degree program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Medical Assisting

ABHES
The Medical Assisting Diploma programs at the Bismarck campus in North Dakota; the Aurora/Naperville, Mokena/ Tinley Park, Rockford, and Romeoville/Joliet campuses in Illinois; the Fort Myers, Ocala, New Port Richey/West Pasco and Tampa/Brandon campuses in Florida; the Appleton, Green Bay, and Wausau campuses in Wisconsin; and the Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Eagan, Mankato, and St. Cloud campuses in Minnesota are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314
North Falls Church, VA 22043
703-917-9503

CAAHEP
The Medical Assisting Diploma program at the Lake Elmo/Woodbury and Moorhead campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Surgical Technologist - CAAHEP

The Surgical Technologist AAS Program at the Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Moorhead, and St. Cloud campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (caahep.org), upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

Medical Laboratory Technician - NAACLS

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program at the Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato, Moorhead, St. Cloud, and Green Bay Campuses are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N River Road
Rosemont, IL  60018
Phone: 773-714-8880   Fax: 773-714-8886

 

Rasmussen College registration, authorization, licensure and approval by state:

Rasmussen College in Minnesota is registered by: Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108
651-642-0567
ohe.state.mn.us

Rasmussen College – MN locations are registered as private institutions with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 1306A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Registration does not mean credits earned at the institution can be transferred to all other institutions.

Rasmussen College in Illinois is authorized by: Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 East Adams, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701
217-782-3442
ibhe.state.il.us

Rasmussen College in Florida is licensed by: Commission for Independent Education
325 West Gaines Street
Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
850-245-3200
fldoe.org/cie/

Rasmussen College in North Dakota is authorized by: North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
600 East Boulevard Ave, Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505
701-328-3180
nd.gov/cte

Rasmussen College in Wisconsin is approved by: State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
30 West Mifflin Street, 9th Floor
P.O. Box 8696
Madison, Wisconsin 53708
608-266-1996
eab.state.wi.us

Rasmussen College in Kansas is approved by: Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612

Rasmussen College is registered with: Iowa College Student Aid Commission
603 East 12th Street, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319

Rasmussen College is registered with: Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Registration/Complaint Information

Alaska

Rasmussen College is exempt from authorization under AK Statute 14.48. Rasmussen College does not have a physical presence in the state, and students residing in AK enroll in online programs only.

Maryland

Rasmussen College is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to enroll Maryland students in online distance education programs. Registration does not constitute approval or endorsement of the college or its programs by the state of Maryland.

Complaints may be submitted to either of the following after following the complaint/grievance procedures established Rasmussen College, which can be found in the college catalog at rasmussen.edu/degrees/course-catalog/

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-3388
mhec.state.md.us/highered/acadAff/MHECStudentComplaintProcess.pdf

Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
Consumer Protection Hotline: 410-528-8662 consumer@oag.state.md.us
oag.state.md.us/Consumer/complaint.htm

Rasmussen College is authorized by: Montana Board of Regents
Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
Montana University System

2500 Broadway Street
P.O. Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620

Rasmussen College is registered with: Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capital Avenue
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Rasmussen College is approved for:
Veteran’s Education Benefits by the Veterans Affairs State Approving Agencies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida and North Dakota. More information can be found at gibill.va.gov.