Press Release

Rasmussen College Launches Nationwide Bachelor Completer Program

Affordable, Online Only Accelerated Program Offers Credit for Prior Learning Experience to Help Adult Students Complete Their Degree Quickly to Enhance Career Opportunities

October 27, 2011

Erin Werthman
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Oct. 27, 2011) – Rasmussen College today announced the launch of its new online, accelerated Bachelor Completer program designed specifically to help adult students complete their Bachelor’s degree in order to advance their career. The new e-learning program offers a seamless credit transfer process, including credit for prior learning experience, and accelerated course completion that enables students to finish their degree in as little as 18 months, all while continuing to work fulltime and meet family obligations.

Enrollment for the program is now open; coursework begins in January 2012 in two programs: Marketing degree, and Human Resources/Organizational Leadership degree. Tuition is priced affordably at just $260 per credit.

Each course offers a workplace-relevant, career-focused curriculum delivered by Rasmussen’s highly engaged professional faculty using state-of-the-art online teaching tools. Each course lasts six weeks, and students will take four courses per quarter, or two courses each term, to complete their degree in just a year and a half

“We have specifically tailored this program for adult learners who are highly motivated to finally complete the degree they once started and do it quickly at an affordable cost,” said Kristi Waite, Rasmussen College President. “Students will benefit from Rasmussen’s proven instructional methodologies, top-notch faculty and demonstrated success in serving the adult learner, all within an accelerated program that offers a rapid time to completion.”

Recent studies have shown that demand for college-educated workers will grow as much as 16 percent over the next seven years, while demand for other workers will remain flat. By 2018, it’s estimated that nearly two-thirds of the nation’s jobs will require some postsecondary education or training, which makes increasing the number of college graduates critical for reaching key national economic goals.

In 2010, about 56 million people in the U.S. had completed some college coursework or attained an Associate’s degree. The Rasmussen Bachelor Completer Program aims to help these aspiring college graduates obtain a Bachelor’s degree to enhance their opportunities for career growth and advancement.

In order to apply, prospective students must have already earned an Associate’s degree or have completed at least 60 quarter credits. Additional credits may be granted for prior learning experiences. To help students get started quickly, applicants will receive an estimate of their allowable credit transfers within one business day and have access to a single admissions/enrollment point of contact to ensure a smooth process. The program is open to students nationwide with all courses delivered entirely online; learners need not be located near one of Rasmussen’s 22 physical campus locations.

For more information, or to apply for Rasmussen College’s new online, accelerated Bachelor Completer program, visit

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 24 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 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

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