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The Public Accounting Program At Rasmussen Collge Now Available At All Minnesota Campus Locations

Partnership with Yaeger CPA Review Incorporates CPA HomeStudy Course to Enhance Student Success on National CPA Exam

February 9, 2012

Erin Werthman
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MINNEAPOLIS (February 9, 2012) – Rasmussen College announced today it has expanded availability of its Public Accounting degree program, launching the Bachelor’s degree program at all Minnesota college campuses, including Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato, Moorhead and St. Cloud.

Rasmussen College has partnered with Yaeger CPA Review to assist students meet the CPA licensure exam requirements. Through Yaeger’s robust online study platform, Rasmussen Accounting program students have access to thorough preparation tools for the CPA exam, incorporating Yaeger’s HomeStudy courses, online portal with access to video, Wiley CPA Review textbooks, downloadable handouts, and access to the Yaeger CPA Review Instructor Hotline.

“This unique program has already seen tremendous success at our Wisconsin and Florida campus locations, providing students with the knowledge and hands-on experience they need to pursue fulfilling, rewarding careers in the public, private and government sector,” said Kathy Heldman, Director of the School of Business at Rasmussen College. “We’re eager to expand this program in Minnesota and excited about helping to open new doors of opportunity for students with a proven program that gets them into the workforce and practicing their new career more quickly than the traditional route.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for accountants is forecast to grow rapidly over the next six years, with an increase of more than 279,000 new positions expected by 2018. The field also boasts strong income potential: accountants and auditors typically earn just over $60,000 on average with salaries that can range as high as nearly $80,000, while financial analysts earn an average of more than $73,000 with income potential of nearly $100,000 per year.

In addition to achieving CPA licensure requirements, students in the Rasmussen College Public Accounting degree program learn effective client communication skills, analytical, and creative problem-solving tactics and the leadership skills necessary to prepare for management roles, as well as develop industry-specific technology and intellectual proficiency and a strong sense of ethics and integrity.

Students in the Rasmussen College Public Accounting degree program can also take advantage of customized job search, resume, cover letter and interviewing assistance available from the Rasmussen College Career Services department upon graduation, and at any time throughout their career, in any location, field or industry.

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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 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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