Press Release

Rasmussen College Announces Two New Campuses In Kansas

College will open campuses in Topeka and Overland Park, Kansas in Spring 2013

September 12, 2012

Erin Werthman
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (September 12, 2012) - Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited post-secondary institution of higher education, announced today their plans to open two new campuses in Topeka and Overland Park, Kansas. Both locations are scheduled to begin classes in spring 2013.

“We are very excited about our expansion into the Kansas market, and the communities of Topeka and Overland Park have been very receptive and welcoming to our current plans,” said Kristi Waite, President of Rasmussen College. “Our College has such a strong history in providing practical, career-focused degree programs that meet market demand, and we look forward to the educational opportunities that we can bring to residents in Topeka and Overland Park.”

Founded in 1900 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rasmussen College is a private college that offers more than 80 market-relevant and career-focused programs at the certificate, diploma, associate’s, and bachelor’s degree level both online and across its 22 campuses in the Midwest and Florida. With a mission dedicated to serving communities by recognizing the diverse needs of individuals, Rasmussen College is committed to preparing students to be active, productive and successful contributors to the global community. Currently, Rasmussen College enrolls more than 14,000 students nationwide.

Both Kansas campus locations will offer Rasmussen College’s new and innovative bachelor’s degree completion program, AcceleratEDSM. Designed for adult students looking to advance their careers, these exclusive AcceleratED e-learning programs are delivered on an innovative online platform and taught by leading industry professionals.

“Our AcceleratED program has already helped many students save time in completing their degree while maintaining a healthy work-life balance, which is so important for today’s busy professionals,” said Waite. “We are proud to be able to offer this great academic solution to the Kansas residents.”

Rasmussen College has also been recognized for its Support+ network of student support services, designed to better meet the needs of incoming and current students in achieving their educational and career goals. Support+ is available to all students at no additional cost and consists of program managers, financial aid advisors, 24/7 technical assistance, academic tutoring, industry-experienced instructors, career service advisors and a portfolio of other services customized to help students achieve academic and career success. Incoming students not yet enrolled at Rasmussen College will also have access to these services during their decision-making and enrollment process.

Waite concluded, “Our College invests a lot of time and consideration into expanding into new communities, and we look for cities that have demonstrated a commitment to growing higher education opportunities for their residents. From all of our initial meetings with local leaders in Topeka and Overland Park, we are excited to become a local and long-lasting education partner.”

The Rasmussen College Overland Park campus will be located at 11600 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kan., 22610.

The Topeka campus will be located at 620 SW Governor View, Topeka, Kan., 66606.

For more information Rasmussen College’s new campus locations in Kansas, contact (877) 791-7180.

For additional information about Rasmussen College 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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