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120-YEAR TRACK RECORD

Career-Focused Programs for 120 Years

For the past century, Rasmussen University has provided higher education options for working adults with goals to go further in the ever-changing job landscape. From our first campus opening in 1900 and leading the way in online education in 2002 to our recent graduate degree enrollment, we’ve stayed true to our mission to meet the evolving needs of our diverse communities and create well-rounded professionals—ready for in-demand careers.

History of Rasmussen

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Education transforms lives. Not just with lofty goals far into the future, but through everyday achievements.

This idea is the foundation on which Rasmussen College—now Rasmussen University—was built. In 1900, Walter Rasmussen started a business school to meet the needs of a booming economy. And 53 students took their first steps, enrolling to become bookkeepers, secretaries, typists and accountants. They worked in a classroom, shoulder to shoulder, on typewriters. Now, we work online. When the digital age demanded evolution, Rasmussen University was an early leader in online education. Innovative curriculum and technology opened doors for students to learn on their own terms, while still gaining the valuable soft skills they would need to succeed. With kids, full-time jobs, life responsibilities and unwavering determination, Rasmussen students know that every step counts. In a workforce that needs great nurses, great people in education and the justice system, the business minded, the tech savvy and those with an eye for design, Rasmussen will continue to partner in your progress toward meaningful careers. Over 120 years after opening, we are still evolving to meet student and workforce needs, adding master's degrees and launching our first doctoral program. What started as a revolutionary business institution is now a university with over 50 programs, seven schools of study, over 20 campuses, a national online presence and the most ADN nursing graduates in the U.S.

At Rasmussen University, we'll never stop finding ways to support our students and our communities. We’re lifelong learners, innovators and mentors. We'll stay curious, continue to take chances and keep putting students first, giving them the tools they're going to need for their next steps.

Rasmussen University Transition

Rasmussen College completed its transition to Rasmussen University in October 2020.

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