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7/17/2018
Rasmussen College Gives Back During 10th-Annual Community Service Day
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, will give back, in its yearly tradition, to its local communities on Friday, July 20 during its tenth annual Community Service Day. About 700 employees from its 22 campuses and three central offices will participate in the national service day event. Through this annual effort, employees and staff will volunteer more than 2,100 hours in just one 24-hour period; helping communities across the country grow and thrive.
6/13/2018
Rasmussen College Launches Data Analytics Bachelor’s Degree Program to Meet Market Demands
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced its newly launched Data Analytics Bachelor’s degree program. The Data Analytics program features multiple entry options for students, including a Bachelor’s degree-completion option designed for students who hold a conferred Associate’s degree from an accredited institution or for students who have successfully completed 90 quarter credits with a grade of “C” or higher. The program is designed to help students learn the skills and languages needed to excel in a data analytics career. Upon completion, students will be prepared for the SAS® Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential exam, a foundation for a career as a SAS professional. Enrollment is immediately available with courses beginning in July 2018.
5/7/2018
Rasmussen College Expands Competency-Based Education Model to Its First Associate’s Degree Programs
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced the expansion of its Flex Choice® Competency-Based Education (CBE) program model to the College’s first two Associate’s degree programs—Business Management and Early Childhood Education (ECE). The learning model provides students with an efficient, relevant and flexible way to earn a college degree. Students interested in enrolling in the Business Management or ECE Associate’s degree programs now have the option of taking CBE courses, which are delivered in self-paced modules with robust faculty interaction and graded instruction while also giving students flexibility over how they manage their time. Enrollment in both programs is immediately available with classes beginning in July.
4/10/2018
Rasmussen College Joins the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to Celebrate Week of the Young Child
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, joins the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to celebrate Week of the Young Child (WOYC)™, April 16–20. NAEYC has celebrated WOYC annually since 1971 with Rasmussen College honoring the week College-wide since 2011. The week is dedicated to better meeting the needs of our country’s young children, their families and the educators who teach them. This year, Rasmussen College is acknowledging the increased focus nationwide on the importance of STEAM concepts: science, technology, engineering, art and math. The College believes now is an opportune time to discuss how we can address these large and often complex topics with young children to develop and foster an interest in STEAM at an early age. This year’s internal theme, Celebrating Our Youngest Learners Through STEAM, will be recognized across the College’s 22 campuses and online.
3/22/2018
Rasmussen College Radiologic Technology Program in Lake Elmo/Woodbury and Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco Earns Accreditation
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced its Radiologic Technology Associate’s degree program at its Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Minn. and Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco, Fl. campuses have earned programmatic accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Accreditation signifies the College’s Radiologic Technology program has met or exceeded standards and criteria for educational quality in Radiologic Technology curriculum and prepares students to work successfully in the profession upon graduation.
3/9/2018
Rasmussen College Redesigns Finance and Marketing Bachelor’s Degrees to Prepare Students for Careers in Today’s Digital Economy
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced two newly relaunched Business degree programs: a Finance Bachelor’s degree-completion program and a Marketing Bachelor’s degree-completion program. Through curriculum developed to reflect the latest financial, digital marketing and sales management practices, these flexible, fully online degrees are designed to equip students with a strong business foundation and skills to meet the high demand for business professionals nationwide.
2/27/2018
Rasmussen College Refreshes Cyber Security Program to Prepare Students to Meet the Technology Needs of Tomorrow
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced its newly relaunched Cyber Security accelerated Bachelor’s degree-completion program. Previously, Rasmussen College offered an Information Security Bachelor’s degree program and has chosen to refresh its curriculum, credential and name to better align with industry and employer demands. Results from the eighth Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) found the workforce gap in cyber security is estimated to be growing, with the projected shortage reaching 1.8 million professionals by 2022. The new Cyber Security program is designed to prepare students to secure proprietary information, defend data and ultimately help to close the nationwide technical skills gap.
2/23/2018
Rasmussen College Launches Surgical Technologist Associate’s Degree Program at New Port Richey/West Pasco Campus
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced the launch of its Surgical Technologist Associate’s degree program at its New Port Richey/West Pasco campus with classes beginning in April. The program can be completed in as few as 21 months and prepares students for a rewarding career working with medical teams and patients as a surgical technologist—one of the fastest-growing professions in the healthcare field.
1/23/2018
Dr. Joan Rich, Rasmussen College Vice President of Nursing, Appointed to National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education’s New Advisory Council
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is proud to announce that Dr. Joan Rich, Rasmussen College’s Vice President of Nursing, was recently appointed to the National League for Nursing (NLN) Foundation for Nursing Education’s new Advisory Council. Dr. Rich will join nine other leaders from across the country on the Advisory Council, and is one of only five members representing a higher education institution. The group of industry leaders will help provide insight into the future of nursing education and work to overcome challenges the industry faces, as well as build awareness of the NLN Foundation, its mission and the work it does to provide faculty scholarships annually.
1/16/2018
Rasmussen College Launches an Evening and Weekend Practical Nursing Program at Its Tampa/Brandon Campus
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced its Practical Nursing program (PN) at the Tampa/Brandon, FL campus, will be offered on evenings and weekends starting in April. The Rasmussen College PN Diploma program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. New PN students starting in April will be able to choose to enroll in the evening and weekend program at the Tampa/Brandon campus or the weekday program at the Land O’Lakes/East Pasco campus. The evening and weekend PN program is designed to accommodate growing healthcare needs in the community and ensure all who are seeking nursing education can find program options to fit into their schedules.

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Rasmussen College is dedicated to serving our communities by recognizing the diverse needs of individuals.

We encourage personal and professional development through respect, appreciation and a commitment to general education, as a foundation for life-long learning.

As an institution of higher learning, Rasmussen College is committed to preparing students to be active, productive, and successful contributors to a global community.


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Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college that is dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through high-demand and flexible educational programs. Since 1900, the College has been committed to academic innovation and providing the highest standard of education while empowering students to pursue a college degree. Rasmussen College offers certificate and diploma programs through associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online and across its 22 Midwest and Florida campuses. A pioneer in online education, the College is helping lead advancements in innovations such as competency-based education and comprehensive student support services that help working adults advance their careers. The College is also committed to providing a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit rasmussen.edu.

Rasmussen College has campuses in:

  • Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Eagan, Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato, Moorhead, and St. Cloud, MN
  • Aurora/Naperville, Mokena/Tinley Park, Rockford, and Romeoville/Joliet, IL
  • Fort Myers, Ocala, New Port Richey/West Pasco, Land O' Lakes/East Pasco, and Tampa/Brandon, FL
  • Green Bay and Wausau, WI
  • Fargo, ND
  • Topeka and Kansas City/Overland Park, KS
  • Online

Depending on the campus, classes are offered during the day, evening, or on weekends.

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Subject Matter Expert Showcase

Rasmussen College, a leader in higher education, presents our Subject Matter Expert Showcase, a speaker series featuring subject matter experts dedicated to educating the community. To learn more, check out our previous presentations below:


Proposals That Persuade: Writing a Winning Business Proposal

Featured Speaker:
Soma Jurgensen, School of Business State Program Coordinator
Rasmussen College

Soma Jurgensen explains why business proposals are the first step to bringing about measured change and what to include in a winning proposal.


World Class Service 2.0: Going Beyond the Basics of Customer Service

Featured Speaker:
Patty Sagert, Campus Director
Rasmussen College

Patty Sagert goes beyond the basics of customer service in this presentation and explains how to set your business apart from your competitors by creating engaging, unique, and memorable customer experiences.


Business Savvy From the Start: Excel in an Entry Level Job

Featured Speaker:
George Alland, Full-time Online Instructor
Rasmussen College

George Alland shares business insight to ensure entry level candidates make the most of their first job, including how to dress, email etiquette and why the relationships you build could make or break your climb.


Civic Engagement: Effectively Advocate Your Needs

Featured Speaker:
Katie Misukanis, Government Relations Director
Rasmussen College

Katie Misukanis explains the practical logistics of communicating with legislators, such as how to locate them, present issues, and what the legislative process looks like. Help yourself and your business and be civically engaged.


Planning for Your Education Investment: Developing a Tuition Repayment Strategy

Featured Speaker:
Oana Zayic, Sr. Student Finance Advisor
Rasmussen College

Oana Zayic explains the fundamentals of student loans, as well as how to take advantage of company tuition reimbursement programs and how to create a personal budget throughout your college career.


Community Policing: How to be an Aware and Active Member of Your Community

Featured Speaker:
Stefanie Dressen, School of Justice Studies Instructor
Rasmussen College 

Stefanie Dressen explains the importance of knowing your neighbors and provides details on how to identify suspicious activity in your neighborhood.


Talent Planning: How to Grow Your Future Leaders

Featured Speaker:
John Smith-Coppes, Campus Director, North Dakota
Rasmussen College 

John Smith-Coppes explains how a company can grow future leaders from within to create a more sustainable, success-driven workforce based on their industry expertise, business goals, and the ability to forecast future trends.


Building Your Enterprise: How to Create an Effective Business Plan

Featured Speaker:
Antar Salim, Program Coordinator, School of Business
Rasmussen College

Antar Salim explains how to create a business plan to help guide future business strategy and expansion by examining the strengths, weaknesses, and the competitive landscape.


Online Networking: Using Social Media to Grow Your Network

Featured Speaker:
Dana DeLapi-Haesemeyer, Online Community Manager
Rasmussen College

Dana DeLapi-Haesemeyer shows how to make your business grow by strategically using social media to boost marketing efforts, customer service, and spur sales.


Marketing 101: Developing a Marketing Plan for Your Business

Featured Speaker:
Soma Jurgenson, Program Chair, School of Business
Rasmussen College

Soma Jurgenson illustrates how to create a marketing plan to further the success of your business. She walks through each step of the marketing plan, including defining your goals and developing activities to achieve them.


World Class Service: Creating a Positive Customer Experience

Featured Speaker:
Patty Sagert, Campus Director, Blaine Campus
Rasmussen College

Patty Sagert explains how creating a positive customer service experience is vital for any business, and how to treat customers in order to keep your doors open.


Online Word-of-Mouth: How to Excel at Online Marketing Using What You Already Know

Featured Speaker:
Josh Braaten, Online Marketing Manager of SEO
Rasmussen College

Josh Braaten explains how to use search engine optimization (SEO) and the resulting online word-of-mouth to improve consumer traffic to your website or blog.

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